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This is an image combining an isolated flower and layers of mould on my old apple tree bark. Its taken me several hours and many different attempts.
Thanks for looking.
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Grape Hyacinth
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:27 Mar 2009 - 10:37 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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Mewinty
Mewinty  6
27 Mar 2009 - 10:45 PM

Looks very vintage, nice colours and textures here, really effective work, Melissa

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karenO
karenO  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 10:47 PM

Love the subtle faded colours, nice work

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 10:48 PM

Thanks Melissa and Karen

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alansdottir
27 Mar 2009 - 10:49 PM

I have to admit that I don't generally go for composite shots... but this really caught my eye in the thumbs and closer inspection is rewarding - it's a lovely, gentle, balanced image. Carol

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Carol for your comment

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gregl
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:03 PM

Well worth all the effort too. This is a stunning shot. It has such lovely shades and textures to it.
Greg

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 11:03 PM

worth the effort...a fine result

phil

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:04 PM

Thanks Greg and Phil

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maryg
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:18 PM

Well worth your hard work , a really interesting and engaging image
Mary

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:20 PM

Thanks Mary

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 11:20 PM

What great work, a fantastic image.
Bob

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:23 PM

Thanks Bob

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taggart
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:23 PM

A+ for this entire effort--- the colors--earthy and muted, the shapes in the bg working well with the subject giving the sense of timelessness-- Wonderful--- Jennnn

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helenlinda
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27 Mar 2009 - 11:24 PM

Thanks Jenn.

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mikbee
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28 Mar 2009 - 12:27 AM

It is wonderful stuff mould.From the discovery of Penicillin,to a play around in Photoshop !!They have even written a song about it ---''Mouldy Old Dough''. A good take of this much maligned substance Helen.
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 12:59 AM

An excellent manipulation, Helen. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 7:04 AM

Thanks Mick and Carol. To be fair I was not at all sure how this would be received, but it was a good exercise and I will definitely try it again.

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DolphinLady
28 Mar 2009 - 7:11 AM

It looks very much like an old photo that has faded over the years & lost all it's colour.....you know, those that you find in a tattered old box in the attic.
I admire what you have done & achieved, but not for me I'm afraid.
Hilary

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 7:18 AM

Well you've given it a fair viewing here and on FB and so I know that it hasn't grown on you Hilary. I agree about the aged look and the mould has engulfed the flower too. Thanks for your comments though

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fentiger
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28 Mar 2009 - 7:54 AM

Good creative work Helen. Personally I would like to see it a little brighter and what colour there is a bit more saturated.

Albert

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 7:59 AM

Thanks for that suggestion Albert

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photophantom
28 Mar 2009 - 8:02 AM

top work Helen
Dennis

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 8:05 AM

Thanks Dennis

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28 Mar 2009 - 8:37 AM

photography and manipulation can take hours and hours I speak from experience but its also great fun especially when you get the desired effect - great result

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mrswoolybill
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28 Mar 2009 - 8:50 AM

Tiny and fragile-looking with the manipulation. Truly beautiful, dream-like.
Moira

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Mynett
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28 Mar 2009 - 8:59 AM

Well worth the time Helen this has worked a treat. I love the tone of the image and the background is perfect for this grape hyacinth which has a frosty look to it on my screen. It does look antique and is very attractive,

LindaSmile

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 8:59 AM

Thanks Ann, Moira and Linda

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woolybill1
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28 Mar 2009 - 9:03 AM

Definitely A+ Helen, for idea, composition and execution. The background could almost be a mountainscape - think Alps behind an edelweiss - timeless and truly lovely.
Bill

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Bill.

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whiteswan01
28 Mar 2009 - 9:15 AM

excellent does take a while but it was all worth it
Dawn

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JudeC
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28 Mar 2009 - 9:25 AM

I love this effect - Jude.

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 9:26 AM

Thanks Dawn and Jude for your comments.
Jude thanks so much for your award - I'm delighted with it!!

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Mar 2009 - 9:37 AM


Quote: Looks very vintage, nice colours and textures here

Yes, has that look to me, Helen, very nicely worked, well done.
TrevB Smile

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franken
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28 Mar 2009 - 10:12 AM

Lovely work!

Ken

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 10:51 AM

Thanks Trev and Ken

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barbarahirst
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28 Mar 2009 - 11:01 AM

I think this is a beauty
I am amazed that I actually love this sort of stuff
I used to think a photo was a photo and thats that
But now . since being on this website. I just love the innovative stuff
You are great at it Love all your work

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 11:05 AM

Thanks Barbara, I think we all gain such a lot from the variety of work on the site. You can never stop learning here.

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crookymonsta
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28 Mar 2009 - 11:20 AM

Very inventive, works well for me. Sandra

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2009 - 11:43 AM

Lovely ethereal quality to this
Mavis

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Stace
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28 Mar 2009 - 11:51 AM

Excellent work

Stace

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riprap007
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28 Mar 2009 - 12:16 PM

delicate layering and interplay of colours, I think I'd go with a more traditional white frame... really like this

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 12:27 PM

Thank you Sandra, Mavis, Stace and Nick

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28 Mar 2009 - 3:19 PM

Beautiful processing; classy.
Rende

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 3:22 PM

Thanks Rende

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28 Mar 2009 - 3:31 PM

Worth the effort Helen works great

Bernie

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 3:43 PM

Thanks Bernie

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SueEley
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28 Mar 2009 - 5:58 PM

REally like what you have done with this.

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helenlinda
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28 Mar 2009 - 6:27 PM

Thanks Sue

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29 Mar 2009 - 3:50 PM

beautiful !

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rangerpaul
29 Mar 2009 - 6:48 PM

Simply beautiful Helen.
A wonderfully created image, worth all the effort!
Paul

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29 Mar 2009 - 6:58 PM

Thanks Pascal and Paul

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nickyv32
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3 Apr 2009 - 7:32 AM

Great I like this very much

Nicky

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