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Firstly, a big thankyou to Anthony (zapar 40) for favouring my "Flight Over The Lake" with his User Award.

Staying at Harold Hillier Gardens and their "Art In The Garden" exhibition, these stainless steel poppies are the work of Steve Blaylock and the larger-than-life sculpture (taller than me) was priced at £4,650.
I nearly binned these pictures because the light was strong on the stainless steel and I felt the contrast was too high, but I loved the reflections, and so I have done a bit of work on them, including altering the sky, and am now glad I didn't bin them.
2 versions for you.

Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:11mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/170sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Poppies Sculpture
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:16 Feb 2013 - 5:12 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Harold Hillier Gardens, Poppies, Sculpture, Stainless steel
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franken
franken e2 Member 113026 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:16 PM

These are different Pamela and they work well.
Ken

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 5:17 PM

Two wonderful images Pamela. Each deserving their own posting. To me I like both equally
Jim

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:22 PM

Two stunning presentations, Pamela, I would love to have £4,650 to spend on these beautiful sculptures Smile. Carol

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thedon1941
16 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

Brilliant shot. That exhibition must have been something to see. You are capturing the exhibits superbly. Don

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:45 PM

Two super metallic shiners, with reflections. Well done SmileSmile

Lavina

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

V1 definitely works better, V2 is a bit complicated. I like the way you have kept this dark and brooding - whatever you have done with the sky it 'sits' well with the light on the metal.
Glimpses of fabulous reflections - I'd like to get in close...
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41017 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM

The separation in v1 works better, Pamela. Beautifully 'recovered'.

Dave

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:34 PM

superb !..

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:35 PM

And I am also glad that you did not bin them!!
two lovely images Pamela,
and think I will order twoWink a bargainSad
deserve a UA
Lillian

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:40 PM

A very striking image Pam. Superb reflective quality, Sure was not easy to get a good exposure, Very well done...John

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:40 PM

whatever you've done, it has worked really well Pamela. It makes them look worth every penny of the £4,650!! Smile
Ann

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snappersue
16 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

Really beautiful. Love both versions. Sue

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
16 Feb 2013 - 7:37 PM

very nice shot.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 8:39 PM

Two lovely images Of a beautiful sculpture
Ju

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
16 Feb 2013 - 9:03 PM

Two wonderful images

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 10:24 PM

A verry unusual,but a lovely set,SmileSmileSmile
NettaSmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Feb 2013 - 4:54 AM

These are two stunning images Pamela ! I love them !! Great photos !

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LynneJoyce
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17 Feb 2013 - 8:20 AM

V1 for me for its simpler composition, quite lovely.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Feb 2013 - 11:44 AM

V1. for me I feel poppy wise are the better shape, like the reflections Pamela, difficult not to get yourself in them lol. I tried with some chrome witches balls but it was impossible not to be in them!, know how to ask a price lol. best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:28 PM

Wonderful shapes in the reflections Pamela; glad you didn't bin them.
Rende

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 2:28 PM

What a wonderful piece of work...and two wonderful captures here, Pamela, love 'em both, so glad you didn't bin them! Wink
Trev Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:19 PM

Makes for a lovely arty capture.
Well done.

B.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:38 PM

So beautiful. Very glad you changed your mind. Sadly, doubt i'll be placing an order though for one of these at that price!

Ann

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jaktis
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17 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

Beautiful things a great processing

Peter

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17 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

V1 makes me think of shower heads or those hair dryer thingys in a ladies hairdressers. V2 brings to mind a public loudspeaker system, "Now hear this! This is a public message. There is no need to panic, but..."

Did you have to polish these first, Pamela?

Malc

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BIGRY1
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17 Feb 2013 - 7:41 PM

The reflections are very eye catching. Great work on the polishing!WinkTongueGrin
Ryan

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17 Feb 2013 - 11:11 PM

Love the reflections and all that shiny metal

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Mavis
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19 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

[quote]Brilliant shot. That exhibition must have been something to see. You are capturing the exhibits superbly. Don[/quote

Wonderful show of stainless steel Poppies Pamela, nearly as good as my knee joint that cost £7,000 to reconstruct ha ha xxx

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20 Feb 2013 - 3:58 AM

Delightful set both for me ,cracking work------MilkyWink

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 4:04 AM

excellent work and the looks superb against the blue bg.
regards
Yug

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21 Feb 2013 - 1:48 PM

Great shots - v1 my favouriteSmile

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PaulLiley
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22 Feb 2013 - 10:24 AM

glad you didnt binned them cos you've kept the detail on the underside. Good shot. paul

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headskiesfly
22 Feb 2013 - 11:38 AM

Both winners.
Rick

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22 Feb 2013 - 7:32 PM

Two fabulous images I love them both Smile

Hugh

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22 Feb 2013 - 10:14 PM

Both are beautifully taken. I prefer V1, because it has more different colours.

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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 6:01 AM

Excellent work Pamela so glad you didn't bin them .SmileSmile
Rob

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:34 PM

v1 very alien and so stunning. May I ask you for the seeds please SmileSmile

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