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Flower arranging

By Oliverpants
A Lady in Lordington Lavender , well I'm back after a little break, due to family commitments, I will try and catch up on all the great shots I have missed.

I have been meaning to go to Lordington Lavender for years, but I always seem to miss the 4 days per year that they open.

Its a bit of a steep hill for my chair to go down - James makes a good anchor man, but well worth it.
They only open between 10-5 so daylight shots only, but the bright sun would dance across the field as it came out from behind the clouds.

Hope you like it.

Tags: Lady Lavender Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Lordington

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12 Jul 2010 9:53AM
Wonderful image Ann,beautifully captured Smile

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12 Jul 2010 9:54AM
Fantastic capture, the figure really makes it something special. And the sky is good too.
Cormy 10 3 England
12 Jul 2010 10:02AM
Ab fab,
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
12 Jul 2010 10:04AM
Ann, this is one of the bext shots I have seen of lavender and I think this will do you well.

The horison looks like it needs a little levelling but if I am honest I dont even think you need the horizon, I would crop it?

dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:04AM
Really superb composition, the lighting is also great. The inclusion of person bending down makes it more special Ann.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:07AM
This really is first class
Just wonderful
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
12 Jul 2010 10:08AM
this is fantastic... !!!!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:11AM
Wonderful, wonderful and another wonderful!
Ann this is superb it! have my UA for the sheer beauty of this
flowerted 13 105 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:16AM
like the way the lines come in from both sides great shot would put it on my wall so gets my vote
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 10:22AM
Thanks Al for the mod - I like it a lot - I did a quick version with a level sky. Ann
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 10:23AM
Thanks Lillian for the user award, I am amazed, I got an award for a landscape - you have made my day. Ann
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
12 Jul 2010 10:30AM
I am totally captivated by this image Ann...I wish there was lavender fields near me...alas I don't know of any.
User_Removed 15 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:32AM
Very nice shot. The composition is well thought out and the lady just gives it that something extra making this a top shot IMHO.
I also think it works without the sky but like the original as well.
Well seen. (Which is the most important thing!)

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:43AM
Absolutely beautiful as thevalleywalker says captivating.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
12 Jul 2010 10:51AM
Great image and a skilful bit of manipulation as well. reminds me of France. Nice one. Grin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2010 10:56AM
Just superb, Ann. When I see images like this I always think it's from the south of France. I had no idea we cultivated lavender in this scale at home.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
12 Jul 2010 11:01AM
Outstanding! Love the lines of Lavender running away into the distance and the beautiful touch of sunlight kissing the flowers! The figure, for me, is that extra special touch lifting this to a really special shot. Like the mod minus the sky, but rather like the composition you selected originally.

ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:15AM
Keep up the landscapes...this is brilliant,especially the light playing on the plants

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
12 Jul 2010 11:19AM
A beautifully composed image with wonderful colour. I like the mod with the sky toned down and evened out.
Sean_Dillon 8 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 11:20AM
Lovely composition, prefer the straightened horizon of v2, spot on image.
RobboB Plus
10 126 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:42AM
This is great. Excellent composition and the person makes it special
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:44AM
Good morning Ann, wow what a stunning image, fabulous colours and composition, beautifully captured and presented.

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:47AM
My word Ann this is beautiful - even better with the level horizon - a super shot - Ina
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:49AM
A truly superb image.

MarkBauer 7 127 1
12 Jul 2010 11:57AM
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 12:11PM
Wow" Ann this is just stunning,i love it and you've captured it superbly, very well done indeed.
Brewster 12 4 Scotland
12 Jul 2010 12:12PM
I think this works very well. I like the composition and colour. I'm not sure about the sky though, I feel it is too heavy and the colour doesn't look quite right to me. I've posted a mod for your approval.

ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 12:31PM
A fantastic composition using the converging lines with such lovely colour in the lavender. The person adds so much interest and works really well. I was actually just going to suggest the same crop as thevalleywalker's mod, I think it has so much impact without the sky.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 12:59PM
good afternoon ann
two fantastic detailed captures stunning colours love the both Wink
12 Jul 2010 1:24PM
This is a great shot of lavender.
Well done.

Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 1:36PM

12 Jul 2010 1:37PM
Beautiful image Ann - looks such a wonderful place.

JillyW 7 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 2:00PM
Excellent image, the colours are wonderful, great composition and I can almost smell the lavender!
paddyman 8 66 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 3:07PM
Nice shot Ann,looks like you had better light than i got on my visit..
well done.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
12 Jul 2010 3:09PM
Words fail me, this is brilliant. - gary
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 4:22PM
Thanks Al and Bruce for the mods, love the fantasy sky it has great warm tones Al. And the desaturated version gives a great cool effect.
Thanks both of you.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 4:40PM
This is so good! I particularly like the soft bands of light and shadow falling across the rows.
Stunning, Ann, simply stunning.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 6:18PM
Perhaps the sky is a bit heavy Ann but the figure and the glimpses of light make it an enchanting image.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
12 Jul 2010 6:49PM
Great colours lead lines and details - V2 works best for me.
Regards Richard
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
12 Jul 2010 6:55PM
i love it, great comp, the person really adds to it. the sky is great too.congrats on the user award. going down hill is one thing, getting back up again is another! lesley
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 7:39PM


andymark 7 1 England
12 Jul 2010 7:52PM
just stunning
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
12 Jul 2010 8:02PM
Your shot is simply stunning.

mrjt 11 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 8:20PM
A superb and awesome capture......Jack.
BarbAnna 7 1 England
12 Jul 2010 8:27PM
Hi Ann - I'm so pleased I've come back to EPZ or I would have missed this absolute stunner! This image is just fantastic! I love the converging lines of the lavender disappearing into the distance and that beautiful touch of soft sunlight gently caressing the lavender. To me this image works equally well with or without the sky and the figure adds that little extra touch by providing a focal point. Now you have straightened the horizon I think it is perfect and I absolutely love it!! Barb
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 8:43PM
Beautiful image and it's going to take her an awful long time to arrange all those flowers Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Jul 2010 9:22PM
This is absolutely beautiful-- a site to behold photographed so well
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Jul 2010 5:50AM
An absolutely lovely image Ann. Love it! A great composed and beautiful toned image.........Sandy
Cor 8 Belgium
13 Jul 2010 8:28AM
Superb 10/10
13 Jul 2010 8:20PM
12/10 nice one
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
14 Jul 2010 2:43AM
Love the lines in this Anne,
The light reaching across the furrows,very nice,

Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 76 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 3:13PM
Shame I can't vote again, &'ve almost reached the 'Ton', & it surely deserves it !!!!!!!
Porthos 7 1 Northern Ireland
14 Jul 2010 3:31PM
Really strong powerful images.....Derek
14 Jul 2010 7:02PM
Bright view.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
14 Jul 2010 9:20PM
A beautiful summer landscape, what a stunning sight this must have been to behold. I've seen lavender fields at Snowshill in Gloucestershire but nothing like this vast expanse which stretches for as far as the eye can see
this is the best such rich colours and a lovely sweeping vista
15 Jul 2010 10:00PM
Fantasic picture. I could almost be there.....
15 Jul 2010 10:02PM
Tee hee
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
15 Jul 2010 10:05PM
Darling you were there, very funny - dont you dare post the image of me taking this shot. Ann
KBan 12 501 4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2010 8:22AM
Fab u lous Ann, one of the most impressive shots I've seen in all my time on EPZ gets my UA


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