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Bonsoir!

Well here we are in beautiful and sunny Provence.

Its been a while since my last post....but finally getting the cobwebs off the ole D200.

These sunflowers were given to me by Amanda and Jason who own the house, where we are staying.....so thought I would put them to some good use.

Taken in a litttle nook in the grounds of the house.

Thanks for stopping by

Enjoy the rest of your evening....we are!

Wooly....step away from the vino! Wink


~Alley~


P.S Janet.....you would get stuck in mega AFmode if you were here Smile

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 50mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Tournesols
Username:AlleyCatz AlleyCatz
Uploaded:27 Jul 2009 - 7:19 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General
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NikkiW
NikkiW  733 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 7:22 PM

love it....
nikki

shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 7:23 PM

Super image with wonderful textures and super detail and love the composition very well done
Alexa

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 7:46 PM

Good to have you posting Alley, enjoy the hols hic hic

Oh very good use too of them there flowers

LesF

Last Modified By LesF at 27 Jul 2009 - 7:46 PM
cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 7:52 PM

looks good with the Bg.lesley

Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:14 PM

Nice one Alison . Tell him one small glass only Wink

Brian.........................................................

Last Modified By Briwooly at 27 Jul 2009 - 8:16 PM
Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 12315 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:20 PM

Great picture,
Alan

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:21 PM

Were on our way in the morning Provence here we come. Colour bekons Alison. Ron.

Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:24 PM

Very well done Alison.

Alan X

Bring plenty of sun cream Ron... It's hot!

Alan

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:31 PM


Quote: Tell him one small glass only

Yeah Brian... ....more like one small bottle....or two Wink

Ron: Hope you have a great time when you get here....the weather is glorious Smile just like the vin and food.

Thanks for stopping by folks....not 100% on the editing on this one as done on the laptop.
.....and no DaveU not under the influence ...at all....well not much! Wink


~Alley~

JasperD
JasperD  6 Switzerland
27 Jul 2009 - 8:36 PM

Really love this composition, fantastic tones and color!

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:42 PM

Looks good to me Alley. Lovely colourful sunflower and that's an excellent choice for b/ground.
Brian.

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:43 PM

Gorgeous shot! The sunflowers go so well with the tones in the wall and I love it's texture and sweeping curve. Have a wondeful time!
Barbara

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:46 PM

Ah bonjour ma petite ... tres bons, crepes suzettes et la coq sportif.

Lovely pic Alley .... composition, colour combinations and background texture all very tasty.

So it's cold and rainy here in Brum and I've got no wine. Jealous moi????

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:53 PM

Ahhh bonsoir....mon petite brummie ami.....

We have plenty.....5 litres of 12.5% for 8 Euros....

Keep having to ask wooly to "Step away from the Rose!"

Lots of tasy b/g's and textures here Dave....spoilt for choice...and the weather is tres...tres bon Smile


~Alley~

sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:54 PM

What a beautiful composition this is !! - good colour and detail - good use of light - Elizabeth

dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:54 PM

This is fabulous..I love the texture of the wall behind the flowers. it does look very French !
Di

Eviscera
Eviscera  71094 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:18 PM

Oh for earthenware ! this is lovely Alley !

Dave

Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:21 PM

Alison.... Step away from the goats cheese!

Alan Wink

chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:34 PM

Love the textures Alison,a good mix.The colours compliment each other..an excellent choice of location too.
Wish I WAS there !....AF mode..me..nah you got me confused with someone else,too much Goat's cheese Mrs ..it's addled yer brain !

Make sure he puts plenty of factor 50 on that little bit at the top of his nut,don't want him coming home like a little red beacon do we ?....Wink

IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:35 PM

Gorgeous. The rustic tones, the composition (especially with the curving rim), the turned-down heads of the flowers....I love it.

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:43 PM

Ian said it perfectly - ta Ian! Seriously lovely work Alley!

Sarah *

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:48 PM

Thanks gang....

Hey the factor 50 has been put daily on his radar!

I was telling Amanda & Jason all about ya ....and how you would be stuck all day in AF mode if you were here Wink


~Alley~

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:02 PM

Really like what you have done here.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for stopping by Andrew Smile


~Alley~

chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
27 Jul 2009 - 10:24 PM

Its a beauty...would hang it on my wall any time.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:07 PM

Very nice Alley, & welcome back

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 6:08 AM

Absolutely love this Alley.
Tom.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 8:02 AM

Thanks for stopping by everyone......it's another glorious day here in Provence Smile


~Alley~

MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 8:04 AM

A Belter Missus! Enjoy the vino - - can you send us some of the sunshine for August, please?? Wink

Fran x

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
28 Jul 2009 - 8:04 AM

Bravo!
Cor.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 9:36 AM

Just love the way you have done this
Lucky you ...wine in hand no doubt!!

wrinkles
wrinkles e2 Member 5338 forum postswrinkles vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 - 10:28 AM

It,s a classic.

fossilized
28 Jul 2009 - 3:31 PM

A lovely composition.
Jean

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 4:04 PM

Congrats on the HC Alley, not lost your touch eh. Good excuse for another bottle tonight.

LesF

JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 4:21 PM

very nice composition

John

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 8:15 PM

Congrats on the HC Alley - thought it looked rather good Smile
Brian.

JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
28 Jul 2009 - 8:16 PM

beautiful.............

Have a wonderful time with Alan...........

Jouko

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 8:26 PM

Merci beaucoup....for my HC....I am well chuffed Smile Smile Smile


Quote: Good excuse for another bottle tonight

Hey Les I did need an excuse.....and now have one Wink

Thanks for stopping by....always appreciated.


~Alley~

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2009 - 12:06 AM

i'm not jealous alison.....honest!!!

what a lovely shot..pure provence, and truly worthy of the HC

phil

Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2009 - 1:47 AM

Triffik!!
HC too! Is that Haute CHateau??? Wink
Cheers, Goggz

ChazB
ChazB  864 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2009 - 11:09 AM

A lovely composition with excellent detail and textures.
Charlotte

redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2009 - 12:41 PM

I like this very much. Bet a tone mapped version woul look great too (I must try and wean myself off that way of seeing!)

It has some super textures in there and I like the wavey line.
Jon

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 7:38 AM

Nice to see you back Ali.. fab textures and colours, great comp too

Jon

User_Removed
31 Jul 2009 - 8:39 AM

great work, love the blue vase, it makes it for me

di

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 8:16 PM

Thanks everyone....your very kind.


~Alley~

AntHolloway
AntHolloway e2 Member 8168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 - 11:27 PM

Really like the texture and light in this and the positioning of the vase framed by the curve above.

Ant.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 2:35 PM

Thanks for stopping by Ant....and for your UA...much appreciated Smile


ATB


~Alley~

celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2009 - 2:16 PM

Well chosen colours and textures make this very special Alley!

Well done!

Tim

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2009 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for stopping by Tim Smile


~Alley~

martin.w
martin.w  12350 forum posts United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 8:30 PM

Wonderful, superb work...congrats on the HC Smile

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2009 - 11:51 PM

So beautiful Alley, well 'posed' and beautifully lit.

gill
congrats on the HC!

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
7 Aug 2009 - 8:26 AM

Super well done

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2009 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Martin,Gilly and Doug Smile


~Alley~

49er
49er  7564 forum posts
7 Aug 2009 - 9:46 AM

Stunning.. One of the best images of this genre I have seen in very long time

James_C
James_C  436 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2009 - 7:18 PM

Beautifully seen and captured - a really lovely picture.

James

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2009 - 2:09 PM

Thanks Edgar & James Smile


~Alley~

viscostatic
13 Aug 2009 - 10:54 PM

An excellent composition with great colours and textures.

Phil.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 7:43 AM

Thanks Phil Smile


~Alley~

zulupentax
24 Aug 2009 - 8:24 AM

What a fabulous composition and a spot on eye for turning this into a wonderful image for a poster on a wall. Everything about it is perfect including the dead leaves around scattered on the ground, the positioning of the flowers on that particular location of the wall, each detail seems to have been carefully thought.

Well done, a lovely image indeed

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 11:12 AM

Thanks Zulu....appreciate you stopping by Smile


~Alley~

VintageRed
12 Sep 2009 - 9:47 PM

Simple and effective Alley.
Nick

Hazel
Hazel  7 United States
25 Mar 2010 - 12:28 AM

You have an eye for what works - terrific!

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