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So be it !!

By Niknut
I had another attempt at flower arranging, with the left-overs of my wifes Christmas roses....but failed miserably when all
the petals fell off each time I picked one up !!! I left them as they were, & took the shot anyway......with a bit of added
texture to 'age' them a bit more......................

Many thanks to everyone for the terrific response to 'Derwent Morning'........I'm pleased you liked it !!!.Smile

Tags: Roses Flowers and plants Still-life

Voters: darrenwilson41, CarolG, debu and 131 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2013 11:35AM
Beautiful SmileSmileSmile Carol

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debu 8 India
19 Jan 2013 11:37AM
Nicely presented.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Jan 2013 11:38AM
Amazing..............beautifully presented............GrinGrinGrinGrin
slide71 7 1 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 11:42AM
gorgeous comp and colours, like it a lotGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:48AM
The fallen flowers go toward making the picture, great still life shot has to be a winner in my book
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 11:51AM
A great Still Life Keith, one which has been wonderfully crafted, superbly processed and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 11:57AM
Superb work! Reminds me somewhat of paintings by Vernon Ward.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 12:03PM
Very well processed and presented, Keith: love the low key lighting and the aged effect achieved.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:09PM
Nicely done Keith.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:12PM
Beautifully composed and processed.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:18PM
Your texture has made a wonderful image
into a masterpiece!
19 Jan 2013 12:21PM
That's a brilliant image. Subject and pp work together so well.
19 Jan 2013 12:22PM
Beautiful work Keith..Lin
19 Jan 2013 12:27PM
Aye we all go the same way Keith, you can photograph me when I get to that state, but it'll be a while hopefully.

Your still-life works is always beautifully done.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 12:27PM
Time waits for no one !!! This is a cracking bit of photography well recovered and processedGrin

19 Jan 2013 12:34PM
well processed and captured Keith their propensity to self arrange/scatter has worked well good stuff

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 12:34PM
Beautiful painting by an old master that you photographed Keith !! Stunning work !!
Franko59 6 3 2 England
19 Jan 2013 12:40PM
Superb "Old Master Effect" love it! Have an award,,,,regards IanSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Jan 2013 12:50PM
You've created a beautiful old time still life here. .......Sandy
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Jan 2013 1:01PM
Love the arrangement and the texture
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Jan 2013 1:09PM
Stunning still life Keith.


strokebloke 9 493 17 England
19 Jan 2013 1:24PM
Very 'Victorian' Keith.
It works splendidly.

Those roses are serving you very well.
Your dear wife must be proud of you Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:30PM
The texture gives just the right feel to the arrangement
and you couldn't have placed the fallen leaves better.
The choice of jug is perfect also.
Jellyfire 6 41 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:41PM
The fallen petals really add to it, the lighting makes it look like a Rembrandt!
jackyp 7 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 1:42PM
Stunning still-life Grin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jan 2013 2:38PM
Beautiful processing!
19 Jan 2013 3:19PM
An excellent composition, Keith and so well processed!

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jan 2013 3:33PM
Perfect texture and processing for the subject, Keith.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:36PM
A very successful image, like it.

19 Jan 2013 3:56PM

Quote:The fallen flowers go toward making the picture, great still life shot has to be a winner in my book

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:00PM
The added texture makes this one special
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:01PM
I like this very much. There is a Victorian feeling to the image.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:07PM
Ooo...many thanks Lin & Ian for the UA''re very kind !!

Dougie....I hope you haven't got bits dropping off ?, like these roses !!....mind you there's a chance of that if
you're wearing a kilt in these temperatures ??????.Grin
Tibetan 6 3 England
19 Jan 2013 4:34PM
Another Brilliant still life shot, well worked to perfection, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Herge88 11 40 4 England
19 Jan 2013 4:51PM
A superb bit of processing for this image, like a lot.

Best Matt
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:06PM
Very well done Keith
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:14PM
Fantastic image, Keith, quite superb, well thought out and put together, great processing skills as well.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmile. Your portfolio is excellent by the way.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:17PM
Lasted since Christmas didnt they do well!! I got some Tesco and they died Boxing DayTongueTongueWinkWink Lovely shot Keith.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:37PM
Get it on the lounge wall ASAPWink

19 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Beautifully done.
kazza12 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 6:44PM
stunning SmileSmile karen
19 Jan 2013 8:16PM
Beautiful image in every respect

mlseawell 8 1 United States
19 Jan 2013 9:31PM
Nailed that one didn' t you mate? Wink

Well done! I really like it!

20 Jan 2013 1:42AM
An excellent and most charming still-life.

Humblebee 6 1 England
20 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Wow Keith that is an exceptional image, love everything about it ... Carol
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jan 2013 12:28PM
Very well set up, shot and processed, Keith! You've made the 'leftovers' look very fetching Smile

Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 12:33PM
A well presented still life
20 Jan 2013 1:04PM
You've done a lovely job! I think the dead flowers work better than fresh ones would have!
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 1:15PM
All the better for the falen petals!!

20 Jan 2013 4:15PM
This is top draw love it
Excellent arrangement and so well captured and processed.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jan 2013 6:32PM
Beautifully done!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:48PM
beautifully done!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Carol...many thanks for your UA, well appreciated !!.Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jan 2013 10:59PM
A classic still life like an old master, wonderful and artistic
21 Jan 2013 3:07AM
Love Love Love it!!! So beautifully done! SmileSmile
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 3:55PM
Another cracking composition superbly processed.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 4:20PM
Annette....thankyou for your UA !!'re very kind !.Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
21 Jan 2013 5:32PM
A winner all the way....
Wendyp 5 England
21 Jan 2013 5:46PM
This is the sort of picture that I would hang on my wall. Superb still photo and stunning detail. Smile

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
21 Jan 2013 6:23PM
a superb piece here, Keith ..
rogerdoger 7 16
21 Jan 2013 6:56PM
Great piece of work. Love the olden time effect.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:33PM
Wow, this is excellent! Just like an old oil painting - I love it!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
21 Jan 2013 8:15PM
It's a fine piece - excellent work.
Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 8:54PM
What a great creative image. Superb.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:53PM
Excellent presentation and great processing. You are the master at these type of images!Grin
Tobytoes 5 3 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 7:38PM
This is absolutely superb, well done
Sianp 10 7 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:40PM
Wonderful piece, so warm and inviting. Love your use of textures.
Unit8 8 2 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 11:56AM
What an absolutely stunning piece of work. It is so beautifully done and spans thr bridge between photography and art perfectly. I am in awe sir.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Mar 2013 11:41PM
A real work of art, you've really excelled yourself here
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
7 Apr 2013 6:58PM
This is super.
A photo to an artwork.
Congrats on all the votes and deserved awards.

silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:45PM
Super still life which has nice composition. Very nice work. James Grin

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