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Forget- me-not


Forget- me-not
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-26
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-06 11:23
Viewed: 965
Points: 10
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During the month of May, Plymouth City Council gave the charity that is St.Luke's Hospice the use of a garden on Plymouth's Hoe.
The forget-me-not flowers were made by the same team who had created the poppies that were displayed at the Tower Of London last year.
This team from the Theatre Royal TR2 workshops made 1000 flowers.People were invited to purchase a flower to symbolise and celebrate the life of a loved one.

They were an impressive sight,but I decided to share a closer view of the flowers with you.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
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Hello Jean,

Now here's a funny thing. What with all the problems we've all been having with the TE website - "viewed" counters not working and all that - I've no longer been receiving emails when I either receive a critique or a favourite member of mine (such as you) posts a picture on TE. But, curiously enough, I'm now starting to receive email notification of my favourite members' posts on TL - I've not received them for quite a while! I wonder what on Earth is going on or if these sites will ever be fixed?

So, duly notified of this delightful posting of yours, I'd better have a proper gander at it and write a critique. And at the same time apologise to anyone here on TL who might remember me too - sadly, I think it must be at least three years since I was at all active here! :o(

When I first saw your thumbnail of this picture I thought this might have been real Forget-me-nots but now, having looked at the full size image and read your note, I see that these are rather lovely ceramic ones - just like the poppies that were at the Tower of London - I bought one of those and it sits in a tall vase downstairs and reminds me of my great uncle Alfred (whom, despite my advancing years I never knew) who perished at the Somme in August, 1916.

Your photograph does indeed show an impressive sight and I'm sure it also must be lovely to marvel at the sight of the full thousand of these lovely ceramic flowers. A fine close shot, well composed and with lovely light and fine vibrant colours too. And excellent details and sharpness throughout.

Lovely!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. Perhaps I should get back again to TL - what do you think? Do you have more fun here or on TE?

Hello Jean I always have trouble taking shots of flowers in flower beds. They nearly always show part of the grass. I attempted a workshop to try and exclude the grass and concentrate on the blue and the purple which contrast so beautifully. In Canada I have seen people with wooden flowers in their gardens. We have especially harsh winters and I can now understand the reason for wooden flowers but these ceramic ones are quite lovely
regards
David

Hi Jean,
It is a interesting scene as the blue flowers make a triangle shape and the seemingly sergeant major in the bottom corner.Nice contrasts and sharpness.
erwin..

Bom dia Jean,
Really we can not forget this picture...
Good catch in diagonal and a quality that allows us to distinguish the soil texture and the play of bright light and deep shadows.
I would have cloned flower isolated at the bottom of the photo. But this is a matter of personal taste.

Jean

I love so much Forget-me-not, they are so cute flowers, they are umbrellas for a small world.
I like this strong sunlight and the vivid colors.
Interesting pov.

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