E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


Tracey Emin eat your heart out!


I thought this collection of canes, with their brightly coloured protective bottles, could have been called an "Installation" if somebody had paid for it to be "erected" in a town centre.

It's a pity that the bundle of plastic containers are hanging on the fence in the background, but even in a town centre there are usually distractions behind the most important sculptures and artworks, so I think I can be excused.

The coloured bottles are probably on the end of the canes to prevent accidental eye injury, either that or they might rattle in the wind and make a short term distraction for bird pests such as pigeons.

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This is the last of the current series of pictures from the Allotments, and the final of the sub-group I've called "Allotment Art"

Desaturated and selectively re-coloured using Gimp.
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This series of pictures were taken at local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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Half term etc, so I'm taking a break for a couple of weeks. I have uploaded some "holiday" pictures, but may not be around very often to comment on other people's pictures.
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At the Allotment - January


Tracey Emin eat your heart out!


I thought this collection of canes, with their brightly coloured protective bottles, could have been called an "Installation" if somebody had paid for it to be "erected" in a town centre.

It's a pity that the bundle of plastic containers are hanging on the fence in the background, but even in a town centre there are usually distractions behind the most important sculptures and artworks, so I think I can be excused.

The coloured bottles are probably on the end of the canes to prevent accidental eye injury, either that or they might rattle in the wind and make a short term distraction for bird pests such as pigeons.

.....

This is the last of the current series of pictures from the Allotments, and the final of the sub-group I've called "Allotment Art"

Desaturated and selectively re-coloured using Gimp.
.....

This series of pictures were taken at local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
.....

Half term etc, so I'm taking a break for a couple of weeks. I have uploaded some "holiday" pictures, but may not be around very often to comment on other people's pictures.
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comments (14)

Im amazed at all the twiddles possible. Fun!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2009, 01:37
This image is beautifully barmy Ellie
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Feb 2009, 02:58
Love it Elie, selective colouring is great
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 21 Feb 2009, 08:28
Is it used as a scarecrow? The art and the way of recycling! Nice catch, Ellie.
Great stuff Ellie. Have a good holiday
Just goes to show..that with some imagination..you can make a picture from the simplest of scenes. Well done Ellie
Beautiful selective colouring shot Ellie.
Enjoy your break!
actually Ellie , i quite like the monotone containers in the background. reminds me of fireworks night. A lovely shot. well done.
Great picture for those concerned by environment.

I hope the "Gimp" is not the same as seen in Pulp Fiction movie.

Nice shot!
I've enjoyed this series Ellie, these bottles are usually used to protect peoples eyes, cheaper than buying the proper thing at the Garden Centre. Enjoy your holiday break.
This is great Ellie, perhaps you should try it yourself and see what you can get for it. As you say, Tracy Emin eat your heart out!

Enjoy your break. I look forward to your return, when I should have news for you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Feb 2009, 20:09
I really like this Ellie and the selective coloring works so well here.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2009, 19:33
Interesting. The colors really do grab your attention. It does look like an attempt at installation art.
Wonderful work on selective colours : Bravo !

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