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Abstract pool

By Mari    
Me trying my arty bit again!!

Really is best large ;0)

Tags: Reflections Specialist and abstract Stones Rockpool Landscape and travel

Voters: martin.w, katieb, ericfaragh and 214 more

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katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:15PM
Now that's fun - love it.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:16PM
Wonderful exposure, excellent colour and light, very much a Dali.
LesF 14 182 9
1 Aug 2007 8:16PM
And the arty bit really works well.

Les F
1 Aug 2007 8:20PM
Just have no words....Superb and well executed image...superb...Would deserve HC...
1 Aug 2007 8:21PM
Really nicely worked, I like it.

John Smile
User_Removed 15 51
1 Aug 2007 8:23PM
This is beautiful Mari.

CathyI 16 344 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:24PM
It works for me! Particularly love the textures and the shadows cast by the small stones across the bottom of the pool!
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
1 Aug 2007 8:29PM
Super collection of textures and shadows. Very well produced image.
Perdiccas 15 90 Holy See (Vatican City State)
1 Aug 2007 8:29PM
Lovely piece of art. great vision!
CliveA 15 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:29PM
A truly commendable image. Sublime.
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:31PM
A visual treat and a wonderful abstract.
andystark 16 9 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 8:36PM
Superb- well seen and the additional rocks work beautifully. Abstract, colourful, spot on.
jasonS 15 9 England
1 Aug 2007 8:39PM
I would have never seen a shot like this even if it bit me on the ass.
An Inspiration to all Smile
1 Aug 2007 8:47PM
Fantastic image, Mari. Well done. =)
dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 8:52PM
Beautiful colours and reflections,it would work much better without the row of pebbles.

Lucy_Locket 14 35 England
1 Aug 2007 9:03PM
Mmmm lovely..great image, love the reflections...

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Aug 2007 9:13PM
bloody brilliant, Mari!
ian walker 17 717 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 9:14PM
very nice - have an RC
Jouİo 17 56 Finland
1 Aug 2007 9:16PM
fab, Mari, just fab..........

Britman 15 1.7k England
1 Aug 2007 9:21PM
Reminds me of Australia.

Nice one.
GaryR 14 1.3k England
1 Aug 2007 9:23PM
Extremely well seen and executed. Excellent.

MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
1 Aug 2007 9:37PM
Works a treat Mari, brilliant conception, masterfully executed

Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 9:38PM
Thanks everyone,

Dven - I know it would probably work as well without the pebbles but I wanted to try something different from my ordinary landscapes, thanks for your feedback Smile

chris-p Plus
15 75 England
1 Aug 2007 9:39PM
Your arty bit works very well Smile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
1 Aug 2007 9:46PM
Excellent Mari, jurrasic park. Ron.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
1 Aug 2007 9:52PM
The sky in a rock pool is brilliant Mari . Love it to bts . xxx
User_Removed 18 39 6 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 10:45PM
Now where have I seen this mmmmmm.
OUTSTANDING ART of the quality kind.
Slipping back to my slumber now night night.
Luv Victor x
Badger 19 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 10:47PM
Excellent work, I love it. All it needs is a motivational message underneath and I can see it hung on many an office wall.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 11:39PM
Works well.
sputnki 17 10 Canada
2 Aug 2007 12:40AM
Quite like it, sort of a 3-d petroglyph!

redmist 15 11 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 2:14AM
Hi Mari...amazingly tranquil comp. The stone arrangements have evidence of Smithy's greasy paws all over it. Was this a conspiracy Smile ROTFL

Very fine art indeed. This is superb Mari beautifully crafted image, good colour and composition.

All the very best
TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
2 Aug 2007 6:31AM
There are few abstract EC's here, but this should have been one of them.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
2 Aug 2007 7:39AM
Amazing how the sea arranges these stones Lol.Beautiful colour and presentation Mari.
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 9:10AM
Thanks everyone, very pleasantly surprised that you all like this one.

The tide did leave these stones here honestly Tom lol - can't see any footprints can you?? Wink

Lol Carl, you keep Smithy out of this he was probably in a tent in Cwmorthin at the time rearranging the slate piles, all my own work this one ! Tongue

angej 16 479 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 9:21AM
Excellent mari, very different but effectiveSmile
pmaclll 15 5 Scotland
2 Aug 2007 9:27AM
simple , effective, stunning 10/10
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:06AM
the cloud reflections make it for me, nice one Smile
AndyCRevitt 14 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:23AM
Excellent, love the reflections. Andy
SamM 15 2 Germany
2 Aug 2007 11:13AM
This is simply brillliant, Mari. Wonderful!
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 11:20AM
Your landscapes are far from ORDINARY Mari
Like it a lot.
Consulo 17 840 10 Scotland
2 Aug 2007 11:35AM
This is really wonderful!

HowardA 14 231
2 Aug 2007 11:37AM
Magnificent Mari. Surprised no HC/EC gongs for you here. Saw your pic in DC magazine yesterday - congratulations!
phillips 15 69 2 Scotland
2 Aug 2007 1:09PM
Very arty farty and works extremely well.
Refreshingly original.

garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 2:19PM
love this, brilliant.

IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 2:59PM
Brilliant!!! My favourite image of the week by a long shot.
imagio 15 12 1 England
2 Aug 2007 3:05PM
It works! excellent arrangement

CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 4:27PM
Lovely detail and texture in the sand.
xinia 16 54
2 Aug 2007 5:06PM
surreal and very effective
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 5:13PM
and very art it is too...

love the whole thing.


mattberry 17 259 14 Greece
2 Aug 2007 6:03PM
scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
2 Aug 2007 6:24PM
This shot is fabulous, superbly put together, well worth and Ec.

CathyI 16 344 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 7:10PM
Have just noticed you've got an EC for this - well deserved, congratulations!
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 7:37PM
I think I should get arty more often lol - thanks Pete for the EC and everyone for your comments, much appreciated

Mari Smile Smile
HowardA 14 231
2 Aug 2007 7:37PM
And here's the gong! Well done on the EC Mari...
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 8:24PM
Excellent shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
2 Aug 2007 8:46PM
Well, you've gone and done it again Mari, is there no limit to your talent? Wink
This is brilliant, wish I'd thought of it first lol.
Very original and well worthy of the EC.
Congratulations Mari.
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 9:27PM
Well deserved EC
John_Frid 15 514 57 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:02PM
Happy to make it 100
anthhope 15 1 England
2 Aug 2007 10:08PM
stevemelvin 15 675 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:37PM
Cool. Very cool.

pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 10:49PM
Back to say well done for the EC, well deserved.
3 Aug 2007 9:06AM
BEAUTIFUL AND ORIGINAL! Congrats for the EC you really deserve it. Love this work Smile

randomrubble 17 3.1k 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 12:45PM
Good stuff.
Pearybhoy 14 47 Scotland
3 Aug 2007 1:46PM
Excellent 'arty bit' :o)
Philip_P 16 71 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 1:57PM
Fantastic picture, congrats on EC
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 2:02PM
Original and a bit zen-like...

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
3 Aug 2007 4:20PM
Beautifully captured, congrats on the EC, well deserved. Spot on! Click!!!

Just noticed the EC Mari, very well deserved. Your work has been of such consistently high quality you deserve it for that alone. Keep the standards high, you are a fine example for the Welsh countryside photographer.

neptune 18 76 England
4 Aug 2007 7:04AM
Very abstract - congrats on your EC - it's deserved.
4 Aug 2007 8:00AM
Super shot too! Well done on the EC
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
4 Aug 2007 10:58AM
By far one of the most beautiful images I've seen on site. Exceptional.

looboss 14 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2007 5:55PM
through and through !
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2007 4:42PM
Congrats on the EC Mari. Like the idea behind and presentation of this series.
geranium 16 32 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2007 7:40PM
This is one of those shots where it would be difficult to guage the scale without those pebbles at the front.

Fab colours, texture, lighting and overall concept.

What more can I say.

madusa1 14
6 Aug 2007 2:11PM
It done it for me, great pictures.
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 9:29PM
Thanks everyone for your great and very encouraging comments Smile

9 Aug 2007 6:48AM
I love this Mari. Nice texture to the whole image with the sand, rock, water and the cloud reflections forming a complementary collage.
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2007 12:08AM
Hi Mari,
What a shot and what a series,this is a totally magical image and the abstractness for me just adds to it.Congratulations on your EC award.Class work.Take care.AnnSmile
tony64 17 204 9 England
13 Aug 2007 9:19AM
One of my favourite images on EPZ! Well done!
brian13 17 218
13 Aug 2007 2:51PM
Now that's a bit good Mari.
Well done.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 8:33AM
Love everything about this one too.......brilliant series, a treat to look at. You should be very proud indeed.

Congrats on another richly deserved EC too.

Al Smile
justin c 17 5.1k 36 England
16 Aug 2007 10:38AM

tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2007 11:13PM
It has all been said above. Simply stunning!!!!!
18 Aug 2007 8:49PM
Just so beautiful.
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
19 Aug 2007 7:02PM
Almost as good as the POTW one and that's high praise!! Excellent work

GeoffP 16 130 Portugal
20 Aug 2007 9:46PM
Hello Mari

One of most artistic images I seen for a good while - would make me thousands of £ $ Euros... if it were in my files - great idea which will indoubtedly be copied though not by me... Just take it as a compliment (-:

Kind Regards

Geoff Simpson
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2007 9:26AM
Thanks again everyone

And I do Geoff, thanks, means a lot

Mari Smile
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
21 Sep 2007 5:22PM
Marvellous work Mari!
Congrats on your Epson win too Smile

Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 5:09PM
Thanks Pete

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2007 11:18PM
Just seen this in the DSLR User newsletter, saw the name and wondered if it may be you. Fantastic image and congrats on winning Septembers Readers' Pictures.

deio 14 21
29 Sep 2007 10:59PM
I love this photo, i remember goggz telling me about it a few weeks ago, great Mari.
willf1 17 51
9 Oct 2007 2:29PM
A lovely 'arty' image. The reflection of the sky is the final piece of the jigsaw for me.

UBOAT 14 41 Scotland
7 Nov 2007 6:32PM
Great shot,nice colour it looks scary

13 Dec 2007 10:56PM
Cant believe i havnt voted on this even after I told you how wonderful it was at the N irish meet!!

jstock 13 2 Scotland
3 Jan 2008 12:42AM
Very refreshing piece of work. Everything about it fits together and just works. I think this is really, really original, which counts for a lot. Jealous of you!
Cheers, Jon
FredF 14 1 France
28 Oct 2008 10:46AM
First class image,sharp and clear. excellent.

irone 16 4
14 Dec 2008 1:19AM
lovely composition, you're master of it. editor choice .... you deserved.

Super image Mari, but more than that thank you for the inspiration.
mitchy81 12 1 18 England
1 Aug 2009 11:32PM
This series is great! The rest of your Gallery looks great too....will be back soon to view more!
DaisyD50 14 3
28 May 2011 9:59AM
This is an amazing photot.

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