final days ....

Posted by DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 18 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Danville CA ~
After a freeze in my garden, the FERN is curling into a nearly unrecognizable form of itself. Hmmmm, it seems that some people do that too, at the end of their days...

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Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i lost both of my ferns to frost last winter. they didn't come back this spring.
and in answer to your question, yes, people can shrivel up like that too. it's another good reason to eat healthily and exercise.

18 Dec 2009 5:08am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

But it will slowly transform into an Alien being..... better get some weed killer quick.

18 Dec 2009 5:38am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Oh c'est magnifique...

18 Dec 2009 7:27am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

and for your question, I'm afraid the answer is yes...

18 Dec 2009 7:28am

Ann from Walnut Creek, United States

It's hard to know what you're REALLY looking at these days, because anything can become anything and so much more. This image, especially the right corner and the top, seem like some recently discovered antiquity. A fossil, a faded piece of wallpaper, a page from a book ravaged by the elements.

18 Dec 2009 7:36am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.great.

18 Dec 2009 8:58am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Very nice! Love the treatment here--most effective. Also like the diagonal composition. My experience is that people also shrivel up a bit at the end of their lives, becoming smaller and smaller. However, just like the beauty of this dying fern, the beauty of their personality continues to shine forth.

18 Dec 2009 11:00am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A superb composition, bravo

18 Dec 2009 11:07am

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle composition !

18 Dec 2009 12:13pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful image...

18 Dec 2009 12:45pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice shot

18 Dec 2009 1:34pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning photo! Great composition Dulcie! Greetings!

18 Dec 2009 2:22pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh - - Frozen beauty for sure - Bettie Davis did, at her end ;) She was kind of charming anyway*

18 Dec 2009 4:09pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely - the processing is very effective.

18 Dec 2009 5:20pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Very beautiful. The treatment is gorgeous

18 Dec 2009 6:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture. Very nice.

18 Dec 2009 8:17pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very cool capture :)

18 Dec 2009 9:03pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Looks as if it were engraved. Unbelievable.

18 Dec 2009 9:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful softness of these "scrolls"!

18 Dec 2009 9:21pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful tones and design in this superb abstract Dulcie!

19 Dec 2009 6:03am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superb abstract Dulcie! beautiful tones!!

19 Dec 2009 7:26am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I've seen that phenomenon too... and I love to take photos of those curls. Interesting processing!

19 Dec 2009 7:37pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

fern? great! very wonderful natural abstract!

20 Dec 2009 12:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, tout en finesse.

21 Dec 2009 12:20pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

It took me a while to see what a beautifully crafted image this is. Very lovely, great post.

24 Dec 2009 4:59pm

grant from kansas city, United States

beautiful shot, and i like your description.

4 Jan 2010 1:14am

Nikon D90
1/60 second
ISO 800
90 mm (35mm equiv.)