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When you drive into Birmingham on the A38 from the south, you go through the underpass, and then when you come out the Mailbox is on your left. This is where BBC moved to when they moved out of Pebble Mill.
As a passenger I was able to take photos of the patterns in the underpass and several of the mailbox as we drove by. I've chosen two of the most pleasing patterns, squared them and set them out in this pattern. You will either love it or hate it, but I'm really pleased with the finished result. At some point I have others to work on.
Thanks for looking
I've another week off work to try and build up some strength following this dreadful chest infection - I still feel shattered but hopefully another week will make a big difference
Helen

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Title:Birmingham - A38
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:16 Apr 2012 - 8:31 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Specialist / abstract
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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Apr 2012 - 8:34 AM

excellently done!

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marktc
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16 Apr 2012 - 8:37 AM

Superb Helen... great colours!

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Jonny5874
Jonny5874  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 8:38 AM

Great work!

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andylea
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16 Apr 2012 - 8:42 AM

love the patterns and colours helen brilliant work hope you feeling much better soon Wink
andy

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CarolG
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16 Apr 2012 - 8:47 AM

What a great way to relax and be creative, Helen Smile Do hope you are felling better soon, I still have the aftermath of the 'flu hanging around, which has sapped my energy completely Sad Carol

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phil99
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16 Apr 2012 - 8:50 AM

Very nice work.Always wondered what the Mailbodx was all about....Phil

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CaroleS
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16 Apr 2012 - 8:52 AM

What colours, very well composed - Carole

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franken
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:01 AM

Interesting and excellent work Helen.

Ken

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:02 AM

Thanks everyone SmileSmile

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saeidNL
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:02 AM

Colourful and great work,very well done,
Saeid

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Saeid Smile

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barbarahirst
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:12 AM

Bold and Beautiful.
Do hope you get better soon x

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Len1950
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

Captured superbly Helen, get yourself well soon.

Len

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WhiteRose1
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:21 AM

Very striking, get well soon.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thanks Barbara, Len and Dave SmileSmileSmile

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gary_d
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16 Apr 2012 - 10:51 AM

A great shot full of colour, I hope you keep improving. - gary

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 10:52 AM

Thanks Gary - its hard going but hopefully another week will make a difference Smile

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digital_boi
16 Apr 2012 - 10:57 AM

nice work here Helen this works so very well great abstract...rest up well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Happy new week

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 11:01 AM

Thanks Gary SmileSmile

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Irishkate
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16 Apr 2012 - 11:22 AM

You've done very well indeed.First in observing subjects and the combining as only you can.Looking forward to seeing more.Great abstract.
Hope you recover soon.
KateGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 11:28 AM

would make a wonderful quilt! To keep you warm and get over your chest infection

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Lillian
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16 Apr 2012 - 11:30 AM

Wow Helen, this is certainly a striking image..
I am one that loves it too..hope this week is what you need
and feel better soon
Lillian

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SlowSong
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16 Apr 2012 - 11:31 AM

Perfectly put together. It sort of reminds me of the upholstery on the underground too. Smile
Chris

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 11:58 AM

Thanks Kate, Annette, Lillian and Chris for your comments SmileSmileSmileSmile

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AnnChown
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16 Apr 2012 - 12:21 PM

I love it - it looks like a beautifully decorated quilt.
Ann

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taggart
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16 Apr 2012 - 1:11 PM

Even in the thumb this appeared to be an outstanding image-- the colors vibrate as they sing to each other -- the black lines pulling it all together--- a superb piece-- well seen and accomplished!

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 1:29 PM

Thanks Ann and Jenn SmileSmile

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NDODS
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16 Apr 2012 - 1:56 PM

A superb piece which you should really be proud off, I would most certainly hang it on my wall.

Regards Nathan

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16 Apr 2012 - 2:06 PM

Thanks for the link Helen, so well put together as per usual Wink
Geoff.

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RobboB
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16 Apr 2012 - 3:07 PM

Like a Mondrian painting. Really like this

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mikbee
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16 Apr 2012 - 3:40 PM

I thought you had taken up quilt making from the thumb Helen !!
Well coloured patterns.
Super shot.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Apr 2012 - 3:49 PM

It's certainly very eye-catching, Helen! Wink Wonderfully put together and presented Smile
Hope you're soon on the mend and feeling much better Smile
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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16 Apr 2012 - 4:49 PM

colourful and precise in shapes and patterns a good shot

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

Thanks everyone SmileSmileSmile

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tony64
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:32 PM

Love this Helen, and amazingly sharp considering the images were taken out of a speeding car window.

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ChiliMan
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:33 PM

I, for one, love it. Big time. Such a pretty and bold pattern! And so great how it came to be - from the car Smile

Take some effervescent Vitamin C if you have any. I have these 1000mg tabs but I take a quarter every few hours when I need to give my immune system a boost during a bout or something or other.

Hope you feel better soon!

A.
x

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:34 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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gajewski
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:41 PM

Count me among those who love this -- very clever, very creative and I love the colors.
=\Walter

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 5:46 PM

Thanks Walter Smile

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Herge88
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16 Apr 2012 - 6:32 PM

Superb abstract, again a wonderful imagination.

Best Matt

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Michaela_Solway
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16 Apr 2012 - 7:05 PM

Very eye catching image... Superb abstract work

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Richsr
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16 Apr 2012 - 7:06 PM

Well worked with the patterns in this Helen.
Regards Richard

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 7:13 PM

Thanks Matt, Michaela and Richard SmileSmileSmile

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16 Apr 2012 - 7:14 PM

I love this too - the patterns and the colours fascinate me.
Joan.

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16 Apr 2012 - 7:19 PM

Very bold and effective, really like this. Hope you feel better soon. Moira

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 7:21 PM

Thanks Joan and Moira SmileSmile

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16 Apr 2012 - 9:10 PM

Excellent Helen - I reckon you could shuffle these for another composition too.!!!!!!
Brian.

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helenlinda
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16 Apr 2012 - 9:15 PM

Yes Piet Mondrian does come to mind Graham - and yes I may well have a re-shuffle Brian SmileSmileSmile

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16 Apr 2012 - 9:47 PM

Very clever Helen I really like it. Definitely Modrian but also perhaps Bridget Riley.
Derek

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:05 PM

Looks like patchwork Helen, nice work and a colourful image.. Peter

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:29 PM

Thanks Derek and Peter - now Bridget Riley I need to find out more about SmileSmile

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:31 PM

Although brighter and more graphic than usual, Helen, it just had to be one of yours. I love it.

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Pamela Smile

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:46 PM

A lovely bright image brilliant presentation & colours Helen
Pauline.

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16 Apr 2012 - 10:51 PM

Thanks Pauline Smile

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17 Apr 2012 - 9:26 PM

A fine bit ofcolourful impact Helen.

Hope you are soon well again. I too have had it , could hardly breathe on Monday but Doc gave me more antibiotics & steroids so hopefully after my stay with Paddy , she is a very good Nurse but she is in pain needs a partial knee replacement & at the moment she has bad sinus . We will look after each other xxxSmile

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18 Apr 2012 - 7:24 AM

Thanks Mavis - glad you are getting over this SmileSmile

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22 Apr 2012 - 9:08 AM

Hi Helen,

Awarding this my UA this week. It was a toss up between this and the following one you did, so I suppose really its for both of them!Grin

You are so good at these manipulations, and seeing the potential to create them in the first place. (I was only joking about the moving car!)

More power to your mouse!

Take care,

Tony

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22 Apr 2012 - 9:11 AM

Thrilled to bits to receive your User Award Tony SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Love the idea of power to my mouse WinkWinkWink

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