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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.


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

Voters: ambrosej9, conrad, MickyMc and 109 more

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conrad 17 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!
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Makes a very attractive picture
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
19 Aug 2008 2:01PM
An excellent composition, Pamela, very well thought out. Carol
Cormy 13 3 England
19 Aug 2008 2:08PM
This one certainly works.Superb presentation.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Aug 2008 2:11PM
A beautful image and presentation, of the best flower images I've ever seen. Stunning colours and quality.
TrevB Smile
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 2:21PM
Super work. Lovely colours - pretty!
Marilyn x
bombebit 13 22 Denmark
19 Aug 2008 2:38PM
you are very creative... well done..
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
19 Aug 2008 2:42PM
What a beautiful composition, such great work.
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 2:48PM
Lovely well presented !!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
19 Aug 2008 3:09PM
Lovely tones and presentation

mikbee 14 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.
dianah 14 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.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2434 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:04PM
One of your best flower manipulations, love the hot/cold balance.
franfoto 13 2 32 England
19 Aug 2008 4:08PM
This is really creative work Pamela and the background suits it so well.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:20PM
You are all very kind !
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:24PM
Fine depth of colour to this Pamela, with a lovely finishing glow.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
19 Aug 2008 4:37PM
Oh this IS amazing!
User_Removed 13 78 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:03PM
Excellent work Pamela

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
19 Aug 2008 5:15PM
nicely presented ;
like the tones here...
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
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 13 1 England
19 Aug 2008 5:29PM
Just beautiful.
Well done.
Ingleman 14 9 4
19 Aug 2008 5:39PM
Utterly gorgeous, great idea and beautiful presentation. Andy I
viscostatic 15 50 11 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.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Aug 2008 6:12PM
Great play of colors here, Good eyes and use of this material!
19 Aug 2008 6:22PM
fantastic capture, like this a lot
KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 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
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 7:02PM
I am really grateful to you for all your feedback.
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 7:32PM
wow, love the background, superb colours.. love it
whiteswan01 13 13 England
19 Aug 2008 7:48PM
beautiful compilments flowers nicely#
RachelMB 15 42 10 England
19 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Looks very nice all together Smile I like the colours.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 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.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 9:01PM
What fabulous creativity this is.

Love it.

19 Aug 2008 9:20PM
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
19 Aug 2008 10:12PM
Beautiful effect
imander 14 388 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
imander 14 388 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
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
20 Aug 2008 12:03AM
Wonderful colours in this; makes a beautiful image. I love labradorite too.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
20 Aug 2008 1:05AM
A very colourful presentation.
GlenD 14 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
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 7:48AM
very very nice indeed Pamela

Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
20 Aug 2008 10:07AM
A beautifully constructed image.

Best Matt
BBB 13 2 England
20 Aug 2008 12:59PM
Certainly works for me, a brilliant composition.
20 Aug 2008 1:36PM
Stunning piece of creativity, well done.
piccy 15 8 Wales
20 Aug 2008 7:21PM
That rock makes a stunning background, very nice image,
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
20 Aug 2008 7:30PM
Beautiful. - gary
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Thanks folks, nice of you to pop in.
JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:12PM
Even though i like your work, this to me is your best yet, Love it.
Pegon 16 78 1 England
20 Aug 2008 9:59PM
WOW!! this is a beauty Pamela. Gorgeous colours. I love the treatment you've given this.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 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
Art2105 14 26 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 8:27AM
Superb composition and colour. Well worth many votes and comment.

CrownJoolz 14 7 United Kingdom
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
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 10:12PM
Wow, such lovely comments, thanks to you all.
21 Aug 2008 11:40PM
An absolutely stunning shot!

21 Aug 2008 11:54PM
Simply stunning shot, well captured
22 Aug 2008 9:08AM
Beautiful, love the mixture of colours and textures.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 12:43PM
Thankyou, John, for favouring my picture with your User Award.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
22 Aug 2008 7:23PM
Outstanding work here Pam.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:39PM
Thanks Christine, Geoff and Kevin.
photophantom 13 108 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.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
25 Aug 2008 8:10PM
this is very effective, i can see why its so popular, well done
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
27 Aug 2008 9:41PM
Brilliant everything Pamela
Well taken and presented
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 1:51PM
Thankyou Dennis, John, Edmund, Val, Helen, Nicky, Lesley, Bernie, George and Peter.
evelen 16 5 England
29 Aug 2008 6:32PM
lovel the presentation of the flowere shots great work.
KKmoments 15 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
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 12:22AM
Thankyou Phil, Evelyn, Bev, Yung and Karen.
samsalt 12 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.

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
28 Sep 2008 12:37PM
Very beautifully done.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 3:11PM
Thankyou Sam, Nick, Patricia and Keith.
DannyJ 14 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 12 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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