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Sunday, 20 December 2009

This week's IAE team's challenge word was "hidden". I love this theme! Hidden, mysterious things and secrets really capture my imagination! I did start playing about with some work about "secrets" which basically involved feathers and keys and things under tissue paper. But ... well, you know the story, it's 4 days til Christmas, shopping, wrapping, visiting blah blah blah etc etc ... and I haven't had the time to develop that idea further as yet.
So, I was going to leave the challenge for this week, but then when I looked out at my garden this morning and saw how beautiful it looked hidden under a carpet of snow, well, that was my submission sorted! I may well do some more work based on this theme, once the last-minute Christmas rush has passed and I can (fingers crossed) enjoy some post-Christmas peace and tranquility! Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year!

13 comments:

  1. I love how the hydrangea bloom takes on a new level of beauty layered with this veil of snow- beautiful!

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  2. what beautiful photographs you take angie! do i see a "hidden" talent in my sweet friend? i love the "hidden" berries ... it's so vibrant especially underneath the snow! and such a fascinating concept to me that in winter there are still colors!

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  3. Steph yes I agree, I actually love hydrangeas most when their colour has gone, and the snow makes them all the more delicate looking!

    Luthien thank you! I'm a long way from being a photographer but I do enjoy "finding" pictures like this!

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  4. The hydrangea with the snow is so lovely!

    Hope your day is filled with love and magic!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  5. The garden always has the answer.
    Very pretty photos :)
    xox, Lisa

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  6. Love the berry picture it looks 3D and like it cou;d jump out at cha!! very nice!!!

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  7. Luverly shots Angela, really gorgeous. Well done.

    L
    xx

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  8. What perfect images for the word Hidden! Each photo is so different from the other, one with vibrant color and one more muted. I love them both!

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  9. I have to say I was so surprised to see you submitted a photo but I love the images you captured and completely understand!

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  10. These are both great submissions to the challenge. They are great photos.
    Love the snow on the red berries, such wonderful contrast and then the snow on the fading hydrangea's gives an equal but yet totally different effect.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Charlie

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  11. Thanks so much for your lovely comments everyone!
    Sharon I like to surprise you now and then ;)

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  12. I love the berries shot very seasonal and quite christmassy!!

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  13. Thanks Elaine - I liked the way they looked against the snow - red and white always feels festive!

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