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Red Amber

By AshTree
Seen at Arlington Court yesterday, near Barnstaple, this beautiful red amber (didn't know there was such a thing!) elephant housed inside domed glass. I had to wait a long time for people at the far end of the room to move, but it was worth it, I think. Hope you think so too Smile.

Thanks for looking and for your continued support... I will try to catch up with comments today/tomorrow Smile.


Tags: General Elephant National trust Glass dome Arlington court Red amber

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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 11:03AM
Oooh, this is gorgeous! I want one for my lounge! A great capture of it too!

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Sep 2011 11:11AM
What a pretty thing, and so nicely presented against that window.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
26 Sep 2011 11:31AM
Red amber - how beautiful it is with the window light shining through it
26 Sep 2011 11:31AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
26 Sep 2011 11:32AM
Looks Expensive, well spotted and captured, Bill.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
26 Sep 2011 11:33AM
definetely worth to wait!
excellent light/red.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
26 Sep 2011 11:35AM
How beautiful. It must be very rare.
26 Sep 2011 11:39AM
Very well composed with excellent light and colour.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Sep 2011 11:53AM
Good shot Theresa,and I admire your patience.
I do find a, '' get out the road so I can take a pic'',
is a quicker method however !!
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 12:20PM
How beautiful, the colour is amazing and the scenery is very well suited too, Theresa.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 12:30PM
Fascinating, I've never come across red amber and this piece looks impressively large!
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 12:34PM
Thank you everyone for your comments.

Quote:Looks Expensive, well spotted and captured, Bill.

I think it probably is Bill - from what I can gather red amber is quite rare (that's my excuse for not having heard of it before, anyway Wink)

Quote:I do find a, '' get out the road so I can take a pic'',
is a quicker method however !!

I like your style, Mick - don't know how this would go down in a National Trust property, however, amongst all the genteel brass buttoned blazer brigade!

Quote: this piece looks impressively large!

It was, Moira - about 6 inches high, I think. Probably worth a small fortuneWink

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 1:39PM
Superb shot Theresa, great composition and light, definitely well worth the wait.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
26 Sep 2011 1:42PM
'Wonderful Light, tones, reflections, color, clarity, & artistic composition,' Theresa, on this interesting, classic, & elegant image rendering.

Ciao~ Peter
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Sep 2011 1:49PM
An excellent capture, Theresa, and worth waiting for the people to move, would have spoilt it otherwise Wink
Trev Smile
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 1:58PM
Thanks Hugh, Peter and Trev.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Sep 2011 3:16PM
It is beautiful! Never seen anything like it. You've captured it well, great clarity and colour......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Sep 2011 3:52PM
Housed beautifully and showing well in it s harmonious surroundings! Superb and worthy of your careful plananing!
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 5:22PM
Thanks Sandy and Jennn.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Sep 2011 5:35PM
Certainly worth waiting for the right moment, good details and tones too.
Regards Richard
nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 5:46PM
What a collectors piece Theresa. Never heard of red Amber either, Great light and well worth the wait.

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 6:20PM
Thanks Richard and Nick.
26 Sep 2011 6:21PM
Beautiful shot and great reflection.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 6:27PM
Never seen anything quite like this .... well worth the wait to get it without people
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 6:35PM
Thanks jj and Barbara.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
26 Sep 2011 7:12PM
Love that hefferlump, Theresa. Looks absolutely exquisite. Bet it weighs a bit as well. Probably as old as meSad

From Wikipedia:

Quote:Amber occurs in a range of different colors. As well as the usual yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color "amber", amber itself can range from a whitish color through a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black. Other more uncommon colors include red amber (sometimes known as cherry amber) green amber, and even blue amber, which is rare and highly sought after.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
26 Sep 2011 10:03PM
a lovely capture.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 10:07PM
Absolutely superb Theresa - love the reflection of the dome in the table top.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 10:15PM
Thank you Malc, Ant and Jason.

And thanks Malc for the info - I hadn't got around to looking into this. This has thrown all my previous thinking about amber into total disarray.... and can you imagine the UK traffic light sequence: "Red, red/amber, green"? This gives it a whole new chaotic meaning!!

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2011 11:33PM
Wonderful image - like how you use the natural light - superb reflection on the table , as well - excellent

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 11:40PM
Thanks Daniel.

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