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Dehydrated Hydrangeas

By NDODS    
"Nothing special today my internet friends". A very ordinary still life kindly donated by a three rather dehydrated hydrangeas stuffed in an old Sloe Gin Bottle. I did however think about the colour of the backdrop and delved into my huge piles of fabrics to pull out something which would compliment the colours.

Whilst I a still in muttering mode I shall take this opportunity to thank you all for commenting and voting on my rather indifferent upload yesterday entitled 'Dunking Apples'. "I hope that inspired some of you good people to have a go?"

A special mention goes to Morpheus1955 (Hugh), pmeswani (Prashant), Tibetan (Leon} and last but by no means least (EAS) Ann for their extremely welcomed User Awards.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, as of yet I have not got a dolly, what my day will bring.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Bottle Flowers and plants Backdrop Hydrangea macrophylla normalis

Voters: Andysnapper, RonnieAG, Hermanus and 98 more

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Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
18 Oct 2012 6:33AM
I think this works rather well as a still life Nathan, the colours are very well chosen.


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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 6:38AM
The colour coordination works well here, nathan, and hydrangeas in particular do retain beauty even when past their best, even when the colour had totally faded.
You have done a fine job here in setting up this floral still life shot and captured it with your customary elegance and skill.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Oct 2012 6:39AM
Excellent photo Nathan - the thumbnail immediately drew my attention. Love the red on red theme - it works well here Smile
gazlowe 5 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 6:44AM
Excellent photo Nathan looks 3D
Ayoob 6 Australia
18 Oct 2012 7:05AM
Just beautiful GrinGrinGrin excellent.....GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
18 Oct 2012 7:16AM
A beautiful still life, Nathan, hydrangeas are so photogenic, both rehydrated and dehydrated Smile. I love the colour of the background, too, most apt when you say that the bottle the hydrangeas are standing in is a sloe gin bottle, simply yummy SmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:20AM
A really nice still life, its something that i need to do myself some time, ,but a little out of my comfort zone

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:36AM
This has grown on me and after looking at it for a while I do like the colours. Have a good day Nathan.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:39AM
Super still life Nathan the complimenting colours of the bg and the colours really works well. Have a great day SmileSmileSmile

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Oct 2012 7:42AM
Very nice still life. I like the limited color palette.
Nicely done, Nathan.
fentiger 16 916 24 England
18 Oct 2012 7:52AM
Very attractive still life study.

jdinne 14 16 England
18 Oct 2012 7:55AM
Think the colours work very well together Nathan, wonderful presentation.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:59AM
brilliant colours and tones nathan wonderful detail love the bg too a cracker nice one Wink
18 Oct 2012 8:22AM
The fact that they are dehydrated pushes the boundaries. There has to be different and interesting pictures to make with that raw material.
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Excellent colour combination works very well, strange only yesterday I was taking shots of mine!, some are still looking good! thought I might do something with them lol. nice one Nathan I do like this makes a nice relaxing still life, regards Leon. glad you did well yesterdayGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 8:39AM
Another nice still life, your knocking out some good work NathanWink
This is my favourite of yours! I love the simplicity of it along with the gorgeous colours.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Very good tones and textures Nathan!
moiral 7 12 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 8:46AM
Looks lovely with that bg, but also like the little bit of green in the leaves breaking up the colour. Moira
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Sloe there's a thought this early in the day!! SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
18 Oct 2012 9:03AM
Lovely colour match, Nathan, the background is very empathic. The simple, clear bottle is well chosen as well. A very good still life.

franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 9:06AM
A really lovely still life Nathan.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 9:17AM
works a dream....
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 9:20AM
Excellent harmonising colours, Nathan, well captured.

The title is superb, as is the the comp, well captured looks good and it is good, nice work Nathan,

A lovely still with nice light and monochromatic affect.
Well done. WesternRed.
18 Oct 2012 9:48AM
This is a most pleasing still-life, super harmonising shades. Love the background. Well set up and lit. Lovely work.

18 Oct 2012 10:02AM
Good Morning Nathan the background works very well with the subject matter enhancing it well

18 Oct 2012 10:05AM
Ps well done on all the UA'a on yesterdays upload well deserved
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 10:32AM
Lovely tones Nathan and a wee reminder aboot the seasonsWink

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 10:39AM
This is rather beautiful Nathan - these hydrangeas make a beautiful image.
I loved your philosophical thought on Bill's image - I've commented there if you want to go back to it! Smile
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
18 Oct 2012 10:48AM
Looks so good against the backdrop Nathan.
Great composure…

Richsr 10 91 223 England
18 Oct 2012 11:10AM
A well chosen background make this Nathan
Regards Richard
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 11:12AM

Quote:Looks lovely with that bg, but also like the little bit of green in the leaves breaking up the colour. Moira

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
18 Oct 2012 11:22AM
Very lovely all in the ruby reds.
Nice sparkle to the plain glass too.

18 Oct 2012 11:32AM
excellent composition nathan, i think the colours work very well,super framing makes this an exceptional image GrinGrinGrin

regards ray
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 11:49AM
A very detailed floral display to brighten up this dull Autumn morning,
regards Ali
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 11:53AM
"Nothing special"!
For us lovers of still life images, this is lovely
and harmonising with your chosen b/g and texture.
I like the idea of you having 'a huge pile of fabrics' -
ready for anything Nathan?
danbrann 13 636 17
18 Oct 2012 1:13PM
A very pleasant still life Nathan helped somewhat by that very apt and suitable backdrop.
18 Oct 2012 1:41PM
Well taken.
Herge88 10 40 4 England
18 Oct 2012 2:02PM
Love the backdrop in this delightful image.

Best Matt
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
18 Oct 2012 3:10PM
I think you need to give them water, Nathan, not gin! Wink A wonderful still-life shot, very nicely captured Smile
Trev Smile
xwang 8 56 8
18 Oct 2012 3:13PM
Beautifully created artistic work. Wonderful colour.. the background made a perfect backdrop for the flower. Have a nice afternoon, Nathan.
a lovely still life,you should be proud of it.

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2012 3:36PM
Like the different red tones here Nathan.
Good work.
Super shot.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Lovely Nathan................ Great jobGrin
That reminds me............. I have loads of Hydrangeas outside, time to replace the ones inside from last yearGrin
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 4:40PM
Excellent shot Nathan. Cracking detail, colour and choice of background. Love it.
18 Oct 2012 4:58PM
Excellent still life shot great detail and excellent BG.
18 Oct 2012 5:26PM
An excellent still life Nathan. Lovely colour and tones
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
18 Oct 2012 5:57PM
love the background Nathan.
Different combination and
The bottle and flowers says manything....
18 Oct 2012 6:04PM
I like the blend of colours here Nathan, a very nicely put together image, smashing!

John Smile
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 6:38PM
excellent work.
Humblebee 5 1 England
18 Oct 2012 6:52PM
Lovely still life Nathan, both flowers and backdrop .. Carol Grin
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 7:53PM
Nicely put together still life composition Nathan, Peter..
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 8:29PM
Brilliant shot, Nathan this is so beautiful
love it
18 Oct 2012 9:09PM
I wish I could take "ordinary" shots like that Nathan. Very beautiful. Don
18 Oct 2012 9:51PM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 10:05PM
Did I miss yesterday's? I shall have to go look in a mo, I,like the hydrangea arrangement in the bottle, simple but sweet
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 10:54PM
Another top class production Nathan I do admire you skills and talent for putting ideas together and getting the shot.SmileSmile
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
18 Oct 2012 10:58PM
Brilliant ,love the colour Nathen
19 Oct 2012 10:10AM
Smashing colors!!!!
Very cool.
19 Oct 2012 8:21PM
The colours work very well together, a great capture
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Well composed with that very special background! Like a painting!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
20 Oct 2012 11:36AM
A splendid still life image Nathan, you've captured these flowers faded beauty perfectly and the background colours are very harmonious. It looks like you have had a sloe day my friend, and I do not have a "Danny La Rue" what that phrase a "dolly" means! I guess that is cockney rhyming slang or estuary english?!Smile
evelen 12 5 England
4 Nov 2012 6:12PM
beautiful image.

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