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I wish I wasnt a tree.....

By barbarahirst
Thanks to Moira (mrswoolybill) & Ann (Pluckyfilly) who gave me advice on my windowdressing image I was able to go back to Harvey Nichols and try again for photos without reflection.
The denim in a tube was too big and too close to the window and I couldnt get a decent composition. I think I needed a ladder.
But I went round to the front to try there.
Fortunately I asked the doorman if I could take photos ... so when security rushed out to see what I was up to .. he kept them out of my way..Smile

The window dressing is in fact created from the London Team.

A very big thankyou to mrswoolbill for her useraward for my first window dressing image. A real honour for me.

edit;..the sound advice I was given was to put the camera lens against the window

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Looks good works very well indeed, very contemporary love it.


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:10AM
two wonderful captures barbara brilliant detail and colours v2 for me today love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Cracking shot Barbara, very well captured and presented.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 8:15AM
Excellent shots. Moira
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
2 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Very creative work Barbara.

I've lectured about this before, Mother Nature always reclaims her own. The tree is reclaiming her little elf, no more to wander in the woods.

9 10 10 England
2 Aug 2012 8:22AM
This spooks me a bit Barbara - it's great work by you but forgive me if I don't stay with it for too long.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:26AM
The pose is a bit wooden, and she looks bark-ing mad. Nice to see you breaking free of your roots and branching out into new photographic territory. Sorry, been up since 03.20, am a little light - headed and at times like this my sanity is just a thin veneer!
Nice idea, Barbara...thought provoking.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:36AM
Wacky artistry from the Harvey Nicks team and very well translated by you Barbara!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Aug 2012 8:37AM

Quote:This spooks me a bit Barbara - it's great work by you but forgive me if I don't stay with it for too long.

Have to agree with Joan, it's rather un-nerving. Carol
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
2 Aug 2012 8:50AM
Will this be a series on Yorkshire ITV ?

Three Tree Fellers Next?

Richsr 11 91 223 England
2 Aug 2012 9:03AM
Good one Barbara.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:05AM
And I thought I had Bad Hair Days...
Glad that the trick worked!

Quote:The window dressing is in fact created from the London Team.
Somehow I can believe that. London really is a very strange place...
2 Aug 2012 9:06AM
The eyes are definitely full of emptyness and very haunting for sure good bit of fun

RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:23AM
Excellent piece of creative art Barbara. Keep it upWink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:30AM
Exceptional Barbara, really thought it was out in the woods!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:58AM
Terrific Barbara a real step change in your images... very successfully too. Please accept my UA
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
2 Aug 2012 10:07AM
Nice work Barbara.. The comp in V2 works best for me....Derek
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Aug 2012 10:50AM
I thought you'd been out 'n' about in Miggy Woods when I saw this! Two brilliant captures, Barbs, and think V2's my fave too Wink
Trev Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Aug 2012 10:58AM
quite marvellous, I thought you had all sorts of weird creatures in Leeds...
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Aug 2012 11:19AM
Happy to be 30 Barbara, if this was presented to me in a competition! It would score top marks, excellent capture V1 for me.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 11:32AM
A show stopper or shopper stopper if ever I saw one.
Well done - a filter makes a difference for cutting out reflections,
useful on a bus also.
Good that you asked security's permission.
You're doing some advertising here free of charge.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 12:08PM
Not quite there yet,
but a step closer to making me want to hug a tree !!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 12:41PM
Stepping out of you comfort zone is often quite nerve racking, and generally takes sometime in which to become adjusted to the changes, but you seemed to have grabbed hold of your creative side, and ran wildly into those woods a-yonder. Simply superb

Regards Nathan
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Aug 2012 12:53PM
Good but spooky. - gary
A little dark this one. Good imagination i suppose. Well captured though Barbara Smile

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
2 Aug 2012 3:01PM
Love it Barbara. Good to see something different and someone using their imagination to produce it.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Aug 2012 3:53PM
Just goes to show if you stand still too long in Leeds you'll start to take root! Scary image, well captured, Barbara.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Aug 2012 4:01PM
thought provoking
love it!
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
2 Aug 2012 4:05PM
extremely well conceived and executed.. wonderful, and though quite an abstract idea, one starts feeling sympathy with them.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Aug 2012 4:19PM
Weird and wonderful.
And brave old you chatting up the security. Smile
xwang 9 56 8
2 Aug 2012 4:53PM
Excellent shots, Barbara. Nothing can stop you...Grin, you know...
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Aug 2012 5:50PM
This is fantastic!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Aug 2012 6:00PM
That's good and different.

Mrs Woolybill gave me some good phototographic advice to day as I shared coffee with her...keep your camera in your pocket at all times.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 6:50PM
So glad you didn't give up and you tried again, a little tip I was given some time ago no idea by whom, as you have proved it does work and very well to if I may say soSmile well done Barbs (I do have some uses at times) Wink
2 Aug 2012 7:09PM
Excellent piece of creativity
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:50PM
Brilliant spooky images Barbara love your imagination Wink
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:57PM
Lovely composition Babs and well done, Peter..
2 Aug 2012 10:22PM
Wonderfully creative, Barbara. V2 for me.
Ray42 10 3 England
3 Aug 2012 7:05AM

Quote:Wacky artistry from the Harvey Nicks team and very well translated by you Barbara!

I quite agree
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:23AM
Brilliant Barbara, well worth going back forSmile
Ayoob 7 Australia
3 Aug 2012 7:58AM
Two great shots ,Barbara...........GrinGrin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Really like these Barbara. Great work.SmileSmile
Tibetan 5 3 England
3 Aug 2012 11:33AM
I do like this sort of thing Brilliant both of them, do well for business got branches all over lol. nice work, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Aug 2012 6:07PM
I'm in awe! Two cracking shots without doubt!Smile
Regards Valery
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Striking images. V1 for me. Paul
6 Aug 2012 4:15AM
Completely fabulous! V2 for me.


Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 2:57AM
Wild, spooky, primeval and a bit disturbing... But fascinating as well... IB
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 6:58PM
I thought this was the model Twiggy when I saw the thumbnail, but as usual I was barking up the wrong tree. Good to see you branching out into other forms of photography

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