Graceful Decay

© Colleen Farrell

Graceful Decay

Amy M. Wilson July 04, 2009

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

Mary A. Legler July 04, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 04, 2009

Thanks so much, Amy and Mary! #7703368

Sam Britt July 04, 2009

Terrific composition, details & effects, Colleen. #7703391

Melissa G. Meiselman July 04, 2009

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

Christian Rosito July 04, 2009

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

Julianna J. Collett July 04, 2009

Love it Colleen! #7703524

Loan Tran level-deluxe July 04, 2009

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

Tiia Vissak July 04, 2009

beautifully done! #7703756

Jennifer L. Alder July 04, 2009

fabulous :) #7703813

Colleen Farrell July 04, 2009

Thanks very much, everybody! #7703870

Arlene Krassner July 04, 2009

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

Ken Smith level-classic July 04, 2009

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 level-classic July 04, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! Beautifully done! #7704712

Tarun Bose July 04, 2009

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

Jessica Jenney July 04, 2009

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

A P July 04, 2009

Lovely comp and DD work Colleen. #7705023

Colleen Farrell July 04, 2009

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

Michael Khoury July 04, 2009

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

Tammy Espino July 04, 2009

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

Anna M. Halasz July 04, 2009

Love IT. Anna #7705408

Laura L. Gonzales July 04, 2009

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

Beverley Scott July 05, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 05, 2009

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 05, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN July 05, 2009

Terrific work Colleen! Love it! #7708584

Diane L. Thomas July 06, 2009

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

Linda Blair July 06, 2009

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

Deb Koskovich July 06, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 07, 2009

Thanks so much, everybody! #7714753

Renee Doyle level-classic July 07, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 08, 2009

Thank you, Renee! #7718218

Daniella Puente July 08, 2009

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

Hayden Cannon level-classic July 10, 2009

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

Kathleen Rinker July 12, 2009

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

Lois Adomite level-classic July 12, 2009

Love this image. #7732197

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 12, 2009

Tones and detail are great here, Colleen #7732946

Colleen Farrell July 13, 2009

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

ronda chatelle level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 14, 2009

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

UB. #7736679

Carol Teal July 14, 2009

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

Tommy E. Burgess July 14, 2009

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous POTD Colleen!! #7736690

Tiia Vissak July 14, 2009

Congratulations! #7736691

Karen Engelbreth July 14, 2009

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

Mary K. Robison July 14, 2009

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


Renee Doyle level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Susie Peek-Swint July 14, 2009

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

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe July 14, 2009

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

Max Aureli July 14, 2009

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

Siete Meeter July 14, 2009

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


Melinda F. Schneider level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 14, 2009

congratulations on your gorgeous PODT Colleen!!! #7736816

Tressie Davis July 14, 2009

Fantastic image Colleen, huge congrats on POTD! #7736825

Kathleen Rinker July 14, 2009

Congratulations Colleen!! #7736992

Katarina Mansson July 14, 2009

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 July 14, 2009

Beautiful work, Colleen. Congratulations! #7737168

Carolyn Morgan July 14, 2009

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

Ken Smith level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Janet Daniel level-classic July 14, 2009

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

R. Leigh Hamilton July 14, 2009

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 level-addict July 14, 2009

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

Debby #7737353

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 14, 2009

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

jo ann c. #7737390

Lynne Morris July 14, 2009

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

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe July 14, 2009

Awesome POTD!!! Congratulatoions! #7737404

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2009

on your well deserving POTD! 8o) #7737414

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 14, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful POTD, Colleen. #7737426

Jessica Jenney July 14, 2009

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

Cathy Barrows July 14, 2009

congrats on your the bg #7737658

ROLAN NARMAN July 14, 2009

Huge congrats on your gorgeous POTD Colleen! #7737662

Robert Baer July 14, 2009

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

Judy A. Lawhon July 14, 2009

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 14, 2009

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

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic July 14, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Colleen! #7737727

Nadya Johnson July 14, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful photo of the day! #7737802

A P July 14, 2009

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

Les Rhoades level-classic July 14, 2009

Congrats on yur POTD selection!

I love blue!! #7737884

Debra R. Harder July 14, 2009

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

Maria Coulson July 14, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 14, 2009

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Joy Rector July 14, 2009

congrats on the POTD #7738026

Boyd L. Alexander July 14, 2009

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

Karen E. Baumann July 14, 2009

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 July 14, 2009

Congrats Colleen! Beautiful presentation. Well done. #7738157

Eugenio Diaz July 14, 2009

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

Mitch Spence level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 14, 2009

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 July 14, 2009

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

Christian Rosito July 14, 2009

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

Lee-Anne Shortridge July 14, 2009

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 July 14, 2009

Very cool Colleen Congratulations #7738387

Susan Weisensel July 14, 2009

Congrats Colleen. #7738394

Jennifer L. Alder July 14, 2009

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

Julianne Bradford July 14, 2009

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

Linda Blair July 14, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 14, 2009

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

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap July 14, 2009

A Huge Congrats Colleen. #7738839

Stanley C. Sims July 14, 2009

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

Bob Miller level-deluxe July 14, 2009

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 level-deluxe July 14, 2009

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

Eivor Kuchta July 14, 2009

Fabulous, Colleen! Congratulations on your POTD! #7739270

Colleen Farrell July 14, 2009

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

Jean E. Hildebrant July 14, 2009

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

Susan Fox July 14, 2009

Congrats on your POTD Colleen!!!! #7739634

Colleen Farrell July 14, 2009

Thank you, Jean and Susan! #7739830

anonymous July 14, 2009

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

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe July 14, 2009

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Shirley A. Kinney July 14, 2009

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

Kara L. Hendricks July 14, 2009

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

Evy Johansen level-classic July 14, 2009

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

Cesar J. La Rosa July 14, 2009

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

Laura L. Gonzales July 14, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 14, 2009

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

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 15, 2009

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

Anita Hogue July 15, 2009

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

Datha Y. Thompson July 15, 2009

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

Lois Adomite level-classic July 15, 2009

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

Ivan Chacon July 15, 2009

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

Stephen Zacker July 15, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 15, 2009

Thanks so much, everybody! :D #7742797

Patricia Ronan July 15, 2009

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

Susan M. Campbell July 15, 2009

Fabulous! It deserves POTD. #7743458

Michael Umbreit July 15, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 16, 2009

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

Alex T. Mizuno July 18, 2009

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 July 18, 2009

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

Wendy Stevenson July 22, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell July 22, 2009

Thank you, Wendy! #7769511

Anita Bower August 12, 2009

Lovely use of texture and a simple image. #7842891

Colleen Farrell August 12, 2009

Thank you, Anita! #7843197

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Colleen! #7857699

Alex T. Mizuno August 17, 2009

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 17, 2009

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 17, 2009

Simple and stunning image, Colleen!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby #7858318

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 17, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858429

Janet Daniel level-classic August 17, 2009

Congratulations, Colleen! #7858686

Amy M. Wilson August 17, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN August 17, 2009

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Colleen! #7859133

Susan Fox August 17, 2009

Congrats Colleen :-) #7859169

Debra R. Harder August 17, 2009

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

Sharon Sawyer August 17, 2009

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

Melissa G. Meiselman August 17, 2009

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

Evy Johansen level-classic August 17, 2009

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

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe August 17, 2009

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 18, 2009

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

Nick Lagos August 18, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Colleen. #7861469

Jessica Jenney August 18, 2009

Congratulations, Colleen on your gorgeous finalist! #7861629

Lee-Anne Shortridge August 18, 2009

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 August 18, 2009

Congratulations, Colleen on your fantastic finalist! #7862551

Colleen Farrell August 18, 2009

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

Jeana Clark August 18, 2009

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

~J~ #7863168

Susan M. Campbell August 18, 2009

A real beauty!! Congrats. #7863294

Renee Doyle level-classic August 18, 2009

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

Linda Blair August 18, 2009

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 18, 2009

Congratulations all the way around, Colleen! #7864555

Colleen Farrell August 18, 2009

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

Nadya Johnson August 18, 2009

Congrats on your great finalist, Colleen! #7864618

Terry Cervi level-classic August 18, 2009

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

Mary K. Robison August 18, 2009

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 18, 2009

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

Kara L. Hendricks August 18, 2009

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7865185

Kristi A. Howson August 18, 2009

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

Graeme yew Chow August 18, 2009

Congratulations ! wonderful texture finalists, Colleen. #7865702

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 18, 2009

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

Julianne Bradford August 19, 2009

Another congrats on this terrific finalist! #7867517

Colleen Farrell August 19, 2009

Thanks so much, everybody! #7867730

Mitch Spence level-classic August 19, 2009

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 19, 2009

Congrats Colleen on your Finalist! Jeff #7868052

Colleen Farrell August 19, 2009

Thank you, Mitch and Jeff! #7868249

Julianna J. Collett August 20, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #7871707

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 22, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell August 28, 2009

Thank you, Julianna and Laurie! #7896156

Heidi Knight March 11, 2010

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

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic June 06, 2016

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

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Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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