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Hello 2013!

I didn't intend to wait two weeks till I get back to you, but I needed some time to get sorted. Family is all back at their places, the house is quiet again. I got some fantastic books for Christmas and I just had to have some reading time.

I hope you all got well into the new year and looking forward to what future may bring. Let's hope it is a good year ahead for all of us.

Big plans on my side - if everything works out I'll be in Scotland in March. Exciting!
Take care,
Johanna

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Title:Leisure time
Username:brownsilent brownsilent
Uploaded:13 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM
Tags:Book, General, Ken Follett, Reading
Votes:66

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 2:51 PM

A very Happy New Year to you, Johanna Smile
A beautiful still life, so well put together and captured. Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

Beautifully arranged and captured, Johanna.

Happy New Year.

P Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:11 PM

Very good composition Johanna, well captured.
Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:23 PM

That read by Ken Follett should keep you going for a night or two, Johanna: nicely set up still life.
Ronnie.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:23 PM

Hello, Johanna! A very Happy New Year to you too! Wink A very beautiful still-life shot here, excellent work Smile
I'll be off for a few days to Stratford-upon-Avon in a couple of weeks time, but I'm really looking forward to my holiday in Bavaria, the first week in April, staying in Langenau Smile
Trev Smile

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:25 PM

looks good to me Johanna.......a rose,some red wine and a good book to red.....my idea of a good night in,Annx

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Jan 2013 - 3:29 PM

A great still life speaking of many happy hours of self indulgence Smile Kick off your shoes and have a great 2013 Johanna !GrinGrinGrin

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:31 PM

Happy New Year, Johanna!
You are enjoying days of wine and roses, I see.
I have a mass of reading to do since Christmas: Santa Claus knows my tastes Smile
Regards
Bill

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:36 PM

So beautifully arranged

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:43 PM

Hope that your plans all work out perfectly for you Johanna,
as this image certainly has
Lillian

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM

A Happy New Year, Johanna, and I hope the weather picks up for you by March!
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 4:04 PM

A good book and a glass of wine Grin A well thought out arrangement Johanna.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 4:16 PM

A beautifully arranged still life, captured beautifully. A great time of year to have a good supply of reading matter around. Like you, I am enjoying relaxing with some good books, favourite music and a stove working hard as it's cold and damp here in Scotland at the moment. Hope we manage to provide some good weather for you when you visit!

Ann

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 4:19 PM

What a beautiful arrangement, well done indeed!
Bob

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 5:19 PM

Welcome back, Johanna, this image looks like what I call "me" time, relaxing and doing what I like doing best, enjoy it.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

Scotland in March!!!! weeeeeeeeeeee.............
I do hope it works!
And do enjoy a glass or two with a read..Wink

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 6:19 PM

Excellent still life image

Hugh

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

love the comp johanna brilliant detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 7:36 PM

Great still life photography Joanna love this one, can imagine how much you are looking forward to Scotland it's a beautiful place, I am envious

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:01 PM

Look forward to having you here in Bonnie Scotland. Must meet!! This photo is so simple yet so effective.
Paul

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:10 PM

Superb still life Johanna. Beautifully composed. Glad to see a Follet. One of today's better writers.
Ron

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM

Glad to see you back, very well arranged and I liked the book a lot, too. Couldn't stop Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

Welcome back, and do take time to read your books-- a love still life for our viewing--- beautiful work!

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

What a lovely peaceful image Johann. Arranged with thought and photographed with great skill.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

Lovely work, beautifully composed and taken, Johanna.
Sylvia

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 11:16 PM

An excellent and well thought arrangement Johanna. Beautifully captured. I hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland
Jim

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:17 AM

I can think of no better way to spend some leisure time than what you've shown here Johanna, a good book, a glass of wine, aaahhh!
Mary got an eReader for her Christmas, now she has the hang of downloading books onto it, she's loving it, for myself I still like the feel of a book or newspaper in my hands, and I'd substitute a wee dram for the wine.
Hope you manage to get your trip to Scotland in, Runrig got anything to do with it? Wink
Rgds., Jim
PS. The trees in my upload were actually as red as I showed them Johanna........no kidding!

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14 Jan 2013 - 5:27 AM

Perfect colours and composition

Peter

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:10 AM

An excellent still life Johanna - a good book, a glass of wine and I hope there was a nice warm fore to sit by.Smile
Joan.

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Joline
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14 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

Here's to a wonderful vacation.

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ChiliMan
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15 Jan 2013 - 10:06 AM


Quote: Let's hope it is a good year ahead for all of us.


I echo that!

A gorgeous still life with which to start the new year, Johanna Smile

Andrew

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

A lovely image, Johanna. Happy New Year.

Tel*

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 6:38 AM

You make it look so inviting Johanna, I used to read everyday in life when I travelled by train to work and it's been ages since I read a book, prefer the book tapes or discs where an actor reads the book to me. Lazy I suppose,I can do something else while I listen, you can't do that holding a book.

Dougie

catching up slowly.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 12:45 AM

Nicely set up and executed Johanna,,

Hmm, haven't read in a long time,,

Aidan,,

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

Happy belated new year Johanna a great still life shot , I love to read to when time and the wife permits.Smile
Rob

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elainebaker
11 Apr 2013 - 12:22 AM

A lovely image and a really good idea. Smile

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xwang
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11 Aug 2013 - 10:12 PM

Beautiful work! I really love this one....Smile

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