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Ice cold yellow hot poker

By helenlinda
Firstly many thanks for C&C on yesterday's upload, and particular thanks to Moira and Keith for their User Awards, which are much appreciated.
Today I am uploading a yellow hot poker, which I had never seen before I visited the gardens in Kings Heath Park. [The gardens will be open again this coming Sunday from 1.30- 4.30 and are really worth a visit - and unless it is pouring with rain I will be there camera at the ready]
I've combined the flower with several layers of ice on a frozen puddle - hence the title.
..............why?
Well why not - I felt the shapes and colours complimented each other well.
It may seem random what I use as layers but I try dozens before I am happy with the result, and I hope this speaks for itself
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Digital art

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Comments


mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 11:37PM
Certainly got the icy look Helen !!
An effective working.
Mick.

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helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:38PM
Thanks Mick Smile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
11 Sep 2012 11:39PM
what a fine conversion of what Chris calls a pineapple plant!
Pineapple ice sounds really good, sorbet I mean.
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:44PM
Thanks Annette - I've never heard them called that before, but I did get to photograph a Pineapple Lily that my uncle had in his garden SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 12:26AM
A contradiction in hot & cold!
The cold feel definitely dominates though.
A most unique blend.
KateGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
12 Sep 2012 1:24AM
This works well-- and speaks of ice and icy weather---- WE have a patch of these in the nether parts of our garden (no one wants to tend them)
12 Sep 2012 4:22AM
Like it's under water. A lovely artistic image Helen........Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
12 Sep 2012 6:06AM
I prefer the yellow pokers to the red ones, Helen, and I love what you have done with this. Carol
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
12 Sep 2012 7:04AM
Different and interesting Helen.

Ken
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
12 Sep 2012 7:41AM
A rather pleasing image using a combination of abstracts.

Albert
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:42AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
Ray42 8 3 England
12 Sep 2012 7:49AM
Creative and interesting - excellent work
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:53AM
Thanks Ray Smile
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:05AM
Stunningly beautiful, a piece to be proud of.

Nathan
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:07AM
Thanks Nathan Smile
GREAT AS ALWAYS
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:52AM
Fine work Helen very effective
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:57AM
Your experiments and patience have paid off with an excellent image, Helen.

ray
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:01AM
Thanks William, Ann and Ray SmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:28AM
Corrr, that is a beauty well captured and the presentation
Helen as usual is outstanding
Lillian
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:45AM
Thanks Lillian Smile
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
12 Sep 2012 10:32AM
An interesting image Helen and yet it is one I am not entirely hooked on. I think it is because I cannot get my head around the textured background,however I.m sure you didn't produce this image just to please me.
It is nice when others like it but most of the time we do images to lease ourselves and to hell with the views of a miserable old fuddy duddy.
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:40AM
I wouldn't call you a fuddy duddy - plain speaking maybe Dan WinkWinkWink
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
12 Sep 2012 11:23AM
Fantastic and lovely work indeed,very well done,
saeid
12 Sep 2012 11:43AM
why not indeed like the result

Graham
RobinF 9 83 1 England
12 Sep 2012 11:53AM
Superb work, really stunning image Helen!
kind regards,
Robin
CaroleS Plus
6 415 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 12:41PM
Love the texture, the colours tone so well, definitely a cool 'hot' poker!
Carole
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 12:58PM
Many thanks for your comments SmileSmile
A special thank you to Robin for his User Award SmileSmileSmile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Sep 2012 1:25PM
You've given this one the 'oxymoronic' treatment, Linda. The ice layer gives more of a petrified feel to me. Very effective.

Dave
12 Sep 2012 2:01PM
Wonderful concept Helen, excellent image.
Tony
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 2:14PM
Thanks Dave and Tony SmileSmile
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Sep 2012 2:17PM
Very nice like that plenty of detail in those little florets, and a good title and colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 2:55PM
Thanks Leon Smile
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 4:59PM
Cracking shot !!!....VERY effective bit of creativity, certainly 'twists' the brains' perception of what 'should-be' !!!...clever stuff !!

Must admit I've never seen a Yellow one before !!.Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 5:35PM
Thanks Keith Smile
jdinne 13 16 England
12 Sep 2012 6:49PM
It certainly is effective Helen, its a wonderful capture.

John
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 6:51PM
Thanks John Smile
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 11:56PM
Excellent image Helen. Well done
Jim
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 11:57PM
Thanks Jim Smile

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