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**Fire and Ice**

By dianah
A huge hello and a Happy New Year to everybody. I have been away for ages and am sitting here now because there is too much snow to go out !
Fire is the first version and is a dahlia from my garden and Ice ,which is very topical today Smile , is a hydrangea also from my garden.
We are in the throes of moving although probably not until the end of February. We have to rent as the place we are buying , just 200 yards down the road, needs gutting and extending. We have lived in this house for 23 years so I am rather sad but it is much too big for us to rattle around in ! I promise to get to all your portfolio's but it might take a little while. Hoping that you are all safe and inside from the freezing weather ! Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

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Hi Dinah new to this site and must say i love your fire and ice. Would love to know how you did it. I love this sort of images. specially liked the ice one felt it was more central

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 11:45AM
Good morning Dinah, these two are quite beautiful, I have no idea how you have created them but I love them both.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Jan 2010 11:47AM
Wonderful to see your work again.
Good luck with the move.
picturistic 8 7 7 Wales
5 Jan 2010 11:48AM
great work, well done

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 11:49AM
Classic dianah, both of them! But V1 is special, it has an off-centre quirkiness, an unpredictable character. V2 is so calm and clear-sighted by comparison.
Great to see you uploading, and here's wishing you all the best for the move.
5 Jan 2010 11:50AM
superb set
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2010 11:57AM
Hi, Di, a very happy and peaceful New Year to you, and glad to see you back with two of your beautiful creations. Carol
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 11:59AM
Thank you so much everybody. It is great to be back but I seem to be so busy all the time ! It is lovely to hear from you all ! x Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
5 Jan 2010 12:00PM
Nice seeing you back with us again and with 2 cracking images to boot! Both are delightful but being a huge fan of blues and purples, never was any doubt which would get my vote - V2!

5 Jan 2010 12:13PM
Two beautiful abstract images

Debs_Rocker 9 303 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 12:16PM
love the first one, especially warming considering the current weather! Great Artwork
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Jan 2010 12:18PM
Two superb crackers, great to see from you again. Have a great new year

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 12:37PM
A beautiful pair of images Di , really love the cool symmetry of Ice, superb pieces of work. Hope the move goes well, is it making you have a clear out?!
5 Jan 2010 12:41PM
Great pair excellent. Will
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 12:48PM
Happy New Year Di!
In your absence you haven't forgotten how to do these manipulations nor the impact that they have - and V1 has an especially strong impact given the prevailing weather! Not that V2 is too cold to contemplate, of course, as the ice is relieved by some pleasant purple tones.
Best of luck with the move!
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
5 Jan 2010 1:11PM
2 crackers. v2 just edges it for me

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Jan 2010 1:13PM
Knew this was yours... and it is another lovely image..
hope your doing well..
happy new year
5 Jan 2010 1:23PM
Wonderfully imaginative work Di, the first is just what I needed to see, as its freezing here, and the warm colours draw you in.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 Jan 2010 1:29PM
HNY Missus! How's retirement? Smile

Just got myself a permanent position after all this time, and guess what - school's closed due to the weather! Smile

Take Care

Fran x
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 1:53PM
Good to see these two
All the best for 2010
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 2:13PM
Nice work AGAIN DI,,I love V2, lovely colour.
ATB for 2010
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 Jan 2010 2:31PM
Two lovely shots, a happy new year to you and your family. - gary
Sampics 9 6 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 2:36PM
Fantastic colourful work!
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
5 Jan 2010 2:38PM
Two beauties, such fantastic work.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
5 Jan 2010 2:39PM

clicknimagine 8 221 88
5 Jan 2010 3:13PM
beautiful colors and creations, very well done...
Cor 9 Belgium
5 Jan 2010 3:17PM
Great creation.
5 Jan 2010 3:31PM
Two fantastic images, well done ondeed.

Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
5 Jan 2010 4:07PM
Two beautiful images.
Happy 2010.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 4:11PM
Good to see you again Diana! These are two superb images, really well worked.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 4:17PM
Absolutely love No1 I feel warmer already
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
5 Jan 2010 4:18PM
Hi Di
Thank you for your New Year greetings and surely I am sending you the best wishes from me and my wife too.
I'm glad you are uploading again your beautiful pictures.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 4:33PM
Happy New Year Di. Two wonderful images to start the New Year with. So very different - love the fluid colours in v1 and you have kept the more rigid shapes which go so well in the icy structures of v2
Hope the move goes well and you soon feel settled in your new home
5 Jan 2010 4:49PM
two crackers well done.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 4:49PM
Thank you to is wonderful to hear from so many people ! Snow is just starting to fall again here and it is freezing..wishing you all a safe week ahead ! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jan 2010 4:56PM
Two beautiful manipulations Di, such wonderful colours and shapes. I hope you have a Happy New Year and the move goes well for you, Ed
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Jan 2010 7:25PM
Up to your usual standard. Excellent Dianah.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
5 Jan 2010 7:45PM
Two rippers Diana - great titles as well...Bill
imagio 11 12 1 England
5 Jan 2010 8:06PM
Love the patterns Di

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 8:19PM
Both are lovely but I'm drawn to ver 2.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Jan 2010 8:47PM
Never seen one of these manipulations that I did not like Dianah. They are so strong and yet have a fine delicacy. Superb composition.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
5 Jan 2010 8:56PM
Lovely pair of images Di - ice is nice Smile
9 10 10 England
5 Jan 2010 9:09PM
Two beautiful creations.
A great effect, lovely colours.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
5 Jan 2010 10:12PM
exquisite beauty Di. Happy 2010
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2010 10:19PM
two stunning and contrasting images

Happy new year

These are both brilliant images, but so very different. A great start to the New Year - keep them coming.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Jan 2010 11:30PM
6 Jan 2010 1:31AM
thats so awsome ! love the images. great work.samantha
Dusan 9 Sri Lanka
6 Jan 2010 2:50AM
Excellent work,
Happy new year!!
Good to see you uploading again Di and with two such beautiful images too. I love the warmth of V1 especially in this weather but the blues and purples in V2 do it for me. Happy New Year to you and good luck with your move.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
6 Jan 2010 3:33PM
Hi Dianah! Thanks for your greeting on my holiday card. Maybe you, time permitting, could crop off the black edges and turn it into one of these spectacular manipulations of yours.
Both are beautiful. V1 is special with the looser feel, and off-center comp. Colours are exquisite.

franfoto 10 2 32 England
6 Jan 2010 3:46PM
Have missed your little works of art Dianah. These two are lovely but I just love the 'Ice' one.
Snow here too which is most unusual in this area of Devon, don't think any of us have escaped it lately.
Hope you have a really good 2010.
GrahamBaines 11 39 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 6:49PM
This one has a kind of organic feel to it, maybe it's even a little horticulturally evisceral if that makes sense. A fascinatingly hypnotic image.

Happy New Year Dianah.

two superb images di,love the blue colour in v2.happy new year.all the best.ray
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
6 Jan 2010 9:13PM
Two gorgeous images, Di - in view of the current deep freeze I'm drawn to V1, as we could all do with some of that heat! Love the clear, crisp detail in the ice version, and the movement in the fire one.

cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
6 Jan 2010 11:51PM
outstanding images Di, superb patterns all the best for 2010 and I hope all goes well for you with your new home
astyag 10 12
7 Jan 2010 8:37AM
So artistic and beautiful details there, cracking
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
7 Jan 2010 10:55AM
Happy New Year Di and hope all goes well with the move - always a stressful time!
WOW - those hot colours have done me a power of good today (just in from snow-shovelling!) Wonderful kaleidoscopic effects and superb detail in both versions. I think V2 gets my vote today though - fantastic detail and colours - looks like a stained glass window.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Jan 2010 11:51AM
Strikingly beautiful as ever Di. prefer the warmth of No. 1.

SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 4:58PM
Think 'Ice' is my favourite but both are truly stunning.
Good luck with your move and a very Happy New 2010.
7 Jan 2010 6:37PM
Hello Di,Lovely to here from you and very best wishes with your move,A Very Happy New Year to you,Hope it brings good things and ways forward.These images as always are very beautiful,such depth and colour.Keep smelling the flowers!David
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
7 Jan 2010 8:33PM
Well it's a long way down again Di and no wonder, 2 superb images but I rather like V2 best on this occasion, hope you are keeping well and good luck with the house move,
7 Jan 2010 9:24PM
Two really fantastic images, Di, V1 seems to draw you in, however V2 is just brilliant, just like clockwork parts.
Happy New Year to you also and good luck with your house move.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 3:58PM
Happy New Year! Hope all goes smoothly with the move, having just done it ourselves I know how stressful it can be and very emotional when you leave the house you love.

These images are incredible, such wonderful vibrant colours! Wish I knew what you did to create them.
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 7:13PM
Hi Dianah - a very Happy New Year to you. I love the wonderful contrast and vibrant colours of these 2 beautifully created images, and the title for them is so perfect Smile
As usual a style of your own, excellent
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
8 Jan 2010 9:04PM
Both nicely worked.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 9:41PM
Two great unique images.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
9 Jan 2010 6:40PM
Gorgeous colours and patterns Di, and a wonderful pair. Happy New Year!
trissie 11 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 7:20PM
Two lovely images Di, beautiful colours and patterns.
Have a great 2010.

Trish x
Pegon 12 78 1 England
9 Jan 2010 10:00PM
Superb work Di, two cracking images.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
10 Jan 2010 3:53PM
No,2 for me ,both are lovely but 2s the one for me today,

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 5:37PM
I opened the image without seeing the title - and thought: wow, this is sheer fire - saw V2 and my first impression was: cold as ice!
I wasn't really surprised when I saw the title.
Superb manipulations, esp. V2
MickS 13 23 14 England
10 Jan 2010 8:23PM
Watcha Dianah,
excellent bit of work.
mmm, Fire and Ice, or was it Ice and Fire, Bob Marley.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 10:02PM
Thank you again everybody ! I love the geometric symmetry of v 2 but the warmth of v 1 does me good at the moment. We still have lots of snow and plenty more to come on Tuesday ! It is really good to hear from you all.
Dotrob 12 Wales
11 Jan 2010 12:23AM
Two super images, great work. Hope things go well with the move
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Jan 2010 1:10PM
Lovely manupulation in both of these Di - good to see your work again.
Regards Richard.
Paree 13 616 3
11 Jan 2010 11:00PM
and two for the price of one brilliant work
csr 10 3 England
12 Jan 2010 9:07PM
Hi Have not had a up load in 2009 new year new start.
Lovely colors (congratulations 100 )
fabulous work,great colours in both...dave
panda 13 5 1 England
13 Jan 2010 3:16PM
Stunning colours Dianah, super image.

Regards Phil
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 6:35PM
Great colours and pattern
14 Jan 2010 8:09PM
A very warming piece of work. good title.

John Smile
churchill123 13 233 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2010 4:46PM
i see you are still working your magic Di, I must mail you and have a catch up , hope you are well
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Feb 2010 2:19PM
well done !
number 1 (warm colours Smile )
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
17 Feb 2010 11:26AM
So beautiful...and so befitting their titles!

A Smile
J_Tom 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2010 8:20PM
Great image.

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