Graceful Decay

© Colleen Farrell

Graceful Decay

Amy M. Wilson 7/4/2009 7:47:46 AM

WOW, fabulous colors, comp, clarity and treatment, another winner for sure, Colleen! #1149501

Mary A. Legler 7/4/2009 7:48:51 AM

Love the colors! Very creative work! Going into my favorites... #7703327

Colleen Farrell 7/4/2009 7:56:52 AM

Thanks so much, Amy and Mary! #7703368

Sam Britt 7/4/2009 8:01:34 AM

Terrific composition, details & effects, Colleen. #7703391

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/4/2009 8:05:49 AM

Stunning treatment of this old crinkled leaf with that beautiful background and sharp detail, Colleen!!! #7703412

Christian Rosito 7/4/2009 8:10:08 AM

Love the layer treatment and the color, excellent presentation! #7703430

Julianna J. Collett 7/4/2009 8:42:20 AM

Love it Colleen! #7703524

Loan Tran 7/4/2009 8:47:25 AM

Love the colors, composition and the effects you used. #7703549

Tiia Vissak 7/4/2009 9:44:20 AM

beautifully done! #7703756

Jennifer L. Alder 7/4/2009 9:59:11 AM

fabulous :) #7703813

Colleen Farrell 7/4/2009 10:31:37 AM

Thanks very much, everybody! #7703870

Arlene Krassner 7/4/2009 11:06:54 AM

Who would think a dead brown leaf could make such a pretty picture. I love the textured background. #7703934

Ken Smith 7/4/2009 11:49:14 AM

Who would have thought a dead leaf would photograph so well! Excellent, Colleen! Perfect comp...and to answer your question, it was not cork but just a section of floor inside a warehouse. #7704039

Janet Daniel 7/4/2009 4:45:32 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! Beautifully done! #7704712

Tarun Bose 7/4/2009 5:47:10 PM

Wow! Fantastic. Looks a beautiful painting. My fav, Colleen. #7704890

Jessica Jenney 7/4/2009 5:58:10 PM

Beautiful and graceful with gorgeous color, detail and treatment, Colleen! #7704915

A P 7/4/2009 6:56:59 PM

Lovely comp and DD work Colleen. #7705023

Colleen Farrell 7/4/2009 7:03:37 PM

Thanks very much, Arlene, Ken, Janet, Tarun, Jessica and Ann! #7705032

Michael Khoury 7/4/2009 7:22:24 PM

great rich tone and fine composition Colleen...
mk #7705069

Tammy Espino 7/4/2009 7:42:26 PM

Wonderful!!! Have a happy 4th :) #7705150

Anna M. Halasz 7/4/2009 9:41:04 PM

Love IT. Anna #7705408

Laura L. Gonzales 7/4/2009 11:39:28 PM

WOW, this is so beautiful. The color, tones and comp are excellent! Winner!! Laura #7705565

Beverley Scott 7/5/2009 5:24:56 AM

WOnderful work, Colleen! You've turned something most people would overlook into a compelling image! #7706385

Colleen Farrell 7/5/2009 9:08:07 AM

Thank you, Michael, Tammy, Anna, Laura and Beverley! #7706965

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/5/2009 11:41:07 AM

Excellent presentation, Colleen! The details, tones, composition and effects are all wonderful! #7707397

ROLAN NARMAN 7/5/2009 9:37:12 PM

Terrific work Colleen! Love it! #7708584

Diane L. Thomas 7/6/2009 2:05:23 AM

The blue back ground just set this dead leaf off. Just a super shot. #7708980

Linda Blair 7/6/2009 3:36:10 PM

Love this...also love that bg!!!!! #7711774

Deb Koskovich 7/6/2009 6:41:49 PM

You have an amazing way with still life... the best!! #7712471

Colleen Farrell 7/7/2009 9:37:46 AM

Thanks so much, everybody! #7714753

Renee Doyle 7/7/2009 1:07:48 PM

Love everything about this one Colleen!!!! #7715136

Colleen Farrell 7/8/2009 9:39:16 AM

Thank you, Renee! #7718218

Daniella Puente 7/8/2009 12:04:35 PM

And a masterpiece again!!! :))) I love this one Colleen, light, sharpness, simple composition...beautiful! #7718700

Hayden Cannon 7/10/2009 6:58:50 AM

Fantastic capture Colleen very nice colors, lighting, comp and detail fantastic effect and photo! #7724883

Kathleen Rinker 7/12/2009 7:41:15 AM

Outstanding image Colleen, fabulous color combo, detail and lighting, I love it!!! #7731156

Lois Adomite 7/12/2009 2:55:31 PM

Love this image. #7732197

Nikki McDonald 7/12/2009 8:49:23 PM

Tones and detail are great here, Colleen #7732946

Colleen Farrell 7/13/2009 9:44:34 AM

Thank you, Daniella, Hayden, Kathleen, Lois and Nikki! #7734811

ronda chatelle 7/14/2009 12:22:11 AM

Spectacular work Colleen! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7736669

Usman M. Bajwa 7/14/2009 12:25:51 AM

Great still life, background and title. A very well deserved POTD, Colleen.

UB. #7736679

Carol Teal 7/14/2009 12:31:35 AM

Great and creative idea and a beautiful BG (love the color and texture). Congrats on your POTD!!! #7736689

Tommy E. Burgess 7/14/2009 12:31:47 AM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous POTD Colleen!! #7736690

Tiia Vissak 7/14/2009 12:32:28 AM

Congratulations! #7736691

Karen Engelbreth 7/14/2009 12:32:36 AM

A big congrats on your wonderful POTD, Colleen... #7736692

Mary K. Robison 7/14/2009 12:34:00 AM

The colors and details are excellent, Colleen ~ Congratulations on your lovely POTD!


Renee Doyle 7/14/2009 12:34:17 AM

Still love everything about this one Colleen!!! Big congrats on this wonderful POTD!! #7736695

Susie Peek-Swint 7/14/2009 1:03:37 AM

Terrific still-life and grunge work Colleen ~ many congrats on POTD! #7736780

Becky J. Parkinson 7/14/2009 1:05:15 AM

Wow!! Simple perfection!!! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD. #7736783

Max Aureli 7/14/2009 1:07:52 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD composition, Collen!!! #7736789

Siete Meeter 7/14/2009 1:09:11 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! Beautifully done! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD.


Melinda F. Schneider 7/14/2009 1:19:56 AM

Outstanding work, Colleen! No wonder it was chosen!! Congratulations!!! #7736806

Stefania Barbier 7/14/2009 1:33:59 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous PODT Colleen!!! #7736816

Tressie Davis 7/14/2009 1:39:54 AM

Fantastic image Colleen, huge congrats on POTD! #7736825

Kathleen Rinker 7/14/2009 2:55:09 AM

Congratulations Colleen!! #7736992

Katarina Mansson 7/14/2009 3:25:01 AM

Extremely well presented and beautiful in all aspects. Love the tones and composition. Title is spot on too. No wonder it renders a POTD; congratulations Colleen! #7737135

Nancy A. Eaton 7/14/2009 3:31:30 AM

Beautiful work, Colleen. Congratulations! #7737168

Carolyn Morgan 7/14/2009 3:36:20 AM

So glad to see this lovely photo received recognition as a Photo of the Day

Ken Smith 7/14/2009 3:48:11 AM

Doesn't get much better than this. Congrats, Colleen! #7737225

Nikki McDonald 7/14/2009 4:11:12 AM

Congratulations on the well-deserved POTD, Colleen. #7737298

Gail Vitikacs 7/14/2009 4:18:39 AM

Pure art....HUGE Congratulations on this beauty! #7737319

Janet Daniel 7/14/2009 4:28:23 AM

Big Congratulations, Colleen, on your fantastic POTD! #7737347

R. Leigh Hamilton 7/14/2009 4:29:39 AM

How beautiful, this would be a fantastic choice to enlarge and use as artwork. Wonderful creativity and insight to the world around you. #7737352

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/14/2009 4:29:52 AM

Wow! Congratulations on your POTD, Colleen, for this amazing and very beautiful image!

Debby #7737353

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/14/2009 4:42:26 AM

Big congratulations on this beauty
Colleen! We will see this again I'm sure..

jo ann c. #7737390

Lynne Morris 7/14/2009 4:47:10 AM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful POTD award Colleen, so well deserved. #7737401

Linda D. Lester 7/14/2009 4:48:17 AM

Awesome POTD!!! Congratulatoions! #7737404

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/14/2009 4:53:41 AM

on your well deserving POTD! 8o) #7737414

Leslie McLain 7/14/2009 4:57:03 AM

Congrats on your beautiful POTD, Colleen. #7737426

Jessica Jenney 7/14/2009 5:36:53 AM

Congratulations, Colleen on your gorgeous POTD!!! #7737546

Cathy Barrows 7/14/2009 6:04:30 AM

congrats on your the bg #7737658

ROLAN NARMAN 7/14/2009 6:04:59 AM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous POTD Colleen! #7737662

Robert Baer 7/14/2009 6:07:11 AM

congrats on my friend on this wonderfully creative potd!!!!!!!!! #7737670

Judy A. Lawhon 7/14/2009 6:08:16 AM

Gorgeous, simple composition....beautiful light, detail and color...contratulations, Colleen....well deserved!! #7737676

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/14/2009 6:16:17 AM

WTG on the POTD, Colleen!!! :-) ♫♪ k #7737698

Kim Kleinschmidt 7/14/2009 6:30:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Colleen! #7737727

Nadya Johnson 7/14/2009 6:53:56 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful photo of the day! #7737802

A P 7/14/2009 7:17:32 AM

What a surprise!! Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, Colleen. Both you and your work was missed very much. #7737845

Les Rhoades 7/14/2009 7:31:37 AM

Congrats on yur POTD selection!

I love blue!! #7737884

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2009 7:33:23 AM

WTG, Colleen!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS (from Seattle...I'm on the road) on your GORGEOUS POTD!! LOVE THIS!! Deb #7737887

Maria Coulson 7/14/2009 7:46:01 AM

Colleen, I love this one. Congrats on a well deserved POTD. #7737928

Colleen Farrell 7/14/2009 7:51:31 AM

Wow! I'm so pleased and honored! Thanks SO much for the terrific comments and congrats, BP friends!! :D #7737949

Lisa J. Boulden 7/14/2009 8:05:20 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Colleen!
~♥~Lisa #7738001

Joy Rector 7/14/2009 8:11:07 AM

congrats on the POTD #7738026

Boyd L. Alexander 7/14/2009 8:29:39 AM

Woweeeeeeeeeee Colleen on your terrific POTD!!! Well deserved for this winner!! #7738107

Karen E. Baumann 7/14/2009 8:32:40 AM

Colleen, this is amazing! The sharp detail, the terrific color tones, the simple yet very structured background effects all make for an outstanding work of art. Congratulations on this well deserved POTD! #7738125

Dianna Murphy 7/14/2009 8:37:34 AM

Congrats Colleen! Beautiful presentation. Well done. #7738157

Eugenio Diaz 7/14/2009 8:51:04 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!!!WTG Colleen!
Well done...EXCELLENT image! #7738234

Mitch Spence 7/14/2009 8:51:39 AM

Colleen, congratulations on the POTD for this simply beautiful image. #7738237

Laura E. Swan 7/14/2009 9:01:03 AM

So well set up! Blue to me represents winter. The leaf is very "expired" and well preserved which backs up this thought...that you took this in the deep winter time surrounded by GLACIER ICE!!! HA! (I have lived in CANADA for too long!)

Wonderful Job Colleen and huge congrats on your PHOTO OF THE DAY!

-Laura Swan #7738264

Marisol Pastor 7/14/2009 9:15:17 AM

Congratulations on your POTD ... such a unique and stunning still life! #7738292

Christian Rosito 7/14/2009 9:16:15 AM

Oh!! Congratulations Colleen, glad to see this one became a POTD! Great! #7738297

Lee-Anne Shortridge 7/14/2009 9:45:38 AM

Wow, you must really have an eye to find a dead leaf and think, "Hey, that would be a beautiful photo." Congratulation on your POTD! :-) #7738375

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/14/2009 9:49:50 AM

Very cool Colleen Congratulations #7738387

Susan Weisensel 7/14/2009 9:53:39 AM

Congrats Colleen. #7738394

Jennifer L. Alder 7/14/2009 9:54:06 AM

Thrilled to see this one recognized :)
Congrats! #7738396

Julianne Bradford 7/14/2009 10:02:50 AM

Beautiful in every way. Great title and wonderful composition Colleen. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7738425

Linda Blair 7/14/2009 10:50:42 AM

Congrats on POTD....beautiful image....great vision!!!!!!! #7738561

Colleen Farrell 7/14/2009 12:30:59 PM

Thanks very much for the great comments and congrats, everybody! #7738827

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 7/14/2009 12:34:37 PM

A Huge Congrats Colleen. #7738839

Stanley C. Sims 7/14/2009 12:55:50 PM

An outstanding photo, that shows great imagination. Congrats Colleen. #7738891

Bob Miller 7/14/2009 1:43:36 PM

Love this photo. Its not often that a photo touches on a universal theme like aging. Nicely done! I would love to see more ....Bob #7739048

Laurie Daily 7/14/2009 2:05:35 PM

Big congrats ont his POTD, happy to see this again! #7739173

Eivor Kuchta 7/14/2009 2:29:27 PM

Fabulous, Colleen! Congratulations on your POTD! #7739270

Colleen Farrell 7/14/2009 2:45:47 PM

Thanks so much, Rajeev, Stanley, Bob, Laurie and Eivor! #7739324

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/14/2009 3:43:39 PM

Wow! Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Colleen!!! #7739490

Susan Fox 7/14/2009 4:23:11 PM

Congrats on your POTD Colleen!!!! #7739634

Colleen Farrell 7/14/2009 5:30:55 PM

Thank you, Jean and Susan! #7739830

anonymous 7/14/2009 5:56:54 PM

Congratulations Colleen on your well deserved POTD! B- #7739882

Patricia A. Casey 7/14/2009 6:01:55 PM

Simply elegant and lovely....great title...beautiful lighting...colors....Congratulations, Colleen on the POTD! Very well deserved.... #7739896

Terry L. Ellis 7/14/2009 7:09:12 PM

An excellent POTD, Colleen! Very creative as always! Congratulations! #7740065

Shirley A. Kinney 7/14/2009 7:10:24 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Colleen. Great composition and color. #7740069

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2009 7:49:09 PM

A HUGE congratulations Colleen!! Way to go!! #7740162

Evy Johansen 7/14/2009 8:47:07 PM

Wow, wow, Colleen!! What a beautiful peace of art!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #7740286

Cesar J. La Rosa 7/14/2009 9:10:58 PM

BEAUTIFUL work, Colleen!!! A very well-deserved POTD! Congratulations!!!
Cesar #7740337

Laura L. Gonzales 7/14/2009 9:20:24 PM

HIP, HIP Hooray, Colleen!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful POTD!! Bring on the GOLD!! :) Laura #7740346

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/14/2009 9:27:09 PM

Artistic and beautiful Colleen! Congratulations on your POTD! #7740354

Cindy Bendush 7/15/2009 12:33:37 AM

Beautiful in its simplicity Colleen! Big congrats on your POTD! #7740535

Anita Hogue 7/15/2009 4:57:32 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous POTD yesterday Colleen and also congratulations on your image being featured in SnapShot! #7741078

Datha Y. Thompson 7/15/2009 6:29:54 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Colleen!! Gorgeous POTD!!! WTG :0) #7741394

Lois Adomite 7/15/2009 6:57:08 AM

Congratulations on Photo of the DAy, truly deserving entry. Lois #7741479

Ivan Chacon 7/15/2009 7:24:52 AM

Congrats on POTD Colleen, great image!! :) #7741532

Stephen Zacker 7/15/2009 1:52:50 PM

Like the simplicity and textures. Nice work and congratulations #7742571

Colleen Farrell 7/15/2009 3:14:59 PM

Thanks so much, everybody! :D #7742797

Patricia Ronan 7/15/2009 4:04:19 PM

Gorgeous image Colleen, congrats on your POTD:) #7742921

Susan M. Campbell 7/15/2009 7:20:10 PM

Fabulous! It deserves POTD. #7743458

Michael Umbreit 7/15/2009 7:44:42 PM

Colleen - Congratulations on your POTD!! That is a wonderful image! - Mike #7743566

Colleen Farrell 7/16/2009 3:55:08 PM

Thanks so much, Patricia, Susan and Mike! #7746724

Alex T. Mizuno 7/18/2009 1:01:39 AM

Graceful decay - it's similar to Japanese concept of "wabi-sabi". It's originated from Haiku. And your image certainly has a poetic beauty. Congratulations on your POTD Colleen!!! #7751404

Colleen Farrell 7/18/2009 4:34:14 PM

Thanks for the info and the compliment, Alex! #7753504

Wendy Stevenson 7/22/2009 6:01:12 AM

Gorgeous simplicity and love those textures! A belated Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #7767815

Colleen Farrell 7/22/2009 10:35:54 AM

Thank you, Wendy! #7769511

Anita Bower 8/12/2009 4:09:09 PM

Lovely use of texture and a simple image. #7842891

Colleen Farrell 8/12/2009 7:04:21 PM

Thank you, Anita! #7843197

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2009 3:27:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Colleen! #7857699

Alex T. Mizuno 8/17/2009 3:30:36 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Colleen!! Beautiful work!!! #7857719

Nikki McDonald 8/17/2009 4:03:20 PM

Scores again -- congratulations, Colleen. This is gorgeous. #7857937

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/17/2009 4:47:11 PM

Simple and stunning image, Colleen!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby #7858318

Nancyj E. Hovey 8/17/2009 5:00:17 PM

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858429

Janet Daniel 8/17/2009 5:37:18 PM

Congratulations, Colleen! #7858686

Amy M. Wilson 8/17/2009 5:51:18 PM

I knew we'd see this beauty again... congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Colleen! #7858814

ROLAN NARMAN 8/17/2009 6:23:29 PM

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Colleen! #7859133

Susan Fox 8/17/2009 6:26:01 PM

Congrats Colleen :-) #7859169

Debra R. Harder 8/17/2009 7:02:19 PM

Another incredibly beautiful image, Colleen!! Congratulations again!!! Deb #7859493

Sharon Sawyer 8/17/2009 8:27:56 PM

WTG, Colleen!!! HUGE congratulations on your amazing & well deserved POTD and finalist. All the best in the next round. #7860201

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/17/2009 8:30:53 PM

Congratulations on this stunning Finalist and POTD, Colleen!!!! #7860218

Evy Johansen 8/17/2009 8:34:48 PM

Love this image!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Colleen! #7860237

Teresa A. Burnett 8/17/2009 9:23:54 PM

And another huge congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Colleen!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7860426

Stefania Barbier 8/18/2009 1:12:50 AM

huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!! #7860935

Nick Lagos 8/18/2009 3:38:21 AM

Beautifully done Colleen...good luck... #7861246

Leslie McLain 8/18/2009 4:34:26 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Colleen. #7861469

Jessica Jenney 8/18/2009 5:00:55 AM

Congratulations, Colleen on your gorgeous finalist! #7861629

Lee-Anne Shortridge 8/18/2009 7:18:28 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Colleen. I had a feeling we'd be seeing this one again!! Good luck in the next round!! :-) #7862414

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 7:44:25 AM

Congratulations, Colleen on your fantastic finalist! #7862551

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 9:13:15 AM

Thanks so much, everybody--I appreciate it! #7862960

Jeana Clark 8/18/2009 10:09:28 AM

Fabulous Finalist Colleen!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations
are in order!!!

~J~ #7863168

Susan M. Campbell 8/18/2009 10:31:02 AM

A real beauty!! Congrats. #7863294

Renee Doyle 8/18/2009 3:20:48 PM

So happy to see this one again Colleen and hope to one more time!!! Congratulations!! #7864230

Linda Blair 8/18/2009 3:44:25 PM

Congratulations Colleen!!!!!!!! #7864353

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/18/2009 4:27:07 PM

Congratulations all the way around, Colleen! #7864555

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 4:39:09 PM

Thanks very much, Jeana, Susan, Renee, Linda and Allen! #7864616

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 4:39:20 PM

Congrats on your great finalist, Colleen! #7864618

Terry Cervi 8/18/2009 6:36:54 PM

This is so pretty, Colleen! Congrats on your finalist!! #7865058

Mary K. Robison 8/18/2009 7:00:11 PM

Double Congratulations on this beautiful POTD/finalist, Colleen!
Best of luck next level up!

Terry L. Ellis 8/18/2009 7:10:04 PM

Colleen, congratulations on your amazing work of art finalist here! #7865148

Kara L. Hendricks 8/18/2009 7:26:00 PM

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7865185

Kristi A. Howson 8/18/2009 8:38:23 PM

Congratulations Colleen on this and all of your wonderful finalists for July. Best of luck in the next round! #7865334

Graeme yew Chow 8/18/2009 11:38:00 PM

Congratulations ! wonderful texture finalists, Colleen. #7865702

Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:48:05 PM

CONGRATS on a lovely Finalist!!......WTG. #7865729

Julianne Bradford 8/19/2009 8:24:06 AM

Another congrats on this terrific finalist! #7867517

Colleen Farrell 8/19/2009 9:12:28 AM

Thanks so much, everybody! #7867730

Mitch Spence 8/19/2009 10:03:53 AM

Congratulations, Colleen. This so pleases me every time I see it. #7867923

Jeff Robinson 8/19/2009 10:36:44 AM

Congrats Colleen on your Finalist! Jeff #7868052

Colleen Farrell 8/19/2009 11:45:45 AM

Thank you, Mitch and Jeff! #7868249

Julianna J. Collett 8/20/2009 7:06:41 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #7871707

Laurie Daily 8/22/2009 7:25:02 AM

Love this Colleen...Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #7877376

Colleen Farrell 8/28/2009 10:58:33 AM

Thank you, Julianna and Laurie! #7896156

Heidi Knight 3/11/2010 12:54:50 PM

Never even saw this! It's super cool and beautiful Stunning work, Colleen! #8448595

Melinda F. Schneider 6/6/2016 5:58:12 PM

This is gorgeous, Colleen! Spot on colors and focus along with a sense of movement; I love it!! #11483032

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