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Serendipity - for Moira

By helenlinda
Serendipity is when one finds something that one was not expecting to find. In the simplest of words, it means a "happy accident"

It is one of Moira's favourite words, and she comes to mind whenever I read it Smile

So what was I not expecting to find?
The light attracted me to the barbed wire, which I have photographed before but I was not anticipating such beautiful shadows.

Enjoy - they gave me much pleasure and I hope you find them beautiful too.

Thanks for looking

Helen

Tags: Specialist and abstract Barbed wire Stirchley May 2011

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Comments


29 May 2011 9:24AM
Well spotted. A good idea.

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1553 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:30AM
Serendipity means not just the knack for finding happy accidents, you also need to be able to recognise their worth...
Thanks for this, it's beautiful - twisting, dancing shadows behind the evil spikes, shadows with a life of their own.
Moira
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:37AM
Thanks Paul and Moira - glad you like it Moira and I've linked the definition to its source now - and I agree, valuing what you find is another story Smile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 10:32AM
brilliant light and shadows helen love the title a real cracker nice one Wink
andy
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 10:39AM
Thanks Andy
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 11:13AM
How lovely - well seen. I love the shadows and textures.
Ann
29 May 2011 11:47AM
Well spotted Helen, nice shadows indeed, makes the spikes look fearsome.. Peter
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
29 May 2011 11:50AM
Some beautiful new work Helen!
Rende
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 12:01PM
Thanks Ann, Malc, Peter and Rende
gary_d Plus
9 576 13 Wales
29 May 2011 12:05PM
Happy accidents seems to sum up my photography with a lot of luck thrown in, this is well spotted rather than an accident I think. - gary
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 12:09PM
Thanks Gary Smile
29 May 2011 12:22PM
A fine composition using the barbed wire and the shadows, with a much darker emotional feel than your last few uploads. Excellent and well seen. A
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 12:24PM
Thanks Arthur. For me barbed wire evokes very dark and disturbing feelings - so it was good to find some beauty along with the beast
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 May 2011 12:25PM
shadows and green mold! love it!

Serendipity-- one of those too big for m words........ LOL!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 12:33PM
Thanks Jenn Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1862 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 1:04PM
It gave me an ominous feeling at first, barbed wire is such a nasty was of erecting a barrier, but great for photography. The shadows look like spiders and leggy insects. I love moments of serendipity, but hate it when I realise there was far more potential than I managed to capture at the time, and that time has gone.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
29 May 2011 1:09PM
You certainly have the knack of making an ordinary subject look interesting and attractive, Helen Wink Love the tones and textures in the wood behind and the shadows. Excellent work Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 1:39PM
Thanks Pamela and Trev
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
29 May 2011 2:10PM
The shadows are so much more interesting than the real thing. A lovely find Helen and so nice you thought to capture it..........Sandy
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 2:21PM
shadows is not something I have considered when taking piccies but I can see what you mean, they do make a fine picture
29 May 2011 3:23PM
Indeed Helen the shadows make the shot and of course the great texture you have retained in the wood click GrinGrin
29 May 2011 3:34PM
superb capture
Tammy
29 May 2011 4:11PM
Excellent capture Helen, nice bold shadows against nice textured wood.
Shell
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
29 May 2011 4:43PM
Fascinating shadows, Helen. I am afraid my first thought was of concentration camps - there have been some very powerful photos recently of those and barbed wire always looks so menacing.
Christina
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 5:00PM
Thanks Sandy, Ann, Graham, Tammy, Shell and Christina


Quote: I am afraid my first thought was of concentration camps - there have been some very powerful photos recently of those and barbed wire always looks so menacing.
Christina



I have to say that barbed wire does not have good associations for me either Christina
tony64 Plus
12 204 9 England
29 May 2011 5:19PM
Hi Helen, this is a strong image for me and very creative. I think its what we photographers do so well in seeing an image. I love the bg colours and of course those amazing shadows. Well done and have my UA for the week.Smile
Tony
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
29 May 2011 6:10PM
A good use of shadows and textures

Peter
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 6:15PM
Thanks Tony and Peter for your comments
.........and many thanks to Tony for his User Award - much appreciated Smile Smile
Great capture, shadows and textures.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 7:03PM
Thanks Christine
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
29 May 2011 7:10PM
A convoluted dance of shadows and sharps.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 May 2011 7:47PM
I'm a sucker for shadows and you've got some good ones here, Helen. Good find Smile

Andrew
29 May 2011 8:13PM
the wooden background really gives this image real depth,cracking shot
Serendipity alone doesn't produce these great shots Helen, you have know when you've found it, great image.
Adrian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 May 2011 8:54PM
Another fine observation Helen - great shadows against the texture of the bg.
Brian.
29 May 2011 9:13PM
You find such wonderful things in shots. Moira
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 10:17PM
Many thanks Joline, Andrew, Dave, Adria, Brian and Moira
PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
30 May 2011 12:59AM
Oh, Helen, we can always count on you to come up with something very striking and different! This one is no exception! Excellent capture!


Cheers

Phil
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 1:00AM
Thanks Phil
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 10:13PM
Just been notified of a Mark's User Award - many thanks Mark - I'm delighted to receive it Smile Smile
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 43 United States
31 May 2011 6:50PM
Well observed shadow-play.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 8:00PM
Thanks Anne

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