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Sepia Peels

By sze4j
This is a close-up on a plant that I saw in Kew Gardens...thought it made a nice abstract. It was originally green, but i had toned it into sepia.

Thanks for taking a look at this and please feel free to leave your comments. Cheers! =)

p/s: I'm flying to Singapore today for two weeks to celebrate chinese new year with family and friends. Will not be accessing the internet as much, so will slowly catch up with your photos when i am back.

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: AngieLatham, riprap007, A_Harrison and 49 more

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Comments


AngieLatham 11 790 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 2:08AM
Did i click on the green version earlier this week or was that somone elses?
A fine abstract, lovely repeated patterns and well worked.
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Angie*

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sze4j 11 56 Singapore
1 Feb 2005 2:08AM
Thanks Lucien and Alexandra for leaving your comments on my earlier orchird upload. But i felt it was a standard shot and so had taken it down as i had decided that i would want to invite comments for improvement to this shot instead. Sorry about it. (i don't usually do this!!) =)
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
1 Feb 2005 2:08AM
very fine image
sze4j 11 56 Singapore
1 Feb 2005 2:09AM
Thanks Angie and Nicholas. Glad you all like this.

Angie - I hadn't uploaded any green version of this before, so i guess it must be someone's else. =)
A_Harrison 11 260 Canada
1 Feb 2005 2:09AM
very nice indeed.Good comp all round.

Allan
Falconer 11 16
1 Feb 2005 2:13AM
great pattern effect
1 Feb 2005 2:15AM
Its a fab graphic image, hope you have a great time in Singapore. K.
tg 11 86 Scotland
1 Feb 2005 2:15AM
Lovely effect and detail.

Tg.
mattmatic 12 598
1 Feb 2005 2:18AM
Excellent image, Sze!
Matt :click:
clairabella 11 92 Austria
1 Feb 2005 2:18AM
Super abstract - love how your eye is lead to the bottom left corner by the patterns.
1 Feb 2005 2:24AM
Beatiful pattern and composition. I really love this one.

Click,
Dj
gemm 11 800 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 2:29AM
Excellent shot! Beautifully treated. Happy New Year and have a great time there!
1 Feb 2005 2:36AM
Stunning abstract!. Great stuff.
Phil
1 Feb 2005 2:40AM
Wonderful, you've composed this really well. Have a wonderful trip. Smile
Mixpix 12 1.1k England
1 Feb 2005 2:52AM
Looks to me like stitching on a cushion, excellent work.
Mick
mikears 11 89 Canada
1 Feb 2005 3:06AM
Very nice - love the patterns.

Have a great trip!

Click
Mike
Elimare 11 12
1 Feb 2005 3:12AM
Interesting abstract and close-up. Like the pattern too.
Elimare
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
1 Feb 2005 3:12AM
fantastic close up, beautiful
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 3:15AM
Outstanding, excellent detail. :0)
Click!

Lucien.
sze4j 11 56 Singapore
1 Feb 2005 3:41AM
Thanks everyone for your comments on the photos and well-wishes. =)

I have just uploaded the original color shot in the modification section .
rogues 11 4 India
1 Feb 2005 3:42AM
lovely pattern !!
like it !!
click
raghav
flossie 12 1.6k
1 Feb 2005 3:47AM
Very unusual Sze, think I prefer your sepia version ...click

...have a lovely time :o)
novocastria 12 102
1 Feb 2005 3:52AM
Super shot, Sze - do know what it is? I thought it was an artichoke from the thumbnail, but it's clearly not. Top work.
*click*
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
1 Feb 2005 4:20AM
Well handled, Sze. Think it works in colour aswell
Jan
rnixon 12 180
1 Feb 2005 4:48AM
Beautifully composed image. Looks great in mono and the toning adds the final touch.

Richard
tigerminx 11 237 South Africa
1 Feb 2005 4:54AM
Superb.
Bruce.
mipettin 11 884 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2005 5:10AM
Striking composition. Click, Martin
noseprints 12 576
1 Feb 2005 5:16AM
i opened it thinking, oh another high-ranking abstract pattern of another succulent. let's see what the fuss is about.

i see what the fuss is about!

there is some kind of grain or texture on the "leaves" themselves. that, added to the detail on the tiny "hairs" and the luminous look of them, makes this quite different and satisfying.

have a good trip, sze. we'll see you soon.
sze4j 11 56 Singapore
1 Feb 2005 5:22AM
Thanks all! =)

Mike - I am sorry, but i have no idea what the name of this plant is...but i think it is a sort of cactus... Found it at the "cactus section" in one of the conservatory in Kew. =)

Lucie - Its funny when you said "I see what the fuss is about!" 'Cos I must confess that i am quite bewildered by the quick and positive responses that I got for this image. I like it, but didn't think that too many people would! Thanks for surprising me. =)
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 7:14AM
Superb abstract - very striking
cheers, Paul
shidee 11 9
1 Feb 2005 7:33AM
Great Imag, excellent work, well done.
willf1 11 51
1 Feb 2005 8:04AM
What a fantastic abstract image. What a difference!

TOny
suleesia 11 176 Malaysia
1 Feb 2005 8:23AM
Beautiful curves, does resemble middle eastern architecture "dome shape". Excellent composition.
Rgds
Su
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 8:29AM
Great natural pattern, makes a fine abstract image. Well done.
Eden Plus
11 40 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 8:59AM
all been said Great abstract, well done!
mellyleth 11 212 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 1:34PM
This is great Sze, amazing patterns and I like the toning. Excellent work!
ginz04 11 281 18 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2005 3:01AM
hi some fantastic detail in this pic excellent
old timer 11 55 1 Scotland
6 Feb 2005 4:12AM
Superb pattern and textures in this, Sze.
Jim
Carabosse Plus
12 40.0k 269 England
6 Feb 2005 9:42AM
Very eyecatching - even the thumnail stood out. Click.
lordposh 12 45 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2005 2:26PM
A good capture and presented too..!! Sze but feel you have cheated as you went to Kew....LOL

Roger
naturenut 13 1.8k England
16 Feb 2005 2:12AM
Happy New Year Sze x
BrianM 12 6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2005 12:32PM
Well seen, a super abstract, love the treatment, very effective (although green would have worked too).

Happy New Year.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
18 Feb 2005 1:15PM
Hi Sze, amazing detail captured, well doneSmile
18 Feb 2005 2:35PM
Stunning abstract Sze, great work.
Uncle Ric xx
sze4j 11 56 Singapore
21 Feb 2005 6:28AM
Thanks everyone for the flattering comments...had been away and had turned "off" my notification for this image...so just caught up with the comments. Thanks once again for your encouragement.
steve neil 11 597 Australia
23 Feb 2005 10:55PM
I'm sorry I missed this one because its a beaut - I'm sure everyone else has agreed so I'll just say well done Sze Smile
sze4j 11 56 Singapore
23 Feb 2005 11:17PM
Cheers Steve! =)
grahammul 12 120 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2005 5:10PM
Well presented image with great pattern and detail.
Regards,
Graham.

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