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annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
1 Oct 2012 12:14AM
Of course I am impressed with your rose - how could I not like it... a wonderful delicate pink perfectly lit rose.
I am equally impressed with your very involved lighting to get the very abstract looking birds eye view of the crystal.
However, forgive me for saying this, I'm not sure about the combination. I feel I would prefer them in two separate images of their own right.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
1 Oct 2012 12:16AM
Different, Ronnie.
tonyb73 Plus
11 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 12:22AM
I love it, it is very original. If i was to be critical in any way at all, it would be with the rose not being 'round' to sit in the middle, but thats natures fault, not yours. Nice one.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
1 Oct 2012 12:26AM
Stunning result Ronnie and a well deserved UA from me.


mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
1 Oct 2012 12:28AM
Good to be different Ronnie,
and a good example here !!
An effective shot.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 12:28AM
The effect of the crystal is fantastic.
I'm wondering if a narrower glass/bowl would create a more 3D effect?
Is the rose sitting at bottom of a bowl? Maybe not from your narrative?
I think this is one which can be developed.
Great experiment Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
1 Oct 2012 12:46AM
Really lovely Ronnie. The light on the crystal is awesome. The rose completes it beautifully.......Sandy
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Oct 2012 1:00AM
Incredible refractions everywhere-- A most interesting idea-- I am certain I would fail totally but you have made an interesting crystal frame for your beautiful rose!
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
1 Oct 2012 1:03AM
A mixed reaction which is what I expected but I am encouraged to an extent and wish to thank Trev. for his User Award.......mich appreciated indeed.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
1 Oct 2012 6:50AM
A beautiful experiment that I like verry much.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
1 Oct 2012 7:16AM
Very effective result of your experiment though not totally convinced! Think I'm with the idea of 2 images rather than a combination of them. Can we perhaps view the Rose minus anything else as it looks a stunner set against the black?

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:26AM
I am one that is going 100% for this experiment Ronnie,
lovely sparkles captured and is like a framed rose
is good to step outside the usual box of tricks!
a great first..and hope there will be more
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:37AM
A super image.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:54AM
That is really eye catching and an excellent capture.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
1 Oct 2012 8:38AM
Excellent experiment Ronnie, and, as my old school reports used to say, very creditable Grin I do like the idea but it took me a while to work out what niggled. There are some lovely blue reflections in the crystal but the flower is pink! A blue rose or pink reflections would pull the two parts of the image together perfectly.

I'm pretty sure it;s safe to breath again Ronnie, beautifully done, the halo of crystal compliments the rose to perfection. How did Jasmine take you cutting the base off her beautiful vase? LOL Wink

rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 9:19AM
Well thought out and immaculately executed, Ronnie.

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
1 Oct 2012 9:39AM
Wonderful - the crystal is a stunning surround for the rose.
Superb work, to catch the coloured lights on the bowl is very good, well shot well presented, time well spent Ronnie I think it's great.

xwang 12 56 8
1 Oct 2012 9:59AM
That's a superb creative image.. A rose in the Crystal's heart.. beautiful colour and excellent detail..great work..
BTW, sorry about the link for the sundial.. my fault totally. I apologize for that.
Have a nice day, RonnieSmile
jdinne 18 16 England
1 Oct 2012 10:06AM
Very creative Ronnie, its wonderful love the light in the crystal. Great work.

1 Oct 2012 10:18AM
oh!!! the dark side getting all technical and arty here i see.
Well thought out and executed Ronnie always good to see something different Jasmine has lost the kitchen sink and now the crystal where will it all end!!!

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 10:35AM
oh Wow ! love it
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 10:54AM
Fabulous image

1 Oct 2012 11:04AM
Very clever and very striking Ronnie. Nice. Smile

PhillipMinnis 11 94 4 Australia
1 Oct 2012 11:14AM
Ah, Ronnie, I just read your description about this image. I am totally flattered!

It's a nice result!

What about giving it a go with placing some roses behind the crystal bowl, and shooting it in sunlight. You'll be amazed at the effects that it could create!

This week, I'll upload one a little similar. You'll see what I mean.

Thanks, Ronnie! Smile


Tibetan 9 3 England
1 Oct 2012 12:43PM
Worth the effort Ronnie. nice idea and time well spent, keep them coming, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 78 Norway
1 Oct 2012 1:50PM
Well worth the time spent experimenting, Ronnie, the finished effort is stunning. Please keep trying new thingsSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
1 Oct 2012 3:26PM
An unusual, but beautiful, piece of work, Ronnie, well worth the effect in creating it Wink
Trev Smile
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
1 Oct 2012 3:56PM
Looks good to me Ronnie ,the facets splitting the the light all the way down to the central subject,Keep playing its fun and very satisfying ,at times ,when it is not frustrating.Smile
twelvemegs 11 6 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 4:11PM
Very different Ronnie, a mesmerising image, well done. Smile

JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 4:58PM
Your wait is over because this is a masterpiece. You have imagination, patience and skill
1 Oct 2012 5:18PM
A lovely delightful image here Ronnie, very nicely worked.

John Smile
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 5:32PM
excellent presentation and the rose centre is beautiful, worth all your experimentation
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:58PM
Love it Ronnie. Very well done
1 Oct 2012 8:46PM
Pure genius Ronnie Smile Excellent image
carper123 Plus
10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 9:11PM
Brilliant piece of work, Ronnie, so very creative.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 10:24PM
Beautiful work Ronnine - like this a lot.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 10:44PM
The crystal has photogaphed beautifully, Ronnie, love the patterns. Not too sure about the floating pink rose in the centre, though. I was really pleased to see that you had tried this.
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
2 Oct 2012 4:02AM
An excellent comp here Ronnie, such lovely kaleidoscope colours……

Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
2 Oct 2012 4:14AM
I have just read Dave's comment on there being blue more than
picnk in your crystal. That would be from led in the crystal it self surely.
There always seems a blus sparkle comes off the cut facets I have found…….J
5 Oct 2012 11:24AM
Yet another fabulous image, Ronnie!

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