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It was a dull rainy day at the Eden Project, but the gardener was still busy tending his plants, his figure towering over the garden.
I am saying nothing about his dangly bit !!
4 versions for you.
Again, I had difficulty choosing my V1, but I'm sure you will give me your opinions.
Pamela.

Camera:Fuji S9600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Gardener of Eden
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:8 Jul 2009 - 5:36 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract
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Jemzull
Jemzull  5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 5:38 PM

WOW this is unusually brilliant Smile great shot
Jemma

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Silverzone
8 Jul 2009 - 5:39 PM

Lovely set, one of my favourite places. Sylvia

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 5:44 PM

I really like v1
john

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blackbird
blackbird  7159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 6:07 PM

what a shame you were weren't lucky with the sky as you've got some super compositions here, I like 1 and 4 the most

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 6:15 PM

Like them all Pamela....V3 has my vote.

*Mike*

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GalleryGirl
8 Jul 2009 - 6:20 PM

Oooh how we differ. V1 and V4 are my favourites. Shame about the weather for you.
Marilyn x

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 6:37 PM

lol Pam , i wouldnt have noticed that bit if you hadnt pointed it out !

but now you mention it , love the scale in this.

Dave

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 7:00 PM

Lovely work V2 and V4
John.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 7:43 PM

Four unusual but great images. Really well captured. Like them all.........Sandy

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
8 Jul 2009 - 7:51 PM

Smashing set of images.I like them all but V1 just edges it for me.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 7:59 PM

Fantastic images Pamela, V2 and 4 for me.
Bob

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Jul 2009 - 8:06 PM

I thought first that it was the grim reaper

Peter

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:29 PM

V1 would have been my choice Pamela - I don't know how big the gardener is but you have made him appear to be overseeing the project. Great title Smile
V4 is quite striking in shape - may benefit from a little more light to give him the metallic look that the others have. Did you add the sky ???
Brian.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:33 PM

Four superb compositions - maybe a slight preference for V3, for the foliage frame.
Moira

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:46 PM

Thanks so much for your visits. It's interesting to see what your preferences are.
BRIAN: Yes, I added the sky to V4, well spotted. The sky was so bland on the day. You're right about a bit more work on the head, but I'd probably have to go back to square one. What would you do?

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:47 PM

Graceland's certainly changed since i last saw him Pamela what on earth has he done to his hair! lol He looks like the grim reaper of the gardening world

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 8:56 PM

Come to v4 and he looks very satisfied with himself--( so should you) Great hair do as well!
JEnnnnnnn

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alfieB
alfieB  7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 - 9:11 PM

The Eden Project is a beautiful place whatever the weather. All versions are good.

Best wishes

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 9:48 PM

These are fascinating; I've never been there.

Ken

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 10:03 PM

Version 1 is superbly composed Pamela.

Phil

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 10:33 PM

I like all your versions...lovely textures...angles and lines....pleased to be your no. 30....J

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 10:40 PM

LOL Pamela . That is what makes the world go round . Love version 3 in his garden. xxx

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2009 - 11:02 PM

Well composed images Pam, I especially like v4.
regards
Yung

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alansdottir
8 Jul 2009 - 11:10 PM

Has to be V4. The sky didn't really help much, but you did pretty well with what was there. He's such a brilliant subject though, isn't he? I sympathise, because it was hot and hazy when I was there and my skies, and the domes, blasted out completely... Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 12:59 AM

Now I know why the Mistress of the house has all these romantic assignations with the gardener, in all these Mills and Boons books the wife reads !! But after he has finished in this garden,I doubt he will have the energy for anything else !!
And Pamela,I do tell porky pies,but NEVER where rust is concerned !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 3:10 AM

On the side bar just now--10:00 PM EST Still a great collection!
Jennnnnn

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 3:25 AM

v2 and v4 are my favs.lesley

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jeanmarie
jeanmarie  5 England
9 Jul 2009 - 3:46 AM

Fantastic set of shots, I love them! jeanette

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 7:46 AM

Great shots, but I think V's 2 and 4 are my favourites. I'm a sucker for blue, so V4's sky really appeals to me. Smile

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photophantom
9 Jul 2009 - 9:30 AM

well composed images Pamela, such great work. V1 for me
Dennis

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 3:41 PM

I never noticed his dangly bit until you pointed it out, Pamela! A great set...and I think my no.1 is your V1.
TrevB Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2009 - 6:03 PM

Thanks everyone.
BRIAN: Many thanks for the PM.
EDMUND: Does it really look like graceland?
CAROL: The domes must be a nightmare in the sunshine.
MICK: Sorry about revealing the secret of the gardener.
JENN: Thanks.....missed it.

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Andree_Borrel

Fine set

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greenkeeper
10 Jul 2009 - 6:01 AM

Hi PJ, Loke TrevB, I'd not noticed his dangly bit, it must've been a really windy day judging by the bénd in it. Funny the things you women notice. V1 one is also the one for me.
D.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2009 - 8:58 AM

Interesting display, well presented. I prefer V4 but a tweak in Curves would bring out more detail in the shadow.
Terry

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DolphinLady
10 Jul 2009 - 9:59 AM

I think that V1 was the right choice, but V4 comes a very close second.
Hilary

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2009 - 9:00 PM

Excellent set Pamela, V4 for me with its slightly menacing edge.
Dave

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Jul 2009 - 4:38 PM

Excellent unusual capture, v2 is my choice.
Christine

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2009 - 6:22 PM

v1 and v4 are my favourites in this lovely series it is a place I so want to visit when I get a chance. The statue is superb and the way you have captured v4 against the sky makes a stunning image.
Linda

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2009 - 10:22 PM

Super set of images, great compositions.
Johanna

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Woofmix
Woofmix  669 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 - 11:24 PM

I like V1 although it does look like he's eating the rope!! Smile

Paul

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2009 - 10:42 AM

I love all of them. You always seem to get really good angles and perspectives in your photos, they never seem a simple snapshot, always creative.....do you know what I am getting at??

Jerry

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2009 - 7:18 PM

Lovely images. Great work adding a better sky Pamela. Isn't it a super sculpture.
Helen

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2009 - 11:25 PM

Excellent shots Pamela. V4 is my favourite, excellent work with the sky. V1 is a close second, it was hard to choose one over the other.
Pete.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2009 - 11:55 PM

Familiar figure at the Eden Centre, A great place to take your camera. I like all 4 shots of this but your post production work on # 4 is excellent.
Fran

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 1:17 AM

Great shots, I marginally prefer vers.1. As for his dangly bits, he has to water the plants with something.
Brian

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sillygirl  6 Sweden
13 Jul 2009 - 6:37 PM

All 4 photos are great but in different ways i cant pick a favorite Smile
Marie

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:31 PM

Many thanks to you all.
DAVID: Yes, quite a breezy day, he should have kept his pants on, lol.
TERRY: I agree, thanks for the suggestion.
JERRY: I do know what you mean, and thankyou for the compliment.
BRIAN: Haha, never thought of that.

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 11:20 AM

Lovely shots Pamela and a place that I should visit more often, re the mod ....................?????????? Wink LOL

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crookymonsta e2 Member 6691 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 5:04 PM

You have captured some really interesting angles on this gardener, a lesson in studying a subject! Just a slight preference for V1 but full of admiration for a great set.
Sandra

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 11:56 PM

Many thanks to you all.

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samsalt
samsalt  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2009 - 5:22 PM

Version 1 with a crop from the left to lose the distracting leaf would be my second choice and V4 romps home the winner in my book for its great dynamics .

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2009 - 6:52 PM

Think you got it right with V1 as the lead but all terrific and unusual images.
Paul

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2009 - 10:38 PM

Thankyou Steven, Sam, Bernie and Paul.

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2009 - 6:00 PM

must have missed this one
that's the trouble when it is holiday time

I love all of these Pamela
I think maybe you have chosen the best one to show it off,
i love Eden, must try to go again soon
paree

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 10:24 PM

Thankyou Sandra, CB and Paree.

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