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Hot and Cold

By ellavr
I will admit firstly that I owe this image to Mark Keelan (keelo5022) who put up a smashing chilli shot this morning. Red Hot... I was inspired by this and remembered that I had a big bag of chillies in the freezer so thought I would have some fun with them. (A good tip - chillies in the freezer, I only learnt it a few months ago and they keep for ages).

I have a little series (3 or 4) ready now, which I will give you a day at a time.

I hope that you like them or if not will be happy to tell me why.

Cheers :o)


Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: bigheart., westy, novocastria and 32 more

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ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 8:58AM
The link works!! I am always a bit surprised if it does :o)

pks 18 2 England
7 Nov 2004 9:01AM
lovely colour and dof well done


ps like the frost
tigs 18 145 3 Netherlands
7 Nov 2004 9:01AM
great colours and lighting *click*
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
7 Nov 2004 9:06AM
Love it, but eat it...hmmm??? just kidding...I just love chillies...but they need a lot of beer...LOL..............

By the way...excellent image!!!


ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 9:07AM
You must have a trademark...I just knew this was yours. Super idea.

7 Nov 2004 9:13AM
Great image and colours, Ella. Click

ellavr 18 66
7 Nov 2004 9:24AM
Thanks Peter - it is not often you see frost on a chilli!!

Natalie thanks for your comment. I dont have any fancy lights, so it was kitchen bench light and flash and then PS!!

Jouko, if you think this needs beer, wait until tomorrow's image!!

MIke, I can believe that you spotted me from a bunch of chillies!! What does that say about me?? :o)

Jules, thanks for your comment, always appreciated.

geoffash26 19 2.5k United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 9:27AM
Cracking image good contrast
sugar jones 18 185
7 Nov 2004 9:33AM
Love chillies, love the shot striking colours, have to agree with the idea of beer and chillies though - although my chilli tolerance has been turned up a few notches after a recent holiday in Thailand...chillies with everything!

clairabella 18 92 Austria
7 Nov 2004 10:32AM
Will go and put my chillies I have saved for photos in the freezer right away! Thanks for the tip. A great photographic subject, love photographing them myself (check out my portfolio) I tend to arrange them in neat compositions but like the way you have piled them on top of one another here and the touch of frost does add a sparkle (sometimes I rub vaseline on them to make them shiny)
Regards Claire
7 Nov 2004 10:42AM
Excellent composition but I wondered whether it should just be the green chillies that should be covered in frost, and not the red ones, to emphasise the hot/cold aspect, just a thought.
Very good work, look forward to the others.
nell 18 23
7 Nov 2004 11:07AM
Fantastic love it Smile)

tiptoe 18 267
7 Nov 2004 11:14AM
Ella I've been thinking of all sorts of things to say but it needs just the one word.
7 Nov 2004 11:15AM
nice one Ella.... anyone else for con carne?


tva 20 307
7 Nov 2004 11:32AM
Like it. A good idea well executed.
Keep em coming
shidee 18 9
7 Nov 2004 11:39AM
hot photo. excellent..
Keelo 19 18 Australia
7 Nov 2004 1:14PM
Thanks for the kind words about my chilli shot Ella, although I don't think you need me for inspiration, your shot is a beauty in its own right, matter of fact I think the colour is way better than mine.Well done. Click.


PS; thats the first time anyone has made a link to me and you made me a happy little vegemite!
CatMouse 19 115 Russian Federation
7 Nov 2004 11:43PM
Strong colors, fine details and great composition. VERY WELL DONE!

Malik & Mary.
johnjrp 19 432 5 Australia
8 Nov 2004 1:30AM
Great capture. John
lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2004 2:03AM
colours work well. click.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2004 4:28AM
What a wonderful idea Ella and it makes a great photo,nice colours and textures,now I think I'm gonna chill-ie out for a while.

ellavr 18 66
8 Nov 2004 12:26PM
Well.... thanks everyone.

Lydia - I should have thought about just the green ones, however I am not sure how much in and out of the freezer my poor chillis will take!!

Claire - thanks for the chille vaseline tip!!

Mark, really did get the idea from you so glad that youare a happy vegemite.

Mark - you chill out all you like!!

Cheers to everyone else, thanks very much for yoru very kind comments!!

8 Nov 2004 1:42PM
Love your frosty chillies Ella... they're red hot! Superb colour contrast, composition and shadows.

ellavr 18 66
8 Nov 2004 11:30PM
Thanks Mary, I am pretty pleased with this one myself!!

eddieali1961 18 97 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2004 7:44AM
Great image.
bassan 19 15
9 Nov 2004 4:11PM
very good shot
ellavr 18 66
9 Nov 2004 11:45PM
Thanks Eddie and Sam.

10 Nov 2004 1:28AM
Great colours and composition Ella, they look super.
ellavr 18 66
10 Nov 2004 11:51AM
Thanks Ricardo.

KaysCamera 18 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 1:21PM
Lovely and simple, clean background. Hint of green works great. Click, Kay
magda_indigo 19 418 England
19 Nov 2004 6:06AM
great colours, click (*:*)
Leo 21 48 9 England
19 Dec 2004 2:26AM
Cracking bold colours kind of "impact" picSmile
mshepherd 18 667 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2004 2:31AM
Just missing the tips of the chilli's both left and right. Still worth a click

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