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Birmingham - A38

By helenlinda
When you drive into Birmingham on the A38 from the south, you go through the underpass, and then when you come out the Mailbox is on your left. This is where BBC moved to when they moved out of Pebble Mill.
As a passenger I was able to take photos of the patterns in the underpass and several of the mailbox as we drove by. I've chosen two of the most pleasing patterns, squared them and set them out in this pattern. You will either love it or hate it, but I'm really pleased with the finished result. At some point I have others to work on.
Thanks for looking
I've another week off work to try and build up some strength following this dreadful chest infection - I still feel shattered but hopefully another week will make a big difference
Helen

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated

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16 Apr 2012 8:34AM
excellently done!

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marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 8:37AM
Superb Helen... great colours!
Jonny5874 7 14 5 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 8:38AM
Great work!
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 8:42AM
love the patterns and colours helen brilliant work hope you feeling much better soon Wink
andy
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
16 Apr 2012 8:47AM
What a great way to relax and be creative, Helen Smile Do hope you are felling better soon, I still have the aftermath of the 'flu hanging around, which has sapped my energy completely Sad Carol
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 8:50AM
Very nice work.Always wondered what the Mailbodx was all about....Phil
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 8:52AM
What colours, very well composed - Carole
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
16 Apr 2012 9:01AM
Interesting and excellent work Helen.

Ken
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 9:02AM
Thanks everyone SmileSmile
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
16 Apr 2012 9:02AM
Colourful and great work,very well done,
Saeid
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 9:03AM
Thanks Saeid Smile
16 Apr 2012 9:12AM
Bold and Beautiful.
Do hope you get better soon x
16 Apr 2012 9:20AM
Captured superbly Helen, get yourself well soon.

Len
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
16 Apr 2012 9:21AM
Very striking, get well soon.

Dave
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:17AM
Thanks Barbara, Len and Dave SmileSmileSmile
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
16 Apr 2012 10:51AM
A great shot full of colour, I hope you keep improving. - gary
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:52AM
Thanks Gary - its hard going but hopefully another week will make a difference Smile
16 Apr 2012 10:57AM
nice work here Helen this works so very well great abstract...rest up well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Happy new week
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 11:01AM
Thanks Gary SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 11:22AM
You've done very well indeed.First in observing subjects and the combining as only you can.Looking forward to seeing more.Great abstract.
Hope you recover soon.
KateGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Apr 2012 11:28AM
would make a wonderful quilt! To keep you warm and get over your chest infection
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 11:30AM
Wow Helen, this is certainly a striking image..
I am one that loves it too..hope this week is what you need
and feel better soon
Lillian
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
16 Apr 2012 11:31AM
Perfectly put together. It sort of reminds me of the upholstery on the underground too. Smile
Chris
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 11:58AM
Thanks Kate, Annette, Lillian and Chris for your comments SmileSmileSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 12:21PM
I love it - it looks like a beautifully decorated quilt.
Ann
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
16 Apr 2012 1:11PM
Even in the thumb this appeared to be an outstanding image-- the colors vibrate as they sing to each other -- the black lines pulling it all together--- a superb piece-- well seen and accomplished!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 1:29PM
Thanks Ann and Jenn SmileSmile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 1:56PM
A superb piece which you should really be proud off, I would most certainly hang it on my wall.

Regards Nathan
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
16 Apr 2012 2:06PM
Thanks for the link Helen, so well put together as per usual Wink
Geoff.
RobboB Plus
10 119 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 3:07PM
Like a Mondrian painting. Really like this
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 3:40PM
I thought you had taken up quilt making from the thumb Helen !!
Well coloured patterns.
Super shot.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
16 Apr 2012 3:49PM
It's certainly very eye-catching, Helen! Wink Wonderfully put together and presented Smile
Hope you're soon on the mend and feeling much better Smile
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 4:49PM
colourful and precise in shapes and patterns a good shot
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 5:09PM
Thanks everyone SmileSmileSmile
tony64 12 204 9 England
16 Apr 2012 5:32PM
Love this Helen, and amazingly sharp considering the images were taken out of a speeding car window.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
16 Apr 2012 5:33PM
I, for one, love it. Big time. Such a pretty and bold pattern! And so great how it came to be - from the car Smile

Take some effervescent Vitamin C if you have any. I have these 1000mg tabs but I take a quarter every few hours when I need to give my immune system a boost during a bout or something or other.

Hope you feel better soon!

A.
x
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 5:34PM
Thanks Andrew Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
16 Apr 2012 5:41PM
Count me among those who love this -- very clever, very creative and I love the colors.
=\Walter
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 5:46PM
Thanks Walter Smile
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
16 Apr 2012 6:32PM
Superb abstract, again a wonderful imagination.

Best Matt
Very eye catching image... Superb abstract work
Richsr 9 91 223 England
16 Apr 2012 7:06PM
Well worked with the patterns in this Helen.
Regards Richard
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:13PM
Thanks Matt, Michaela and Richard SmileSmileSmile
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
16 Apr 2012 7:14PM
I love this too - the patterns and the colours fascinate me.
Joan.
moiral 6 12 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 7:19PM
Very bold and effective, really like this. Hope you feel better soon. Moira
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:21PM
Thanks Joan and Moira SmileSmile
piet mondrian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
16 Apr 2012 9:10PM
Excellent Helen - I reckon you could shuffle these for another composition too.!!!!!!
Brian.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 9:15PM
Yes Piet Mondrian does come to mind Graham - and yes I may well have a re-shuffle Brian SmileSmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 9:47PM
Very clever Helen I really like it. Definitely Modrian but also perhaps Bridget Riley.
Derek
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:05PM
Looks like patchwork Helen, nice work and a colourful image.. Peter
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:29PM
Thanks Derek and Peter - now Bridget Riley I need to find out more about SmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:31PM
Although brighter and more graphic than usual, Helen, it just had to be one of yours. I love it.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:44PM
Thanks Pamela Smile
exposure Plus
12 3.9k England
16 Apr 2012 10:46PM
A lovely bright image brilliant presentation & colours Helen
Pauline.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 10:51PM
Thanks Pauline Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
17 Apr 2012 9:26PM
A fine bit ofcolourful impact Helen.

Hope you are soon well again. I too have had it , could hardly breathe on Monday but Doc gave me more antibiotics & steroids so hopefully after my stay with Paddy , she is a very good Nurse but she is in pain needs a partial knee replacement & at the moment she has bad sinus . We will look after each other xxxSmile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 7:24AM
Thanks Mavis - glad you are getting over this SmileSmile
tony64 12 204 9 England
22 Apr 2012 9:08AM
Hi Helen,

Awarding this my UA this week. It was a toss up between this and the following one you did, so I suppose really its for both of them!Grin

You are so good at these manipulations, and seeing the potential to create them in the first place. (I was only joking about the moving car!)

More power to your mouse!

Take care,

Tony
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 9:11AM
Thrilled to bits to receive your User Award Tony SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Love the idea of power to my mouse WinkWinkWink

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