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A single, yellow carnation manipulated in the early hours of the morning, one sleepless night ! Smile
This is for my dear mum who passed away on the 18th February . She loved golden skies so I really hope she is somewhere warm and out of pain now.
I cannot thank you all enough for the comments and mails that I have received, they have all helped enormously. I am on my way back here but there are still so many sad jobs that have to be done so forgive me if it takes a few days to get to you.
The sun is shining here, I do hope that it reaches you too. Smile

Camera:nikon d 50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:**Carnation skies**
Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:9 Mar 2009 - 8:08 AM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
9 Mar 2009 - 8:08 AM

So sorry to hear your news. Great image as usual.
Freda

Swanvio
Swanvio  5
9 Mar 2009 - 8:12 AM

A lovely and fitting image. So sorry to hear your news.
Best wishes. Karen.

HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 8:15 AM

What an absolutely wonderful image and fitting tribute....so sorry for your loss.

*Mike*

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:40 AM

A magical image, Dianah. So sorry to hear your news, such a sad time for you, take care. Carol

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:43 AM

It's like an invitation to enter another world. Delightful image.

Albert

Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 8:46 AM

A beautiful and fitting tribute.

Betty

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
9 Mar 2009 - 8:48 AM

So sorry to hear your sad news, a very pretty image for her.
Annette

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:53 AM

A beautiful tribute to your Mother Di. A lovely golden flower.
Ron

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:58 AM

First thought - one of those worm holes that the star ship Enterprize used to travel through...............which is probably quite appropriate when you consider golden skies and a journey. I can imagine travelling through the golden light. Beautiful manipulation Di. So very sorry about the death of your Mum. I know how many things have to be sorted too. So take care of yourself as well as her things- I'm sure she would want that.
Helen x

BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 8:58 AM

EXCELLENT,
Dave

andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
9 Mar 2009 - 9:00 AM

Excellent colours This is a wonderful image
Andy

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6538 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 9:08 AM

This looks more a work of art than a photo, amassing. - gary

Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
9 Mar 2009 - 9:24 AM

It is a really fitting tribute to your Mum.

maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 9:25 AM

Agree with Gary , a gorgeous, golden work of art. I'm sure your mum would have loved this . This must be a very busy and difficult time , so remember to make some time for yourself , keep creating beautiful images
Mary

Last Modified By maryg at 9 Mar 2009 - 9:25 AM
MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 9:30 AM

I am so sorry I did not realise your Mum had passed away, you will carry her in your heart forever. A lovely image for her.
Mavis

GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
9 Mar 2009 - 9:30 AM

fantastic abstract of this wonderful flower, beautiful colour

whiteswan01
9 Mar 2009 - 9:31 AM

gorgeous superb colour
Dawn

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 9:38 AM


Quote: A beautiful and fitting tribute.

Betty

Cant say anything more
Barbs

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful dreamy image, you feel drawn to enter.
A lovely tribute to your Mum, Di.
Glad to see you back, take care.

B. x Smile
* who must get back to uploading more pics soon !

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Mar 2009 - 10:17 AM

A stuning beauty

Peter

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:18 AM

I could gladly enter this golden light, as I'm sure your Mum has. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know you and she struggled valiantly with her illness. May God give you peace, knowing that she is in a place where illness does not exist.

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:19 AM

Interesting and lovely work.

Ken

Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:30 AM

absolutely stunning creation and a beautiful tribute.

i love an image like this that i can sit and view for ages and see many different things.

keep the beauty flowing

peter "morpyre" turner

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:43 AM

A golden delight Di.
Brian.

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:49 AM

So sad to haer you news, Di. This is surely a most fitting tribute - it is very beautiful.
Bill

crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6700 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:54 AM

I have spent the longest time looking at this - I feel I am being drawn in - to go on a journey to an unknown but wonderful destination. One of your very best and a fine tribute. Sandra

Last Modified By crookymonsta at 9 Mar 2009 - 11:03 AM
videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 11:11 AM

Lovely work- -sorry to hear your bad news.
Regards
Pete

PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 11:15 AM


Quote: So sorry to hear your news. Great image as usual.
Freda

Great shot.
Peter

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 11:20 AM

Fine work Di - sorry to hear the sad news.
Regards Richard.

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 11:39 AM

Such sad news, sincere condolences.
Another masterpiece.

Robert

photophantom
9 Mar 2009 - 11:48 AM

my deepest sympathy Di. Your mum will surely love this image. Excellent work.
Dennis

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 12:01 PM

So sorry to hear your news, I had been wondering if everything was ok, not seen you on the site for a while and knew things were not looking good. My condolences to you and your family, and a lovely tribute here to your mum ...
Linda xx

DavidWebb
DavidWebb  7 England
9 Mar 2009 - 12:32 PM

Di - you have some amazing images on display (so sorry to hear of your sad news). Thanks for your comment on my recent upload. Kind regards David

texturencolour
9 Mar 2009 - 12:35 PM

A beautiful golden light emanates from this image and the petals like outstretched arms offer a place to be cradled. Surely you were channeling some divine energy when you created this. A comfort to your mum I'm sure.
jennifer

brianhaslam
9 Mar 2009 - 12:35 PM

Well, that is different.
Can see why you have been away now.
Sorry.

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 12:37 PM

You work this in to nice abstract shot...
Very nice colour..
Well worked...


Dave

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 12:38 PM

Fantastic vibrant color! I also love the full frame shots of flowers!

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 12:39 PM

Thank you so much everybody. I don't think I would be able to create this again. It was definitely a time when I was feeling at my lowest and this just evolved..I know my mum would have loved it. Your words and mails are always a tremendous comfort.
Di

Norma
Norma  8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 12:46 PM

Could only be yours Di. Nice bit of manipulation

Norma

Grifoto
Grifoto  5 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 12:50 PM

An absolutely beautiful image Di, first class.

Sorry to hear of your loss.

HoPeY

Pricey
Pricey  933 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 1:07 PM

Hopefully as the picture shows, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Best wishes Tony

ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 2:19 PM

Hi Di

Nice to hav eyou back uploading - such a hopeful image I think this is a very good sign and a very beautiful tribute to your mum.

I will PM you but for the moment I think this coul dalso make a very beautiful posted it takes you on a very special journey inviting you in to a very warm cosy place. I suspect that is what you wanted.

Very best wishes

Robert

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 2:23 PM

What a wonderful tribute, so beautiful.
Bob

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 2:32 PM

A BEAUTIFUL tribute for a lady who loved golden skies--

Best wishes to you -- my mom keeps turning up here and there-- you will get to welcome these brief hellos!
Jennnnn

bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 2:35 PM

A beautiful image and a wonderful tribute.

John.

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 4:03 PM

Wonderfully processed and presented. Great colour which makes a beautiful abstract.

Ayelet

Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 4:40 PM

Beautiful

Stace

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 4:42 PM

Wonderful color.
Ty

microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 4:46 PM

A beautiful tribute Di ,I see lovely light in this Image away into the distance,Memories can be sad, but also wonderful as well,...Our thoughts are with you,
Our very best wishes
Alan & Glen

Last Modified By microchip at 9 Mar 2009 - 4:47 PM
Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 4:55 PM

reminds me of being inside a honey comb,
its an exciting image
I think your mum will love it
bet shes looking down#
paree

Last Modified By Paree at 9 Mar 2009 - 4:58 PM
goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 5:48 PM

Lovely......Bill

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 5:55 PM

ooooooooo yes, I like this Di, like it VERY much.

John Smile

Scaramanga
9 Mar 2009 - 6:07 PM

Beautiful tribute.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 6:33 PM

A beautiful tribute here Di, Fran and I were so sorry to hear the news, hope you are getting over the trauma of it all, we will still come and have that cuppa with you the next time we go to the Eden Centre.
Regards,
Geoff.

Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 6:44 PM

So very sorry Dianah, my thoughts are with you. This is such a beautiful and touching tribute.

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 - 6:55 PM

sorry to hear about your mother dianah,your beautiful flowers are
a fitting tribute to her.regards ray

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 7:01 PM

This is terrific Diana, fantastic manipulation, it really draws you into the centre of the image!
sorry to hear about your mum's passing. But, as she will always be in your heart - you've lost her only physically. She'll always be with you,
Johanna

blackbird
blackbird  7159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 7:02 PM

beautiful and fascinating, makes me think of angels.....
and then I read your comment about your mum's passing, it seems your subconscious has worked to make a very fitting image

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 7:53 PM

Good bit of manipulation Dianah

Malcolm

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:19 PM

What a beautiful piece of manipulation the thumbnail does not do it justice - Elizabeth

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:20 PM

Evening Di
As usual, this is absolutely lovely.
I'm sure your Mum will always be watching over you and your family. As you say, at least she is out of pain now and this is a beautiful tribute to her life.
Gillxx

Mewinty
Mewinty  6
9 Mar 2009 - 8:25 PM

Beautiful image, sorry to hear your news, take care. I'm sure your Mum would like this. Warmest thoughts, Melissa

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8773 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1604 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 8:38 PM

I feel that your mum inspired you to create this and that she will be doing so again. I've been off site for a while and have just had the pleasure of viewing the work you've been doing, absolutely stunning.

chilternsdavid

Dear Di what a very beautiful image,I am truly sorry to hear of your sad loss,My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.apologies for this being so late,have had very little time for epz of late,Take care Di x

leginR
leginR  6 England
9 Mar 2009 - 9:32 PM


Quote: What an absolutely wonderful image and fitting tribute....so sorry for your loss.



regards Nigel

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2009 - 10:29 PM

Wonderful image; one of your best Di. Take care, best wishes,
Rende

MandsH
MandsH  7 England
9 Mar 2009 - 11:34 PM

So sorry to hear about your Mum, hope that you are OK. This is a beautiful shot
mandy

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 8:54 AM

A magical image and I hope the sun continues to shine on you, Time is a great healer.

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 - 9:15 AM

Beautiful image, nicely done.
Cheesey.

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 6:00 PM

A superb swirl !

Rock

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 6:30 PM

Superb mood captured Dianah.Sorry to hear about your Mum,my thoughts are with you.
Tom.

Last Modified By Buffalo_Tom at 10 Mar 2009 - 6:31 PM
GrahamBaines
10 Mar 2009 - 8:03 PM

Superb Sworls of colour in this Dianah (is that a word?, if it's not it should be Lol), love the way the vortex pulls you in then holds you safe with the broach pin on the right.

Graham

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2009 - 6:10 PM

a lovely tribute.lesley

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Mar 2009 - 8:31 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Mum.
Christine

Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2009 - 10:17 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Mum Di. So sorry to hear the sad news.
Pete.

DolphinLady
11 Mar 2009 - 11:22 PM

This is so very lovely, such a gorgeous colour.
I didn't know about your mum, but this is a beautiful tribute to her.
Take care,
Hilary

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 8:58 AM

Thank you so much again to everybody..I seem to be rushing all the time at the moment, there is so much that has to be done but I am so grateful for all your thoughts.

panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 3:36 PM

Thrilled to be No 100 Dianah. All well deserved votes on this super image.

Regards Phil

exposure
exposure e2 Member 101411 forum postsexposure vcard England
15 Mar 2009 - 4:40 PM

A Beautiful Imade Di a beautiful colour and effect.
Pauline.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 5:58 PM

A wonderful piece of manipulation, this is a fitting and beautiful tribute to your late mother

HobbitDave
17 Mar 2009 - 11:37 AM

Wow and OMG! I really love this. Please submit it to a curtians pattern company and I'd get a pair with this on for my livingroom, Diana Wink Superb work. A golden tribute to your mum.
All the best, Dave

Last Modified By HobbitDave at 17 Mar 2009 - 11:37 AM
sandrish
sandrish  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 - 3:49 PM

As ever a beautiful image Dianah and such a lovely tribute to your mother.

Sandra

viscostatic
1 Apr 2009 - 7:35 PM

Sorry to have been out of touch for so long - and so sorry to hear about your Mum.

Phil.

Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
7 Apr 2009 - 9:40 PM

A lovely shot, and a lovely tribute, so sorry to hear about your mum.
Dot

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