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Keep Off the Grass!

By pamelajean
A further contribution to Saturday Shadows.
This is a beautifully constructed and very stylish hemp fibre fence at The Eden Project which encloses a hemp field, so the hemp planting is fenced with hemp.
The fence is not really a fence, but a sculpture made of rope designed by George Fairhurst, and is also a symbolic barrier. Visitors are invited to stick their neck out to see what is on the other side, as there are several large holes in the structure.
It's an exhibit about the useful nature of hemp fibre. Hemp is six times as strong as cotton, much more resistant to weathering and wear, and more lustrous and absorbent. It is also much more environmentally friendly to grow.
But the production of hemp fibre has been made difficult by the abuse of other parts of the plant (cannabis sativa). So the law requires that cultivated hemp be fenced in, and in order to grow hemp at Eden, they needed an industrial license and a physical barrier, so they made this barrier of hemp, which became an artistic installation.
V2 is the original colour version.

Tags: Eden project Art Fence Architecture Barrier Black and white Hemp

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paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
15 Jun 2013 11:10AM
Marvelous shadows. A very interesting image and great point of view. I think I like the mono version, but by a split hair!

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 11:14AM
Wow, lovely complex shadow patterns. I like both versions but unsurprisingly the colour version just wins for me as it gives a better sense of depth.
15 Jun 2013 11:17AM
Super shadow capture Pamela, like both versions,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Jun 2013 12:05PM
What a wonderful piece of work - and an excellent subject for Saturday Shadows Smile Like both versions, and after much toggling, can't decide on which I prefer, so it's half a vote for each! Wink
15 Jun 2013 12:09PM
Great shadows on the decking images
Works in colour & B&W Grin
Regards Brian
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Jun 2013 12:14PM
Super shadows Pamela !! the colour has just that touch more appeal to me Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Jun 2013 12:14PM
What a lovely barrier, and so well thought out at Eden.
15 Jun 2013 12:20PM
Fantastic shadows Pamela I really like v2Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 12:25PM
Fantastic find Pamela - and I'm going for the warmer tones in v2 SmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jun 2013 12:25PM
I don't think I've ever seen such wonderful shadows. Both super shots, especially for a Saturday.......Sandy
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Jun 2013 12:58PM
As the above comment's ,I dont think that I've seen such an interesting shadow image before.Smile
Brilliant ,SmileSmileSmileboth of them
15 Jun 2013 1:03PM
Wonderful images Pamela they are really excellent and the information you provided is really interesting
15 Jun 2013 1:04PM
Fantastic range of patterns, Pamela.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 1:15PM
How very beautiful.
B&W for me, I didn't notice that sign (A very useful plant, I think??)until I opened colour and it rather dominates V2.
Another trade mark Pamela shadow pic.. This is excellent, & reminded me straight away of Spirograph, a childhood game.. You must have much stronger sun to produce these excellent shadows Wink V2 just has the edge today
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 2:04PM
What a beautiful barrier (I must go and see it!) and it makes a wonderful Saturday Shadows image.
It looks great in mono too.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 3:14PM
Excellent shadows! Mono for me.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jun 2013 3:52PM
Very beautiful shadows, Pamela, V.1 for me. Carol

Quote:Wow, lovely complex shadow patterns. I like both versions but unsurprisingly the colour version just wins for me as it gives a better sense of depth.

Lynne says it far better than I could, well spotted well presented. good work Pamela
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jun 2013 5:36PM
Advanced patterns in the shadows

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 7:03PM
Superb shadows - but I think the colour for me.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jun 2013 7:44PM those are some VERY fancy and intricate shadows for Saturday, Pamela! Fantastic capture of them Smile The colour one appeals to me more, I have to say.

jdinne 15 16 England
15 Jun 2013 8:31PM
Got to be the best most intricate shadows seen on here Pamela. Have been flicking between both versions for 5 mins now and cant make up my mind Blush

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
16 Jun 2013 7:32AM
Lots of impact in this well composed capture ~ on balance the vote goes to No. 2.

16 Jun 2013 11:45AM
Well spotted Pam..
16 Jun 2013 11:58AM
Wonderful shadows, marginal preference for V1.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 2:51PM
Two superb creative well spotted and taken images, luv v2, the colour adds to the whole image, good camera control as well, a difficult exposure well handled.
Nice one.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Jun 2013 3:23PM
The mono version is brilliant, such wonderful shadows and patterns
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 3:44PM
Stunning shadows

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
16 Jun 2013 6:03PM
What a brilliant idea - they had to have a barrier, so what better than a hemp one!Smile
Marvellous, complex shadows, Pamela. I cannot decide between the two versions, but that may just be an age thingWink
6 3 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 6:07PM
I always think shadow picture work better in mono, so it is V1 for me. Excellent work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
evelen 13 5 England
16 Jun 2013 6:07PM
hi pam ,have been on holiday ,you have some wonderful images since I have been away .sorry haven't commented on all but have clicked .
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 7:20PM
well composed shot Pam, and mono for me.
xwang 9 56 8
16 Jun 2013 8:52PM
I like the shadow and detail...
crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
17 Jun 2013 1:10PM
So well spotted - both award winners for me.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Jun 2013 7:45PM
V1 is a good mono Pamela - I do prefer V2 for its gentle colours though.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Jun 2013 8:09PM
I like the stark shadows of v1 Pamela,interesting write up , in Spain they are allowed to grow 3 plants legally, or so I was told when I asked ,upon seeing some growingWink
18 Jun 2013 10:27PM
Stunning Pam,like them both..Lin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 10:52AM
Such lovely fine lines and textures.
Love your pov and I like the coloured version too.
22 Jun 2013 9:16PM
What a wonderful piece of work, mono for me Grin
2 Jul 2013 1:12AM
Absolutely stunning! The interaction of the shadows with the slatted walkway adds another dimension. Agree with others-- b&w is the only way to go!
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
10 Jul 2013 6:38AM
just fabulous !..
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2013 10:18AM
a spider could not do better.. or is is lace?

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