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Poppies Sculpture

By pamelajean
Firstly, a big thankyou to Anthony (zapar 40) for favouring my "Flight Over The Lake" with his User Award.

Staying at Harold Hillier Gardens and their "Art In The Garden" exhibition, these stainless steel poppies are the work of Steve Blaylock and the larger-than-life sculpture (taller than me) was priced at 4,650.
I nearly binned these pictures because the light was strong on the stainless steel and I felt the contrast was too high, but I loved the reflections, and so I have done a bit of work on them, including altering the sky, and am now glad I didn't bin them.
2 versions for you.


Tags: Poppies Sculpture Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Stainless steel Harold Hillier Gardens

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 5:16PM
These are different Pamela and they work well.

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16 Feb 2013 5:17PM
Two wonderful images Pamela. Each deserving their own posting. To me I like both equally
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Feb 2013 5:22PM
Two stunning presentations, Pamela, I would love to have 4,650 to spend on these beautiful sculptures Smile. Carol
16 Feb 2013 5:25PM
Brilliant shot. That exhibition must have been something to see. You are capturing the exhibits superbly. Don
16 Feb 2013 5:45PM
Two super metallic shiners, with reflections. Well done SmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 5:47PM
V1 definitely works better, V2 is a bit complicated. I like the way you have kept this dark and brooding - whatever you have done with the sky it 'sits' well with the light on the metal.
Glimpses of fabulous reflections - I'd like to get in close...
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Feb 2013 6:03PM
The separation in v1 works better, Pamela. Beautifully 'recovered'.

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
16 Feb 2013 6:34PM
superb !..
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 6:35PM
And I am also glad that you did not bin them!!
two lovely images Pamela,
and think I will order twoWink a bargainSad
deserve a UA
johnke 5 223 15
16 Feb 2013 6:40PM
A very striking image Pam. Superb reflective quality, Sure was not easy to get a good exposure, Very well done...John
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 6:40PM
whatever you've done, it has worked really well Pamela. It makes them look worth every penny of the 4,650!! Smile
snappersue 9 11 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 7:12PM
Really beautiful. Love both versions. Sue
Dinky65 5 1 United States
16 Feb 2013 7:37PM
very nice shot.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 8:39PM
Two lovely images Of a beautiful sculpture
16 Feb 2013 9:03PM
Two wonderful images
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Feb 2013 10:24PM
A verry unusual,but a lovely set,SmileSmileSmile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Feb 2013 4:54AM
These are two stunning images Pamela ! I love them !! Great photos !
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 8:20AM
V1 for me for its simpler composition, quite lovely.
Tibetan 5 3 England
17 Feb 2013 11:44AM
V1. for me I feel poppy wise are the better shape, like the reflections Pamela, difficult not to get yourself in them lol. I tried with some chrome witches balls but it was impossible not to be in them!, know how to ask a price lol. best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 Feb 2013 1:28PM
Wonderful shapes in the reflections Pamela; glad you didn't bin them.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Feb 2013 2:28PM
What a wonderful piece of work...and two wonderful captures here, Pamela, love 'em both, so glad you didn't bin them! Wink
Trev Smile
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
17 Feb 2013 4:19PM
Makes for a lovely arty capture.
Well done.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
17 Feb 2013 4:38PM
So beautiful. Very glad you changed your mind. Sadly, doubt i'll be placing an order though for one of these at that price!

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Feb 2013 6:06PM
Beautiful things a great processing

saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
17 Feb 2013 6:06PM
V1 makes me think of shower heads or those hair dryer thingys in a ladies hairdressers. V2 brings to mind a public loudspeaker system, "Now hear this! This is a public message. There is no need to panic, but..."

Did you have to polish these first, Pamela?

6 3 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 7:41PM
The reflections are very eye catching. Great work on the polishing!WinkTongueGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 11:11PM
Love the reflections and all that shiny metal
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
19 Feb 2013 7:22AM

Quote:Brilliant shot. That exhibition must have been something to see. You are capturing the exhibits superbly. Don[/quote

Wonderful show of stainless steel Poppies Pamela, nearly as good as my knee joint that cost 7,000 to reconstruct ha ha xxx

milky 14 Wales
20 Feb 2013 3:58AM
Delightful set both for me ,cracking work------MilkyWink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 4:04AM
excellent work and the looks superb against the blue bg.
21 Feb 2013 1:48PM
Great shots - v1 my favouriteSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:24AM
glad you didnt binned them cos you've kept the detail on the underside. Good shot. paul
22 Feb 2013 11:38AM
Both winners.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 7:32PM
Two fabulous images I love them both Smile

xwang 9 56 8
22 Feb 2013 10:14PM
Both are beautifully taken. I prefer V1, because it has more different colours.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 6:01AM
Excellent work Pamela so glad you didn't bin them .SmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Mar 2013 9:34PM
v1 very alien and so stunning. May I ask you for the seeds please SmileSmile

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