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On Stony Ground

By pamelajean
Continuing my experimentation with new backgrounds for flowers.

I personally love the way this blends together, but await your valued opinions.

The background for the rose and clematis is labradorite. This fascinating mineral, though mainly grey, displays a colourful glowing shiller from lamellor intergrowths inside the crystal when viewed from certain positions and when light is supplied from certain angles. The labradorescence or iridescence (play of colours) is a truly unique mineralogical experience.

Pamela.

Tags: Clematis Rose Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Hants Hayling-island Labradorite

Voters: ambrosej9, conrad, MickyMc and 109 more

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Comments


conrad 12 10.9k 116
19 Aug 2008 1:42PM
Wonderful piece of stone you've got there (and beautiful flowers, of course), and it does make a great background. I like it!

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MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Makes a very attractive picture
Mavis
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
19 Aug 2008 2:01PM
An excellent composition, Pamela, very well thought out. Carol
Cormy 9 3 England
19 Aug 2008 2:08PM
This one certainly works.Superb presentation.
Cheers
Alan
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Aug 2008 2:11PM
A beautful image and presentation, Pamela...one of the best flower images I've ever seen. Stunning colours and quality.
TrevB Smile
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 2:21PM
Super work. Lovely colours - pretty!
Marilyn x
bombebit 8 22 Denmark
19 Aug 2008 2:38PM
you are very creative... well done..
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
19 Aug 2008 2:42PM
What a beautiful composition, such great work.
Bob
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 2:48PM
Lovely well presented !!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
19 Aug 2008 3:09PM
Lovely tones and presentation

Peter
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Aug 2008 3:37PM
Labradorite is a new one on me Pamela.Worth a pic alone here !!!
Certainly makes for a super BG.Glorious colours and textures here.
Good one.
Mick.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 3:47PM
You are venturing down new paths Pamela and they are so very imaginative. I love this composition. Wonderful colours, textures and detail.
Di
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:04PM
One of your best flower manipulations, love the hot/cold balance.
Moira
franfoto 9 2 32 England
19 Aug 2008 4:08PM
This is really creative work Pamela and the background suits it so well.
Fran
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:20PM
You are all very kind !
davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:24PM
Fine depth of colour to this Pamela, with a lovely finishing glow.
Dave
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
19 Aug 2008 4:37PM
Oh this IS amazing!
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:03PM
Excellent work Pamela

Dave
19 Aug 2008 5:15PM
nicely presented ;
like the tones here...
19 Aug 2008 5:21PM
Magical image the colours are beautiful and the details are amazing. The work you have put into this is wonderful.
mrsvee 8 1 England
19 Aug 2008 5:29PM
Just beautiful.
Well done.
Vee.
Ingleman 9 9 4
19 Aug 2008 5:39PM
Utterly gorgeous, great idea and beautiful presentation. Andy I
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:58PM
The colours of the rock complement the colours of the flowers very well Pamela. I particularly like the reds and greens of the flowers in the upper part of the frame. Great to see something new on EPZ when it works as well as this.

Phil.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Aug 2008 6:12PM
Great play of colors here, Good eyes and use of this material!
jennn
fantastic capture, like this a lot
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
19 Aug 2008 6:25PM
I don't often click flowers, but I really do love this one! The background is so very pretty and really sets the stage for the beautiful flowers. Good work!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 7:02PM
I am really grateful to you for all your feedback.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 7:32PM
wow, love the background, superb colours.. love it
bunSmile
19 Aug 2008 7:48PM
beautiful compilments flowers nicely#
Dawn
RachelMB 10 42 10 England
19 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Looks very nice all together Smile I like the colours.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 Aug 2008 8:49PM
Very effective b/ground to display the flowers Pamela - love the mineralogical experience Smile I don't think you need the rosebud in this though.
Brian.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 9:01PM
What fabulous creativity this is.

Love it.

John.
EXCEPTIONAL......................SUPERB
19 Aug 2008 10:12PM
Beautiful effect
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 11:41PM
really like this, the wood works so well with the flowers as they are both natural and the colours are so pleasing
ian
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 11:42PM
whoops should of read your description first, although it does look like a plank of wood Smile
ian
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Aug 2008 12:03AM
Wonderful colours in this; makes a beautiful image. I love labradorite too.
Rende
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
20 Aug 2008 1:05AM
A very colourful presentation.
Brian
GlenD 9 United States
20 Aug 2008 7:11AM
A blooming beautiful image! how's Pamela? boy have I missed some of your stuff huh!! Hitting the sack but will be back Smile
Hope your well
Glen
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 7:48AM
very very nice indeed Pamela

marc
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
20 Aug 2008 10:07AM
A beautifully constructed image.

Best Matt
BBB 8 2 England
20 Aug 2008 12:59PM
Certainly works for me, a brilliant composition.
Wilf
20 Aug 2008 1:36PM
Stunning piece of creativity, well done.
Christine
piccy 10 8 Wales
20 Aug 2008 7:21PM
That rock makes a stunning background, very nice image,
Freda
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
20 Aug 2008 7:30PM
Beautiful. - gary
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Thanks folks, nice of you to pop in.
JONTHELENS 9 34 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:12PM
Even though i like your work, this to me is your best yet, Love it.
Pegon 11 78 1 England
20 Aug 2008 9:59PM
WOW!! this is a beauty Pamela. Gorgeous colours. I love the treatment you've given this.
Pete.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 7:49AM
Its has an amazing effect Pamela.
It looks as if you have been blending layers
Beautiful image
Helen
21 Aug 2008 8:27AM
Superb composition and colour. Well worth many votes and comment.

Art
21 Aug 2008 4:23PM
This is stunning and has opened my eyes to a new way of presenting images - a beautiful piece of art that I'm adding to my favourites.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 10:12PM
Wow, such lovely comments, thanks to you all.
21 Aug 2008 11:40PM
An absolutely stunning shot!

John
21 Aug 2008 11:54PM
Simply stunning shot, well captured
Andy
22 Aug 2008 9:08AM
Beautiful, love the mixture of colours and textures.
Sylvia
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 12:43PM
Thankyou, John, for favouring my picture with your User Award.
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
22 Aug 2008 7:23PM
Outstanding work here Pam.
Geoff.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:39PM
Thanks Christine, Geoff and Kevin.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
23 Aug 2008 1:01AM
You started a new trend of BG for flowers Pamela. You deserve more awards from readers and this site mgnt.
Dennis
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
25 Aug 2008 8:10PM
this is very effective, i can see why its so popular, well done
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
27 Aug 2008 9:41PM
Brilliant everything Pamela
Well taken and presented
Cheers
GR
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 1:51PM
Thankyou Dennis, John, Edmund, Val, Helen, Nicky, Lesley, Bernie, George and Peter.
evelen 11 5 England
29 Aug 2008 6:32PM
lovel the presentation of the flowere shots great work.
eve.
KKmoments 10 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 11:08PM
Perfect background.... would be worthy of an 'abstract upload' on its own.... with the flowers placed 'just right' it blends and tones beautifully.. I'm enjoying your experiments... Smile
Karen
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 12:22AM
Thankyou Phil, Evelyn, Bev, Yung and Karen.
samsalt 8 24 1 England
6 Sep 2008 1:09AM
Another masterpiece in floral composition and I refuse to even try to modify it as there would be no point.

Sam
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 337 England
28 Sep 2008 12:37PM
Very beautifully done.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 3:11PM
Thankyou Sam, Nick, Patricia and Keith.
DannyJ 9 United States
7 Oct 2008 4:28AM
This is amazing pamela! I don't know how you do it. The colors are so vivid and eye-catching. Way to go.. and thanks for the comment on my picture, it means a lot!
colym 8 2 Wales
23 Dec 2008 4:24PM
The way you have arranged , framed and presented the image is in my opinion absolutely superb also the colour mix is just about spot on I Really do love this one and it is giving me another prod at trying the use of different backgrounds myself.Thank you for sharing it with us

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