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I probably should have kept this for Valentine's Day but when a shower of
petals fell from some roses which I bought earlier in the week I decided I
would put them to use before throwing them out.
It's a bit of a cliche really, implying memories of a lost love when in fact
the letter was one my mother wrote me when I was at Irish college
one summer but I thought the pink envelope suited the mood.
'Romance' is a piece of classical guitar music which my husband used to
play when we first met, in the days before I realised that he really prefers
squealing blues solos.
So, the message, I guess, is that things aren't always as they seem.

Nikon D90
1/80s f/11.0 at 50.0mm iso250 full exif

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slhoornstra10-Feb-2010 04:45
Really beautifully arranged, shot from the heart!! V
lisamidi02-Feb-2010 14:25
I love this image and the fantasy it provokes... it's a great tribute to imagination! v
Available Light Images01-Feb-2010 23:46
It's only a cliche if we're tired of it, and I'm not, so it isn't (for me anyways) delicate and lovely, and a fond reminder of what an envelope looks like.... :-)
LynnH01-Feb-2010 15:36
Very romantic mood in this photo. The soft pinks are perfect and your presentation is very well done! V
larose forest photos01-Feb-2010 04:10
Outstanding, Mairead! YOu have a great way with putting words together with photos. Really enjoy this gallery of yours. V
Neal Nye31-Jan-2010 12:20
What a wonderful assemblage of items to create a focused statement. An excellent presentation!
Kevin Chester31-Jan-2010 11:32
Very artistic, this would have been a superb shot for the 14th
Blandine Mangin31-Jan-2010 08:32
very beautiful compo ! v
Alan K31-Jan-2010 08:29
Oh dear, I wish I hadn't looked at this one or at least not read the last line of the commentary. 8^> Nonetheless I love the way you've used the light here.
January Grey31-Jan-2010 06:27
Nothing wrong with smoke & mirrors! This is so beautiful, Mairead. You've created a very special mood. Lovely light, too! V~
Jason Anderson31-Jan-2010 04:29
Many times we prefer the illusion even knowing that's what it is.
In any event, the light on the rose petals is very nice.
Nora van Beek31-Jan-2010 02:17
A really well staged and thought out image, Mairead. Very beautiful and romantic! ~V~
lou_rozensteins31-Jan-2010 01:51
Wonderful result, however all of those objects got there! The light and details are great. Well done.
pkocinski31-Jan-2010 01:32
Lovely image... really sets a great mood :-)
Carol Breton31-Jan-2010 01:03
I love your story Mairead. Wonderfully done! ~
Cathryn Gallacher30-Jan-2010 23:05
Mary Terry30-Jan-2010 23:04
Beautiful composition! V
bill friedlander30-Jan-2010 22:26
We can put aside reality and enjoy the fantasy the image provokes. V
heather30-Jan-2010 22:23
Beautiful image! V
Stephanie30-Jan-2010 22:14
Sooooo romantic and elegant. V
Phillip Normanton30-Jan-2010 21:07
Ah, but things are also what you make them... :o)
Máire Uí Mhaicín30-Jan-2010 20:25
Secrets of earlier years?
Colin Storey30-Jan-2010 20:06
Wonderful image, lovley ligh, shadows and details. v
Johnny JAG30-Jan-2010 19:55
Lovely image.
Betty Vlasiu30-Jan-2010 19:45
Wow awesome! v
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)30-Jan-2010 19:34
Great captures,V+
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