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A huge hello and a Happy New Year to everybody. I have been away for ages and am sitting here now because there is too much snow to go out !
Fire is the first version and is a dahlia from my garden and Ice ,which is very topical today Smile , is a hydrangea also from my garden.
We are in the throes of moving although probably not until the end of February. We have to rent as the place we are buying , just 200 yards down the road, needs gutting and extending. We have lived in this house for 23 years so I am rather sad but it is much too big for us to rattle around in ! I promise to get to all your portfolio's but it might take a little while. Hoping that you are all safe and inside from the freezing weather ! Smile

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Title:**Fire and Ice**
Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:5 Jan 2010 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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georgecollingsphotography
5 Jan 2010 - 11:41 AM

Hi Dinah new to this site and must say i love your fire and ice. Would love to know how you did it. I love this sort of images. specially liked the ice one felt it was more central

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:45 AM

Good morning Dinah, these two are quite beautiful, I have no idea how you have created them but I love them both.

Hugh

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:47 AM

Wonderful to see your work again.
Good luck with the move.

picturistic
5 Jan 2010 - 11:48 AM

great work, well done

Adrian

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:49 AM

Classic dianah, both of them! But V1 is special, it has an off-centre quirkiness, an unpredictable character. V2 is so calm and clear-sighted by comparison.
Great to see you uploading, and here's wishing you all the best for the move.
Moira

Image123
Image123 e2 Member 5Image123 vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 - 11:50 AM

superb set
Gareth

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:57 AM

Hi, Di, a very happy and peaceful New Year to you, and glad to see you back with two of your beautiful creations. Carol

dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:59 AM

Thank you so much everybody. It is great to be back but I seem to be so busy all the time ! It is lovely to hear from you all ! x Smile

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 12:00 PM

Nice seeing you back with us again and with 2 cracking images to boot! Both are delightful but being a huge fan of blues and purples, never was any doubt which would get my vote - V2!

Ann

Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 12:13 PM

Two beautiful abstract images

Chris

Debs_Rocker
Debs_Rocker e2 Member 6303 forum postsDebs_Rocker vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 12:16 PM

love the first one, especially warming considering the current weather! Great Artwork

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Jan 2010 - 12:18 PM

Two superb crackers, great to see from you again. Have a great new year

Peter

baclark
baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 12:37 PM

A beautiful pair of images Di , really love the cool symmetry of Ice, superb pieces of work. Hope the move goes well, is it making you have a clear out?!
Barbara

willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 7willgriffiths vcard Wales
5 Jan 2010 - 12:41 PM

Great pair excellent. Will

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 12:48 PM

Happy New Year Di!
In your absence you haven't forgotten how to do these manipulations nor the impact that they have - and V1 has an especially strong impact given the prevailing weather! Not that V2 is too cold to contemplate, of course, as the ice is relieved by some pleasant purple tones.
Best of luck with the move!
Bill

Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 1:11 PM

2 crackers. v2 just edges it for me

Stace

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
5 Jan 2010 - 1:13 PM

Knew this was yours... and it is another lovely image..
hope your doing well..
happy new year

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 10202 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
5 Jan 2010 - 1:23 PM

Wonderfully imaginative work Di, the first is just what I needed to see, as its freezing here, and the warm colours draw you in.

Adrian

MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 1:29 PM

HNY Missus! How's retirement? Smile

Just got myself a permanent position after all this time, and guess what - school's closed due to the weather! Smile

Take Care

Fran x

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 1:53 PM

Good to see these two
All the best for 2010

videotec
videotec e2 Member 6videotec vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 - 2:13 PM

Nice work AGAIN DI,,I love V2, lovely colour.
ATB for 2010
Pete

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 2:31 PM

Two lovely shots, a happy new year to you and your family. - gary

Sampics
Sampics e2 Member 5Sampics vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 2:36 PM

Fantastic colourful work!
Sam.

Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 2:38 PM

Two beauties, such fantastic work.
Bob

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 2:39 PM

Wonderful.

Rock

clicknimagine
clicknimagine e2 Member 5221 forum postsclicknimagine vcard 88 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 3:13 PM

beautiful colors and creations, very well done...

Cor
Cor e2 Member 5Cor vcard Belgium
5 Jan 2010 - 3:17 PM

Great creation.
cor

Shootme
Shootme e2 Member 5Shootme vcard England
5 Jan 2010 - 3:31 PM

Two fantastic images, well done ondeed.

Jim.

Thushari
Thushari e2 Member 5Thushari vcard Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:07 PM

Two beautiful images.
Happy 2010.

gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:11 PM

Good to see you again Diana! These are two superb images, really well worked.
Carol

MickyMc
MickyMc e2 Member 7MickyMc vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 - 4:17 PM

Absolutely love No1 I feel warmer already
Mavis

GeorgeRusky
GeorgeRusky e2 Member 9GeorgeRusky vcard 4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:18 PM

Hi Di
Thank you for your New Year greetings and surely I am sending you the best wishes from me and my wife too.
I'm glad you are uploading again your beautiful pictures.
Cheers
George

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:33 PM

Happy New Year Di. Two wonderful images to start the New Year with. So very different - love the fluid colours in v1 and you have kept the more rigid shapes which go so well in the icy structures of v2
Hope the move goes well and you soon feel settled in your new home
Helen

KevinWalsham
5 Jan 2010 - 4:49 PM

two crackers well done.

dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:49 PM

Thank you to everybody..it is wonderful to hear from so many people ! Snow is just starting to fall again here and it is freezing..wishing you all a safe week ahead ! Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 4:56 PM

Two beautiful manipulations Di, such wonderful colours and shapes. I hope you have a Happy New Year and the move goes well for you, Ed

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 7:25 PM

Up to your usual standard. Excellent Dianah.

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 7:45 PM

Two rippers Diana - great titles as well...Bill

imagio
imagio e2 Member 8imagio vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 8:06 PM

Love the patterns Di

Bernie

franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 8:19 PM

Both are lovely but I'm drawn to ver 2.

Ken

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 8:47 PM

Never seen one of these manipulations that I did not like Dianah. They are so strong and yet have a fine delicacy. Superb composition.
Ron

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 8:56 PM

Lovely pair of images Di - ice is nice Smile
Brian.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 9:09 PM

Two beautiful creations.
Joan.

Traceyflowerpots
Traceyflowerpots e2 Member 7Traceyflowerpots vcard England
5 Jan 2010 - 9:42 PM

A great effect, lovely colours.

photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 10:12 PM

exquisite beauty Di. Happy 2010
Dennis

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 10:19 PM

two stunning and contrasting images

Happy new year

Linda

NorthernExposure
NorthernExposure e2 Member 5NorthernExposure vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 - 10:35 PM

These are both brilliant images, but so very different. A great start to the New Year - keep them coming.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2010 - 11:30 PM

loverly!
Jennnn

fototaker
fototaker e2 Member 5fototaker vcard United States
6 Jan 2010 - 1:31 AM

thats so awsome ! love the images. great work.samantha

Dusan
Dusan e2 Member 5Dusan vcard Sri Lanka
6 Jan 2010 - 2:50 AM

Excellent work,
Happy new year!!

Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
6 Jan 2010 - 3:22 PM

Good to see you uploading again Di and with two such beautiful images too. I love the warmth of V1 especially in this weather but the blues and purples in V2 do it for me. Happy New Year to you and good luck with your move.

Val

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2010 - 3:33 PM

Hi Dianah! Thanks for your greeting on my holiday card. Maybe you, time permitting, could crop off the black edges and turn it into one of these spectacular manipulations of yours.
Both are beautiful. V1 is special with the looser feel, and off-center comp. Colours are exquisite.

Anne

franfoto
franfoto e2 Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2010 - 3:46 PM

Have missed your little works of art Dianah. These two are lovely but I just love the 'Ice' one.
Snow here too which is most unusual in this area of Devon, don't think any of us have escaped it lately.
Hope you have a really good 2010.
Fran

GrahamBaines
GrahamBaines e2 Member 739 forum postsGrahamBaines vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 - 6:49 PM

This one has a kind of organic feel to it, maybe it's even a little horticulturally evisceral if that makes sense. A fascinatingly hypnotic image.

Happy New Year Dianah.

Graham

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 - 7:51 PM

two superb images di,love the blue colour in v2.happy new year.all the best.ray

AshTree
AshTree e2 Member 51702 forum postsAshTree vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2010 - 9:13 PM

Two gorgeous images, Di - in view of the current deep freeze I'm drawn to V1, as we could all do with some of that heat! Love the clear, crisp detail in the ice version, and the movement in the fire one.

Theresa

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2010 - 11:51 PM

outstanding images Di, superb patterns all the best for 2010 and I hope all goes well for you with your new home
Neil

astyag
astyag e2 Member 7astyag vcard 12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2010 - 8:37 AM

So artistic and beautiful details there, cracking
Astyag

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2010 - 10:55 AM

Happy New Year Di and hope all goes well with the move - always a stressful time!
WOW - those hot colours have done me a power of good today (just in from snow-shovelling!) Wonderful kaleidoscopic effects and superb detail in both versions. I think V2 gets my vote today though - fantastic detail and colours - looks like a stained glass window.
Sylvia

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2010 - 11:51 AM

Strikingly beautiful as ever Di. prefer the warmth of No. 1.

Albert

SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2010 - 4:58 PM

Think 'Ice' is my favourite but both are truly stunning.
Good luck with your move and a very Happy New 2010.
Sandra

chilternsdavid
chilternsdavid e2 Member 632 forum postschilternsdavid vcard England
7 Jan 2010 - 6:37 PM

Hello Di,Lovely to here from you and very best wishes with your move,A Very Happy New Year to you,Hope it brings good things and ways forward.These images as always are very beautiful,such depth and colour.Keep smelling the flowers!David

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2010 - 8:33 PM

Well it's a long way down again Di and no wonder, 2 superb images but I rather like V2 best on this occasion, hope you are keeping well and good luck with the house move,
Regards,
Geoff.

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 - 9:24 PM

Two really fantastic images, Di, V1 seems to draw you in, however V2 is just brilliant, just like clockwork parts.
Happy New Year to you also and good luck with your house move.
Roy

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:58 PM

Happy New Year! Hope all goes smoothly with the move, having just done it ourselves I know how stressful it can be and very emotional when you leave the house you love.

These images are incredible, such wonderful vibrant colours! Wish I knew what you did to create them.

Hebe
Hebe e2 Member 7Hebe vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 - 7:13 PM

Hi Dianah - a very Happy New Year to you. I love the wonderful contrast and vibrant colours of these 2 beautifully created images, and the title for them is so perfect Smile

Andree_Borrel
Andree_Borrel e2 Member 7Andree_Borrel vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 - 7:21 PM

As usual a style of your own, excellent

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 9:04 PM

Both nicely worked.
Brian

rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 9:41 PM

Two great unique images.

RJ

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 6:40 PM

Gorgeous colours and patterns Di, and a wonderful pair. Happy New Year!
Rende

trissie
trissie e2 Member 8trissie vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 - 7:20 PM

Two lovely images Di, beautiful colours and patterns.
Have a great 2010.

Trish x

Pegon
Pegon e2 Member 978 forum postsPegon vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 10:00 PM

Superb work Di, two cracking images.
Pete.

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 3:53 PM

No,2 for me ,both are lovely but 2s the one for me today,

Aidan,,

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 5:37 PM

I opened the image without seeing the title - and thought: wow, this is sheer fire - saw V2 and my first impression was: cold as ice!
I wasn't really surprised when I saw the title.
Superb manipulations, esp. V2
Johanna

MickS
MickS e2 Member 9MickS vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 8:23 PM

Watcha Dianah,
excellent bit of work.
mmm, Fire and Ice, or was it Ice and Fire, Bob Marley.
best
Mick

Last Modified By MickS at 10 Jan 2010 - 8:24 PM
dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 10:02 PM

Thank you again everybody ! I love the geometric symmetry of v 2 but the warmth of v 1 does me good at the moment. We still have lots of snow and plenty more to come on Tuesday ! It is really good to hear from you all.
Smile

Dotrob
Dotrob e2 Member 9Dotrob vcard Wales
11 Jan 2010 - 12:23 AM

Two super images, great work. Hope things go well with the move
Dot

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2010 - 1:10 PM

Lovely manupulation in both of these Di - good to see your work again.
Regards Richard.

Paree
Paree e2 Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2010 - 11:00 PM

WOW WOW WOW
and two for the price of one brilliant work
paree

csr
csr e2 Member 7csr vcard England
12 Jan 2010 - 9:07 PM

Hi Have not had a up load in 2009 new year new start.
Lovely colors (congratulations 100 )
Chris

dabhandphotographics
dabhandphotographics e2 Member 5dabhandphotographics vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2010 - 10:12 PM

fabulous work,great colours in both...dave

panda
panda e2 Member 10panda vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2010 - 3:16 PM

Stunning colours Dianah, super image.

Regards Phil

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2010 - 6:35 PM

Great colours and pattern
regards
Yung

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2010 - 8:09 PM

A very warming piece of work. good title.

John Smile

churchill123
churchill123 e2 Member 10233 forum postschurchill123 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2010 - 4:46 PM

i see you are still working your magic Di, I must mail you and have a catch up , hope you are well
Linda
x

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Feb 2010 - 2:19 PM

well done !
number 1 (warm colours Smile )

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2010 - 11:26 AM

So beautiful...and so befitting their titles!

A Smile

J_Tom
J_Tom e2 Member 4J_Tom vcard United Kingdom
9 Mar 2010 - 8:20 PM

Great image.
tom.

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