1) I did a lot of post processing work and blurred out the background. 2) Fake roses I found laying around the house, once again a lot of post processing, adjusting contrast, levels and saturation. 3) For this one, I used natural light coming through the window and didn't do any post processing 4) Changed the sky from whitish color to black and lightened up the building a little bit, also adjusted the contrast. 5) This one was shot over the weekend. Sun was just in a perfect position and IMO shows great texture. That is all for now. Please let me know what suggestions you may have for making these shots better.