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What a load of...

By TrevBatWCC    
...spherical objects! Wink Wandering around the gardens near to the house in Charlecote Park I came across this artwork entitled 'Willow Alliums'. These willow and wire spherical sculptures supported on mild steel rods are made by Rachel Carter, and represent Alliums, a type of flowering or ornamental onion. You can buy them (not these actual ones!) and are made to order - they're a snip at £200 each…Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Warwickshire Specialist and abstract Sculptures Charlecote park Landscape and travel Rachel Carter Willow Alliums

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2013 2:09PM
Not really my scene, Trev, but the idea is good, and of course you have captured them so well. Think I'd rather put my £200 to better use Wink Carol

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Feb 2013 2:33PM
Well pictured but I think I will forgo buying one
love v2 nice close up . christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Feb 2013 3:34PM
Both nice images!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Feb 2013 4:35PM
I love these garden ornaments - but £200!!! No sireee, not for me. Lovely clear shots.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Feb 2013 5:16PM
They make good photographic subjects... full stop GrinGrin

20 Feb 2013 5:24PM
I like the close up of V2
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 5:43PM
V1 combined with your title made me giggle.

In my more serious artistic moments (or was it drunken ones) I have been known to create similar art pieces from tea stirrers nicked from motorway service stations and shredded final demands. I believe that these are known as 'found objects' in the art world. They are perfect for the smaller garden and an absolute bargain at only twenty quid each!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Feb 2013 6:11PM
How interesting they are. A great capture. Sorry, just got V1 to open and that is amazing it opened. My internet is pathetic and will be for another 2 weeks......Sandy
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:06PM
Slow...slow and very slow internet, but only on this site!!!
sorry Trev...rant over!Wink and you know I like a rant or two a year!
great images both, great title, and NO!
would not pay £200 and bet you wouldn't either
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Feb 2013 7:18PM
£200.00 worth every penny Trev! I can see all the wealthy pensioners in line to buy these (I DO NOT THINK), excellent photographic material and fine processing!


Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Feb 2013 7:53PM
Good details and processing Trevor
Regards Richard
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:54PM
Two most interesting images. Of the two I prefer v2 because of the excellent detail shown.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
20 Feb 2013 8:05PM
The willow branches themselves are expensive to buy - I worked a basket one year with them.

Love the full picture in v1 showing the whole art display, but you know me, I like to go in for a closer view, so v2 is my preference.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 8:20PM
How wonderful. V1 is 'you', V2 is what I'd want to do - get in close.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
20 Feb 2013 8:23PM
Looks like my spaghetti after I have cooked it according to the instructions on the packet, Trev!Sad

V2 for me, because of the more detailed look at that intricate work.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 8:26PM
I wouldn't mind having a go at something like this for my garden SmileSmile
Well captured Trev and v2 is definitely my choice
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 9:03PM
This is different but it works really well with your composition
moiral 8 12 Scotland
21 Feb 2013 7:28PM
2 great shots, but my favourite is that curly wurly V2 Tongue. I'll have half a dozen of these for the garden - not!!! TongueGrinGrin. Moira
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 5:56AM
Balls of string come to mind Trev well captured shots.SmileSmile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
24 Feb 2013 2:51AM
I'd rather buy heating oil with any spare money ! The real purple Alliums are much cheaper, easy to grow & far

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