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Gosh! The trouble I had balancing these!
BRILLIANT, Happy Birthday, Love it, click, INDIGO AWARD because it is pure eye candy, thanx, (*:*)
Great image - I love the lighting and the smooth shapes of the stones.
Fab idea - perfect exposure.
Click from me
Fabulous composition, great colours, this is MY pic of the day!
super shot, well set up, and well shot.
Wonderful. Well done!
As above. Great lighting & tones. Click.
This is so so good, big click
Love the lighting, composition and tones Kath. Nice one.
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!.
Nicely composed and shot
definitely EC material.
Great composition,great shot!Click!
Really gorgeous pic. I love the texture of the stones and the balance. Well done, Kath - its brilliant.
Fantastic shot, so much diffrent than the thumbnail suggested....click
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!!!! ....click
Great shot, well done on the balancing act! Klick from me.
cooky... just superb and exclent balance... Good work... Im agree with Ken...
totally brilliant. well done.
Wow!!! u are really very good at all these stone shots.... this is really a very pleasing shot....Love it. click!
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!
Works very well, I like it too
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)!
Nice lighting Kath, just enough to show the detail of the stones without 'bleaching' out the texture if you know what I mean?
Fabulous! Great composition, lighting is exactly right!
Love this one.
lovely. looks like a hand.
Congrats on the EC, well deserved.
Congrats on the EC too!
Truly inspired and well deserving of an EC! Click.
This is indeed excellent,well done on the EC.
Classic shot, so well executed.Congrats on the EC
I knew this was a good un! Well Done!
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.
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
Congratulations Kath ...this had EC written all over it for me!!
Happy Birthday Youngster!
Well done, a nice but well deserved Birthday present. You see these shots very well, click
XX :-P XX Fanbloodytasticspooky
Crikey! Another EC!
It's a very well desrved one as well! Well done!
Well done indeed Kath - very imaginative and clever
Thanks to Rob, Brian, Graham x, Gary and Dave.
Very well done Kath on the photo being so well done and the EC,nice work*click*
Oh yes, great work, I love it. A well deserved EC, congratulations.
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!
Thank you Paul, Brian,
Suzi, and Mary, much appreciated feedback.
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.
Superb shot - well done on the award.
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.
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!
Awesome photo! Great compostion! Very well deserved EC.
Just goes to show what a simple setup can achieve,good balance,lighting,what more can one say. EC now POW well done & deserved.
Well deserved POW
Picture of the week now eh? What next, the world?
Congrats Kath! It's very well deserved!
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)!
Regards Snow White.
PS Pete - thanks ever so much.
congrats Kath--tell Graham if he wants a nail to hang your canvas up with--then just call in the patternshop
supurb photo, well deserved ec award
Thanks to you both and for the nail Gary!
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.
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.
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
Congratulation Kath, with your AWARD, and afcourse your Birthday.
This Image showed, you got your things in Balance. xxx
Can't believe I've never clicked on this, Kath, as I've looked at it often enough!
thats the best still life I've seen for ages!
great image like the form and exposure stop on
This will win an award anywhere in the world!
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).
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 fascinating...you may just have inspired me to try...click...Sue
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!
Worth the effort, sorry to take so long to notice!!
Brilliantly arranged. Red stone on right makes image complete somehow.
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.
Sarah from Manchester.
Thanks Ella, Ken and Sarah.
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
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!
Thank you for visiting John and welcome to Epz Ray.
Love it, sorry I'm bit slow on the viewing...but better late than never...specialy as it's a 69er.
Deserves many more!
excellent shot well composed
A good idea well done. Lovely colours and details, well presented. Nice image, well caught!
Thanks ever so much Joe, ang and Pooch.
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