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Seen at Arlington Court yesterday, near Barnstaple, this beautiful red amber (didn't know there was such a thing!) elephant housed inside domed glass. I had to wait a long time for people at the far end of the room to move, but it was worth it, I think. Hope you think so too Smile.

Thanks for looking and for your continued support... I will try to catch up with comments today/tomorrow Smile.

Theresa

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A580
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Sep 2011 - 1:47 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Red Amber
Username:AshTree AshTree
Uploaded:26 Sep 2011 - 10:41 AM
Tags:Arlington court, Elephant, General, Glass dome, National trust, Red amber
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gingerdelight
26 Sep 2011 - 11:03 AM

Oooh, this is gorgeous! I want one for my lounge! A great capture of it too!
Carol

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:11 AM

What a pretty thing, and so nicely presented against that window.
Chris

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:31 AM

Red amber - how beautiful it is with the window light shining through it

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
26 Sep 2011 - 11:31 AM

Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile

bill33
bill33 e2 Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:32 AM

Looks Expensive, well spotted and captured, Bill.

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:33 AM

definetely worth to wait!
excellent light/red.
francesco

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:35 AM

How beautiful. It must be very rare.

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:39 AM

Very well composed with excellent light and colour.
Steve.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:53 AM

Good shot Theresa,and I admire your patience.
I do find a, '' get out the road so I can take a pic'',
is a quicker method however !!
Mick.

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 12:20 PM

How beautiful, the colour is amazing and the scenery is very well suited too, Theresa.
Shell

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8525 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1089 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 12:30 PM

Fascinating, I've never come across red amber and this piece looks impressively large!
Moira

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 12:34 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments.

Quote: Looks Expensive, well spotted and captured, Bill.

I think it probably is Bill - from what I can gather red amber is quite rare (that's my excuse for not having heard of it before, anyway Wink)


Quote: I do find a, '' get out the road so I can take a pic'',
is a quicker method however !!
Mick.

I like your style, Mick - don't know how this would go down in a National Trust property, however, amongst all the genteel brass buttoned blazer brigade!


Quote: this piece looks impressively large!
Moira

It was, Moira - about 6 inches high, I think. Probably worth a small fortuneWink


Theresa

Last Modified By AshTree at 26 Sep 2011 - 12:38 PM
morpheus1955
26 Sep 2011 - 1:39 PM

Superb shot Theresa, great composition and light, definitely well worth the wait.

Hugh

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 1:42 PM

'Wonderful Light, tones, reflections, color, clarity, & artistic composition,' Theresa, on this interesting, classic, & elegant image rendering.

Ciao~ Peter

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 1:49 PM

An excellent capture, Theresa, and worth waiting for the people to move, would have spoilt it otherwise Wink
Trev Smile

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 1:58 PM

Thanks Hugh, Peter and Trev.
Theresa

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 3:16 PM

It is beautiful! Never seen anything like it. You've captured it well, great clarity and colour......Sandy

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 3:52 PM

Housed beautifully and showing well in it s harmonious surroundings! Superb and worthy of your careful plananing!

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 5:22 PM

Thanks Sandy and Jennn.
Theresa

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 5:35 PM

Certainly worth waiting for the right moment, good details and tones too.
Regards Richard

nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 5:46 PM

What a collectors piece Theresa. Never heard of red Amber either, Great light and well worth the wait.

Nick

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 6:20 PM

Thanks Richard and Nick.
Theresa

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
26 Sep 2011 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful shot and great reflection.
jj

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 6:27 PM

Never seen anything quite like this .... well worth the wait to get it without people

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 6:35 PM

Thanks jj and Barbara.
Theresa

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44277 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 7:12 PM

Love that hefferlump, Theresa. Looks absolutely exquisite. Bet it weighs a bit as well. Probably as old as meSad

From Wikipedia:


Quote: Amber occurs in a range of different colors. As well as the usual yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color "amber", amber itself can range from a whitish color through a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black. Other more uncommon colors include red amber (sometimes known as cherry amber) green amber, and even blue amber, which is rare and highly sought after.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 26 Sep 2011 - 7:14 PM
zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 10:03 PM

a lovely capture.
ant.

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 10:07 PM

Absolutely superb Theresa - love the reflection of the dome in the table top.
Jason

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 10:15 PM

Thank you Malc, Ant and Jason.

And thanks Malc for the info - I hadn't got around to looking into this. This has thrown all my previous thinking about amber into total disarray.... and can you imagine the UK traffic light sequence: "Red, red/amber, green"? This gives it a whole new chaotic meaning!!

Theresa

DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:33 PM

Wonderful image - like how you use the natural light - superb reflection on the table , as well - excellent

Daniel

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2011 - 11:40 PM

Thanks Daniel.
Theresa

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