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Just Hangin'

By ChiliMan
Huge thanks to Matt (Herge88) for his User Award on ‘Fluffay Puppay’.

Can’t believe it. I mean, that was just a fun upload…then bam! Grin

Equally huge thanks to Jennnn (taggart) for her User Award on ‘Isn’t Nature Amazing??’

I’m still not used to getting UAs and all this is quite amazing Smile


Now then…here are two unserious uploads too.

I was on the phone in the living room a couple of days ago and looking out the window. There was this branch sticking out horizontally. The leaves looked kinda nice hanging down like that with the mix of greens and browns and the curliwurliness and whatnot. So after the call, I snipped the branch and brought it in and took a shot of it against white paper.

V2 is something from today. Of course I’d seen road sweepers before but I don’t recall seeing any with so many cables and stuff exposed! We were at a red light and the truck was one lane away with no car in between. I zoomed in fully, wound down the window and took the shot. I like that warning sign at the top right: “No Jumping For Joy Over Square Manhole Covers”…

…or it might mean something else. I invite suggestions Grin


PS Someone asked me what breed Fluffay Puppay is and I have no idea. Anyone out there knows?

Tags: Leaves Dead Flora Dried Flowers and plants Dying White background Drying

Voters: martinjp, franken, CarolG and 38 more

Guest Editor's Award Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 1:34PM
Love version 1 Andrew.


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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
23 Apr 2012 1:43PM
Oh, Andrew, I adore V.1 SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Shortlisted. Carol
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:16PM
First of all, I just love v1!! Wonderful artistry Andrew!!
Secondly, I love your interpretation of the danger sign. You really must know that these signs are not to have fun poked at them Andrew SmileSmile - but what it could mean escapes me!!! Smile I think your explanation sounds just perfect. Wink
User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:29PM
V1 Andrew...definitely! You've made such a simple thing look amazing, the crisp white bg just 'makes' the image. What a shame I only get one UA a week to give out :-(
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:32PM
Has definitly got to be V1
what a lovely image Andrew
CaroleS Plus
9 441 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 2:34PM
V1 on that lovely white background, super - Carole
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
23 Apr 2012 2:38PM
Beautiful image, V1. Love it.............Sandy
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
23 Apr 2012 2:43PM
Love the mish mash of cables here Andrew.
And didn't you hear ?
Jumping over manholes is the new sport to be added to this years Olympics.
They are hoping Fatima Whitbread will enter,fall down the manhole,
and weld it shut for ever !!
Good shots.
teepee 17 1.5k England
23 Apr 2012 2:45PM
v1 4 me......tony
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
23 Apr 2012 3:35PM
Both images are fantastic--- v1--simple but crammed full of details and appeal-- V2-- same in another direction!
Wonderful stuff!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.6k 30 England
23 Apr 2012 5:16PM
V2 looks like someone just made it up out of old junk. What a great find. Grin
And the line of leaves in V1 is amazing. How clever of you to spot it and then think to photograph it so well.Smile
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
23 Apr 2012 5:57PM
v1 is very striking against the brilliant white bg which shows off the colours really well. very nicely done Grin, and looks arty.
waiting to see chilibutt Smile lesley x
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 6:51PM
Two pieces of work, equally worthy of a vote. Superb in every detail and quality

Regards Nathan
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
23 Apr 2012 8:13PM
I like the silly sunday safety sign in v2 Andrew it made me smile. The Japanese must have some of the daftest signs though if some of the pics my mate Mossy aka Panda takes on his holidays are typical. I also like the line up in v1 it leaves much to the imaginationSmile I see that Mick is on top form again, I hope for his sake that Fatima doesn't visit Edinburgh anytime soon, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes if she catches him!Wink
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
23 Apr 2012 9:37PM
Excellent simple capture on v1, and fun on v2, Andrew.

Neeka 10 16 Wales
23 Apr 2012 10:27PM
Love both of them, but V1 is my fave. Great job ChiliPeep. Grin
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 10:36PM
Great row of leaves, Andrew. Maybe you like the shadows, but if you'd taken it with the wall further away, you'd have had a clean background.

As for V2, how about, "No feet to be placed beneath brushes for quick shoeshine".

Is it a Bichon Frise ?
Is it a Lhasa Apsu ?
I leave it to you.
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
23 Apr 2012 10:39PM
can't possibly choose here, no1 is a very artistic, beautifully rendered shot in your own white style..
and as a lover of weird contraptions and machinery I absolutely love no 2.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 10:43PM
Sorry, should read "Lhasa Apso".
10 10 10 England
23 Apr 2012 11:11PM
If leaves hung washing out this would be the resultTongueGrin
Once upon a time we had a little man with a brush and a cart and he used to trundle along sweeping the gutters and earning his daily crust. Now look what we haveWinkWink
Oh yes I think both shots are very well composed and presented.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 8:16AM
Yes! Absolute perfection (V1) - love this to bits! V2 is interesting too, lots of detail, but V1 all the way for me!
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
24 Apr 2012 11:57AM
V1 is a real work of art.
User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 5:11PM
A GEA...very well deserved my friend!! Grin
Cor 11 Belgium
25 Apr 2012 4:35PM
V1 on TOP +++++
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
25 Apr 2012 5:04PM
congrats on the GEA Grin
lesley x

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