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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 Plus
10 199 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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20 Feb 2013 2:33PM
Well pictured but I think I will forgo buying one
love v2 nice close up . christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
20 Feb 2013 3:34PM
Both nice images!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
20 Feb 2013 4:35PM
I love these garden ornaments - but £200!!! No sireee, not for me. Lovely clear shots.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 149 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
8 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
8 23 11 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
7 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 6 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 10 91 223 England
20 Feb 2013 7:53PM
Good details and processing Trevor
Regards Richard
JOKEN 8 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 9 620 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
10 1.1k 1660 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
7 6.7k 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
9 344 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 Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 9:03PM
This is different but it works really well with your composition
moiral 7 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 7 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 5:56AM
Balls of string come to mind Trev well captured shots.SmileSmile
Mavis Plus
15 143 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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