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Crimson Glow

By franfoto
This Japanese Acer is one of the potted features that grace our terrace throughout the summer and is just bursting into a striking blaze of colour. I haven't used my glass frame technique for some time but thought it would work well with this image giving it a vibrant crimson glow through the glass border. Many thanks for your lovely comments on my "Pretty in Pink" upload. I haven't been around too much in the last week but hope to catch up with you all this week. Thanks for looking and have a good week enjoying our lovely weather.
Large view makes all the difference if you have the time

f/8 1/100 sec. ISO 100 FL 300mm Manual mode, hand held.

Tags: Franfoto Flowers Red Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Japanese acer

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
12 May 2008 11:16AM
Beautiful image and presentation.

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 May 2008 11:22AM
Beautiful colours
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:32AM
Beautiful colour Fran.. brill presentation

VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:33AM
This is superb. Deserves to be on the wall.
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:34AM
lovely shot and for some reason i really like the frosted framing.
janty66 10 3 England
12 May 2008 11:43AM
beautiful image..
markharrop 13 191 England
12 May 2008 11:43AM
Very nice presentation - Nice deep reds.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
12 May 2008 11:49AM
Love the deep colour of the Acer - the frosted glass framing is excellent too.
12 May 2008 11:55AM
Wow stunning how did you do the glass effect if you dont mind me asking Dawn
franfoto 10 2 32 England
12 May 2008 12:04PM

Quote:Wow stunning how did you do the glass effect if you don't mind me asking Dawn

Thanks Dawn. It's a fairly complex procedure that I have arrived at by trial and error. At some stage I do intend to write the technique down and post it on EPZ for other members to try so watch this space.
pascalg 10 37 France
12 May 2008 12:19PM
this is superb...
lovely frame too
luxaeternam 10 21 1
12 May 2008 12:28PM
Beautifully rendered colour.
Smile Lucy
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 12:41PM
This is one of your nicest images so far,love the dof [almost 3D] beautiful colour,and presentation
franfoto 10 2 32 England
12 May 2008 12:45PM
Thanks Gerry, and thank you to all for the lovely comments on this one.
Fran x
chuckspics 10 14 United States
12 May 2008 12:47PM
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 May 2008 12:48PM
A beautiful red acer, bursting out of its frme, maybe hru the window into your view?

Stunning use of the watery frame for a rainy day image!

Tom_H 12 48 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 12:49PM
Super shot, and lovely presentation. Great work.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
12 May 2008 12:51PM
My favourite tree the Acer, such beautiful colours, lovely photo and great border.

Shroomer 10 14 167 England
12 May 2008 12:54PM
Striking image and love the glass effect frame Fran
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 1:33PM
beautiful colours and I love the effect from the frame,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 1:35PM
stunning image absolutely fantastico - would like one just like this and can see it hanging on your wall framed - well done, shame I can only vote once Fran, how did you get the glass like effect??? all glowing its great
rowarrior 9 4.4k 9 Scotland
12 May 2008 1:38PM
Lovely plant, great colours, and love the water droplets
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
12 May 2008 2:06PM
Fantastic! Carol
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 2:29PM
Excellent image...............

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
12 May 2008 2:53PM
Lovely presentation, wonderful color and border.
mikears 13 89 Canada
12 May 2008 3:24PM
Very nice and great work on the framing also!!

12 May 2008 3:46PM
12 May 2008 4:21PM
Beautiful image, it really does glow.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 4:26PM
This is beautiful. Love the presentation.

Possum 11 148 England
12 May 2008 4:47PM
The glass effect is fabulous here. What a stunning image Smile
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 5:10PM
Straight into my shortlist Fran..this is such a stunning image. The colour is glorious and your presentation outstanding.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 5:11PM
OOOps ..I can't put you into my shortlist, what a shame. Well at least you know I was going to give you a special award Smile Smile
12 May 2008 6:26PM
Good to see you back, stunning leaves.
Tried one or two in the garden, but they got windburnt.
Too nice now to play with computers.
Silverzone 10 2 England
12 May 2008 6:37PM
fabulous subject and presentation. Sylvia
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 6:44PM
Cracking image. Beautiful droplets and stunning glass effect presentation.
Marilyn x
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
12 May 2008 6:56PM
Superb image Fran, beautiful colour, a pleasure to view.

Rylands 9 1 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 8:08PM
Stunning image FRan - beautifully presented
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 8:34PM
Very nice indeed. The colours are stunning and the framing works so well
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
12 May 2008 8:41PM
Beautiful color and framing.
proz 13 205 United States
12 May 2008 9:08PM
nicely done and presented
rmr 10 1 Wales
12 May 2008 10:05PM
beautiful fran,super colours and presentation
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 10:28PM
A stunning shot and SO well presented
digiray63 10 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:20PM
A wonderful glass border Fran and beautiful shot.
13 May 2008 12:14AM
Well I have got here at last, what a long way down, another top class shot.
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
13 May 2008 12:57AM
Beautiful colour and a great presentation
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
13 May 2008 8:03AM
Now that is special, wonderfully captured and expsoed. Great work Fran

JYBluesman 10 97
13 May 2008 3:17PM
Wow I love this Fran, what a stunning frame too, lovely artistic work. Jeff
Cabit 10 104 England
13 May 2008 5:38PM
Stunning image Fran, magic work.
PaulJD 9 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 5:46PM
Absolutely blew me away, I love everything about it!
I look forward to when you do produce the tutorial on making the glass frame.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
14 May 2008 9:49AM
Wonderful image........Bill
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
14 May 2008 10:01PM
Fabulous colour. Nicely presented.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
15 May 2008 6:05PM
Superb image Fran and the glass is like nothing I've seen before.
Lovely effect.

PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
16 May 2008 12:41PM
Not keen on the fram (sorry). Great picture though

...actually just changed my mind!!!

16 May 2008 10:31PM
samsalt1 10 34 4
18 May 2008 12:34AM
Now that is crimson red, very nicely done !

Maiwand 10 3 73 England
18 May 2008 4:20PM
What a glorious rich colour Fran. Spot on.
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2008 5:35PM
Fab Smashing Super !!
franfoto 10 2 32 England
19 May 2008 8:04PM
Many thanks to Robin (graceland) for the user award for this one, I really appreciate it.
I'd also like to thank everyone else for comments and votes on most of my uploads , your support is quite overwhelming and your continued interest is very encouraging. A big thank you to all of my EPZ friends out there.
Kindest regards to you all.
JudeC 10 6 3 England
21 May 2008 7:57AM
Stunning shot Fran - Jude.
21 May 2008 4:32PM
great shot
24 May 2008 9:36PM
very nice photoSmile)))
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
26 May 2008 11:15PM
A real class act, the presentation works perfectly

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