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magda_indigo 14 418 England
3 May 2004 5:39PM
BRILLIANT, Happy Birthday, Love it, click, INDIGO AWARD because it is pure eye candy, thanx, (*:*)

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KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
3 May 2004 5:40PM
Great image - I love the lighting and the smooth shapes of the stones.
3 May 2004 5:44PM
Fab idea - perfect exposure.
Click from me
Fabulous composition, great colours, this is MY pic of the day!
ukuwi 14 476 1 England
3 May 2004 5:49PM
super shot, well set up, and well shot.
sugarbird 14 223 South Africa
3 May 2004 6:01PM
Wonderful. Well done!
ofalgibra 14 2
3 May 2004 6:01PM
As above. Great lighting & tones. Click.
3 May 2004 6:40PM
This is so so good, big click
Love the lighting, composition and tones Kath. Nice one.

3 May 2004 7:20PM
he he...p.e.r.f.e.c.t...what a great composition. Like Magda says is "brilliant". I really love your composition style, it is outstanding!.
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2004 7:21PM
Nicely composed and shot
ken j. 14 374
3 May 2004 7:31PM
definitely EC material.
ruzzi 14
3 May 2004 7:32PM
Great composition,great shot!Click!
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
3 May 2004 8:00PM
Really gorgeous pic. I love the texture of the stones and the balance. Well done, Kath - its brilliant.

vfr400 16 886
3 May 2004 8:12PM
Fantastic shot, so much diffrent than the thumbnail
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
3 May 2004 8:38PM
Brilliant in my opinion too!!
The texture you have captured in this shot is amazing ...created by your perfect lighting and exposure ...and I love the title ....well done all round!!!!
3 May 2004 8:52PM
Great shot, well done on the balancing act! Klick from me.
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
3 May 2004 8:54PM
cooky... just superb and exclent balance... Good work... Im agree with Ken...
niamh 14 34 United Kingdom
3 May 2004 9:08PM
totally brilliant. well done.
sze4j 14 56 Singapore
3 May 2004 9:40PM
Wow!!! u are really very good at all these stone shots.... this is really a very pleasing shot....Love it. click!
a11sus 14 568 Northern Ireland
3 May 2004 10:06PM
Lovely stones, great image - I would have liked to see a version without the wee one on the side.

I do like this = but my fav is still the Trapped one.
Well Done on them both!
ajv 14 Portugal
3 May 2004 10:13PM
Works very well, I like it too
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
3 May 2004 10:19PM
Well, just come back on line and so a big thank you to all who have commented and thanks Magda - I shall treasure my award ;0)!
muzzeyman 14 293 United Kingdom
3 May 2004 11:29PM
Nice lighting Kath, just enough to show the detail of the stones without 'bleaching' out the texture if you know what I mean?
gajj 14 32
4 May 2004 12:08AM
Fabulous! Great composition, lighting is exactly right!
notabimbo 14 9
4 May 2004 2:17AM
Love this one.
noseprints 14 576
4 May 2004 4:13AM
lovely. looks like a hand.
ukuwi 14 476 1 England
4 May 2004 8:21AM
Congrats on the EC, well deserved.
mattmatic 14 598
4 May 2004 9:23AM
Rockin' stuff Smile
Congrats on the EC too!
cwarham 14 12
4 May 2004 10:15AM
simply brilliant
xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2004 10:29AM
Truly inspired and well deserving of an EC! Click.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2004 10:32AM
This is indeed excellent,well done on the EC.

funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
4 May 2004 10:48AM
maroondah 14 239 1 Australia
4 May 2004 3:08PM
Classic shot, so well executed.Congrats on the EC
Best regards
a11sus 14 568 Northern Ireland
4 May 2004 3:13PM
I knew this was a good un! Well Done!
brian13 14 218
4 May 2004 5:52PM
OK, so I would have put the biggest one at the base of the pic
But then I am a man.
LOL - Congrats on EC.
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
4 May 2004 6:38PM
I am completely overwhelmed. A really big thank you to all of you for commenting not just on this image but on the (MANY) LOL others not so popular! Freely giving critique and advice.

I turned 50 over the weekend and this is the icing on the cake - thanks Pete. There you are ...older women are always more grateful ;0)

Just joking, Kath
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
4 May 2004 6:47PM
Congratulations Kath ...this had EC written all over it for me!!
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
4 May 2004 7:33PM
Happy Birthday Youngster! Smile

Well done, a nice but well deserved Birthday present. You see these shots very well, click

MattHusala 15 8 England
4 May 2004 10:43PM
XX :-P XX Fanbloodytasticspooky
theorderingone 14 2.4k
4 May 2004 11:18PM
Crikey! Another EC!
It's a very well desrved one as well! Well done!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
5 May 2004 12:07AM
Well done indeed Kath - very imaginative and clever

cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
5 May 2004 10:49PM
Thanks to Rob, Brian, Graham x, Gary and Dave.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
5 May 2004 10:54PM
Very well done Kath on the photo being so well done and the EC,nice work*click*
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
5 May 2004 10:57PM
Thanks Julie.
paul_indigo 14 259 United Kingdom
5 May 2004 11:26PM
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 11:25AM
Oh yes, great work, I love it. A well deserved EC, congratulations.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
6 May 2004 12:29PM
Kath this is pure class. Love the whole thing including the lighting and the background, and the tension brought in by the arrangement of the stones. Fab and congrats on the EC - very well deserved.

Missed your birthday over the weekend as I was away too .. so happy birthday from me too 8-D

and a big *click ..
Many congratulations Kath, very well deserved EC. Great birthday present!

cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 5:30PM
Thank you Paul, Brian,
Suzi, and Mary, much appreciated feedback.
bayliss444 14 23
6 May 2004 8:02PM
brill click
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 11:26PM
Thanks bayliss.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 11:38PM
Brilliant image Kath, they look a lot bigger than they are I bet... would make an interesting sculpture in the garden or indoors depending on the actual size.

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 11:38PM
Brilliant image Kath, they look a lot bigger than they are I bet... would make an interesting sculpture in the garden or indoors depending on the actual size.

Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2004 4:37PM
Superb shot - well done on the award.
geegee 14 29 England
7 May 2004 6:26PM
This is what you get up to when I turn my back! Just lovely and so imaginative.
Another great shot and congrats on another EC.

cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2004 3:40PM
Hiya All and glad your back George! Well Rob they are quite large and I'm still trying to get the JCB out of the kitchen!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
8 May 2004 7:12PM
8 May 2004 9:33PM
Awesome photo! Great compostion! Very well deserved EC.
TTT 16 584 United Kingdom
10 May 2004 10:00AM
Just goes to show what a simple setup can achieve,good balance,lighting,what more can one say. EC now POW well done & deserved.
teena40 14 66
10 May 2004 11:25AM
Well deserved POW
theorderingone 14 2.4k
10 May 2004 6:26PM
Picture of the week now eh? What next, the world?
Congrats Kath! It's very well deserved!
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
10 May 2004 9:50PM
Thanks Funnewhobby, Terry, Teena and my old mucker Gary! I know Gary, I'm as shocked as everyone and as we speak I'm off to the quarry with my wide angle, (lens that is)!

Hi Ho!
Regards Snow White.

PS Pete - thanks ever so much.
belerophon 15 156
10 May 2004 9:59PM
congrats Kath--tell Graham if he wants a nail to hang your canvas up with--then just call in the patternshop
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
11 May 2004 1:01PM
supurb photo, well deserved ec award
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2004 10:28PM
Thanks to you both and for the nail Gary!
andrewsansom 14 61 United Kingdom
13 May 2004 10:45AM
I'm not being a dissenting voice, on what must be a very good photo given all the comments above, but could someone please explain it to me.

Maybe my 15 years of Accounting has killed all creativity, but I struggle to understand it. Before I offend anyone, I do see this as a reflection on me, and not any criticism whatsoever of Kath's work. I am just interested in what people consider makes a good photo.
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
13 May 2004 5:35PM
Hiya earthvisions and thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm very new to digital photography and although I had a Zenit-e for many years I never looked beyond taking the 'usual' photographs. Having been given a digital camera as a present and then introduced to this site, I found I probably gained the confidence to try taking images I would have seen or drawn but not photographed.

The image above is derived from my personal love of nature and being a 'career' pebble hunter. It was not meant to make a statement or indeed expected to create the interest it has. On reflection it seems to have touched in others what the most simple of images often touches in me which can't be quantified.

I'm not certain what makes a good photo for others but I know when I'm moved, touched or reached by an image of any type. All in the eye of the beholder?

I'm off to look at your images now and wish you well.

belerophon 15 156
14 May 2004 7:33PM
eathvisions--on reading your above comment -i think it is highly unlikely that you have ever watched an episode of MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS--in wich Michael Palin plays the role of an accountant--you should try it--then maybe it would explain your above comment
jan 1 14 12 Netherlands
20 May 2004 8:22PM
Congratulation Kath, with your AWARD, and afcourse your Birthday.
This Image showed, you got your things in Balance. xxx
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
7 Jul 2004 6:18AM
Can't believe I've never clicked on this, Kath, as I've looked at it often enough!
IRaddict 15 34
27 Jul 2004 8:41PM
thats the best still life I've seen for ages!
top shot
28 Jul 2004 11:15PM
great image like the form and exposure stop on

jalfoto 13 3
30 Jul 2004 8:15PM
This will win an award anywhere in the world!
Hi Cooky

Completely love this photo - it is fantastic. Love the composition and all the shadow you have used.

I'd be really interested to see more of your work, the reason being I am developing a new business called Art Evolution which will support up and coming regional (NE) artists and photographers. The business will provide a link between the creative community and commercial organisations providing an additional stream of income for yourself (if you are interested in earning from your work).

Art Evolution will both sell and rent art and would very much be interested to hear from you to gain your opinions with reference to the business idea and to see if we could market your work (given further investigation).

Victoria Scaife
suzieosman 13 66 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2004 10:28PM
I love the lighting/shadows on this...did you use natural window light?...That small red pebble stands out and makes me feel that if it were moved the whole structure would topple, very clever...Stunning...A well deserved EC, well done....Love your other work too, I don't seem to have the imagination for abstract, so I find your work may just have inspired me to
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2004 11:06PM
Thanks everyone and yes Sue, natural window light and black sugar paper backdrop, propped up against a balsamic vinegar bottle and empty cava bottle! Ad hoc studio!
Best wishes
ellavr 13 66
9 Sep 2004 8:57PM
Worth the effort, sorry to take so long to notice!!

kengreen 13 16 Sweden
8 Oct 2004 6:46PM
Brilliantly arranged. Red stone on right makes image complete somehow.
quinny 13 167 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2004 3:46PM
Love the simplicity of the shot. It works really well. Congrats on the award. I'm hoping I can eventually produce a photo that it good enough for an award someday.

Well done.

Sarah from Manchester.
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2004 9:36PM
Thanks Ella, Ken and Sarah.
inkarts 13 61 2
2 Nov 2004 11:57PM
Well I can not possible add to that lot. But must say the problem is just to may images go up in one day. It is very easy to miss some wonderful things like this image. Congratulation. Regard John
lydiatelad 13 2
6 Nov 2004 3:21PM
This is such a striking image. I am new to Epz and its great to see your amazing work!
I am so overwhelmed by the talent in here.
Its a great site!
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 3:09AM
Thank you for visiting John and welcome to Epz Ray.
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
27 Dec 2005 9:46AM
Love it, sorry I'm bit slow on the viewing...but better late than never...specialy as it's a 69er.
Deserves many more!
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2006 2:45AM
Thanks Pat!
liparig 13 233 United States
13 Jan 2006 9:15AM
excellent shot well composed
angelamary 12 6 England
15 Jan 2006 11:37PM
A good idea well done. Lovely colours and details, well presented. Nice image, well caught!
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 7:36PM

cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2006 12:26PM
Thanks ever so much Joe, ang and Pooch.

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