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We spent a weekend in Locking in Somerset with our current Chinese Bible Study groups in June.
This was the 8th year that we have been welcomed by the members of the church and we stayed with a number of host families. It is a wonderful experience for the students, who are mostly here doing their Master's course for a year.
On Sunday morning we all attended the parish church and these were the welcoming flowers in the porch. Very simple, but lovely crisp clear colours. I often associate people with specific flowers, and my Dad always grew Sweet Williams, so I am reminded of him as I look at them. I have dliberately kept in part of the notice board surround as I really like the carving
Thanks for looking
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sweet Williams
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:24 Aug 2010 - 6:12 PM
Tags:Architecture, August 2010, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Porch flowers, St augustine's parish church - locking
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 6:19 PM

A superb composition, Helen, very well captured. Carol

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lonely_oryx
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24 Aug 2010 - 6:27 PM

This would look well framed on a wall

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barbarahirst
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24 Aug 2010 - 6:29 PM

Great comp ..and thanks for sharing with us what it was all about

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 6:39 PM

So lovely Helen - would make a lovely birthday, wedding anniversary card.

Sue

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 7:00 PM

Like the composition of this very much. Rather nice balance between carving and flowers. Do you know for many a long year Sweet William were called Stinking Billy in Scotland, as they are named for the Duke of Cumberland, in charge of the army at Culloden?

Ann

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24 Aug 2010 - 7:09 PM

Calm and gentle. The inclusion of the carved wood is masterful.
Moira

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phil99
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24 Aug 2010 - 7:16 PM

Superbly composed and beautiful tones...Phil

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gary_d
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24 Aug 2010 - 7:17 PM

Very pretty. - gary

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Blueberry69
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24 Aug 2010 - 7:21 PM

A wonderfully composed picture and such delicate processing.

Great shot.

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Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 7:25 PM

Beautiful, well composed image Helen, well done

Chris

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Roly
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24 Aug 2010 - 7:32 PM

Very nice indeed Helen.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 7:59 PM

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments - glad the inclusion of the carving has been well received.
Thanks Ann for the background information - you know your scotish history very well.

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andylea
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24 Aug 2010 - 8:06 PM

wonderful comp helen brilliant colours cracking detail love the carving a beautiful capture Wink
andy

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24 Aug 2010 - 8:11 PM


Quote:
Thanks Ann for the background information - you know your scotish history very well.

...................apologies -Scottish - I nearly died when I saw my spelling- and once your minute is up, you have to live with it !!!!

Last Modified By helenlinda at 24 Aug 2010 - 8:11 PM

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24 Aug 2010 - 8:17 PM

lovely soft image and very well framed. Bombolini

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24 Aug 2010 - 8:23 PM

Love the juxaposition of the floral display and that wonderful carving. I enjoy those gentle shadows too. Super piece of work.
Barbara

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bromley-smith
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24 Aug 2010 - 8:24 PM

Beautiful image Helen well composed, would look fabulous framed.
Tony.

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Lillian
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24 Aug 2010 - 8:39 PM

Such a beautiful capture and love the write up Helen..perfect presentation of a perfect shot
Lillian

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mikbee
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24 Aug 2010 - 11:09 PM

Dunno why Helen,but I think this has a right ''wedding'' look to it !!
I suppose it could be I prefer to see wedding pics without the bride,groom,best man,best maid,and anyone else that is at the wedding !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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24 Aug 2010 - 11:42 PM

Simply beautiful Helen.
jann
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hippychick
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24 Aug 2010 - 11:46 PM

Beautiful and an aura of peace and tranquility.

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25 Aug 2010 - 12:35 AM

Beautiful image.
Rob

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jaktis
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25 Aug 2010 - 5:31 AM

Excellent compostiion

Peter

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helenlinda
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25 Aug 2010 - 7:38 AM

Many thanks for all your comments

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Ray42
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25 Aug 2010 - 8:15 AM

A very good still life

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25 Aug 2010 - 8:58 AM

glad you explained the wooden carving, a very pretty floral display

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Joline
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25 Aug 2010 - 12:29 PM

This is gorgeous, and I agree the wood on the side really sets things off well. My gram grew sweet williams, too, and I finally got some to grow for me last year. I love their perfume.
Shortlisted.

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BarbaraR
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25 Aug 2010 - 12:48 PM

A lovely, pretty image.
Well done.

B.

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helenlinda
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25 Aug 2010 - 1:52 PM

Thanks Ray, Anne, Joline and Barbara- I'm staggered that this continues to get clicks. I haven't uploaded a flower image for ages, and its easy to forget how popular they are on this site

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25 Aug 2010 - 3:29 PM

A lovely presentation Helen, like the processing here,
Geoff.

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25 Aug 2010 - 7:18 PM

What a lovely arrangement - beautifully photographed.

James

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25 Aug 2010 - 7:43 PM

Thanks Geoff and James

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25 Aug 2010 - 9:12 PM

Lovely floral corner display Helen - not sure why but that piece of carving does sit well in this composition.
Brian.

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helenlinda
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25 Aug 2010 - 9:46 PM

Thanks Brian - its not what you would expect in such a picture and I was half expecting to be shot down over it, but it seemed right to keep it in.

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25 Aug 2010 - 11:57 PM

beautiful composition helen ,this is superb Smile

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26 Aug 2010 - 7:29 AM

Thanks Oll1e

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brownsilent
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27 Aug 2010 - 8:19 AM

Brilliant - the softness makes it,
Johanna

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helenlinda
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27 Aug 2010 - 9:16 AM

Thanks Johanna

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27 Aug 2010 - 7:25 PM

What a gorgeous concept Helen, the soft shadows and misty feel to this really appeals and that carving is delightful.
Fran

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27 Aug 2010 - 9:52 PM

Thanks Fran

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2 Nov 2010 - 9:47 PM

Love this image...very pretty....lovely colours...love the soft shadows on the wall...just wish the wooden frame was not in the picture, in my opinion, you don't need it..."Less is More"...But...Excelento...Love it !!!

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2 Nov 2010 - 9:49 PM

Thanks for your comment Osie

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