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The watering can is a gift from my husband on our 41st anniversary trip along the California Coast a couple years ago. On the way back, I decided it would be a neat idea to use the left over water from our cooler and give some flowers a little drink. We found this flower field in Topanga Canyon and took the picture. I was amazed that you can see the water coming out of the can since there was not that much water in the can to use. My husband took the photo. I cropped most of myself out of it requiring some work to hide part of my knee and red pants as I was leaning over to avoid crushing the flowers. I also did quite a bit of editing to make the picture look more appealing.

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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
This is so pretty Denyse, it is so cheerful and I
really like your watering can! :love:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I still have the watering can and love it because not only is it pretty it holds a lot of water and has a good spout. Funny thing that was our 41st anniversary trip and our 44th is just around the corner on April 2nd. Time sure goes by quickly. Lol Thank you so much for requesting it for your group. Much appreciated.  :iconhug1plz:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
You are very welcome Denyse. It is lovely that your
watering can means so much to you as this does
add something extra to your picture. The fact you have
both been together for 44 years is amazing, you must
be a really great couple. It would be nice to know
your husbands name :-)  :hug:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
My husband's name is Stephen but I call him Steve . Thank you for your nice comment. We do get along very well having owned our business for 30 years being together 24/7 we are so use to being together all the time so retirement did not put any stress on us. So many couples have problems with that because each spouse needs the space apart from eachother. You see that would be the stressful part for us if we were not together all the time lol  :iconhug1plz:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
That is so sweet, you guys sound adorable. I am so
happy for you that you found each other as it sounds
like you were just made for each other! :love:

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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Wow I love the couch thing, so cute lol thanks Shirley. :iconheart4uplz:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
You are very welcome Denyse, I am glad you liked it,
it is a cute one!

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Vissyscrafts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty flowers. I would love to have a garden which look like that >_<
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you very much. It is a very pretty field so bright and cheerful.
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GiftedWithdaForce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the idea. very nice picture.
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thank you very much I was not sure at first because of the unusual cropping but decided to go with it because it tells a story. I am pleased I left it in because everyone seems to like it.
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techparasar Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful concept
also that gifted watering can is beautiful :D
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thank you very much. I still use the watering can for my gardens and it still is very beautiful. BTW I love your avatar so pretty.
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
the photo would be even better with you in it.

eugene
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Aww Eugene, that is what you think, but trust me it was the most unflattering photo of me in such an awkward position.LOL I recently allowed myself to be included in a photo as a humorous shot here in Splash Cafe :thumb353910147: but in Canned drink I wanted the focus to be on the water can with the water visible pouring out of it over the lovely flowers not on my awkward body. LOL
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FrancescaDelfino Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :happybounce:
Your photo has been featured on the home page of my group for seven days
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Hi Frances,
I just noticed that somehow I did not post a Thank you here as I did above and on the journal. I want to say I really appreciate your support with the feature and always.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful shot! :hug:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thanks TEA I am happy you like it. It is so special to me because of the anniversary trip and my special watering can. I still use it all the time.
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice picture
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you. I am happy you feel that way.
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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smudgedredroses Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing composition and subject matter. I really love this.
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. Most appreciated.
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KeziaFernandes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seems those flowery fields movie * - *
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
There is movement there for sure because it was a little windy so the flowers were bending. Good eye to have noticed it.
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KeziaFernandes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The photo is beautiful, congratulations ^ ^
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you very much. I am happy you like it. It has good memories for me.
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Malverde Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
interesting shot, although the way you cut the arms does not look armonic
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thank you for commenting. I agree the arms could have been better, but it was so difficult to crop it at all because of the awkward and very unflattering position I was in trying to water the flowers without falling over them or stepping on them. I wanted to tell the story of the can and the cooler water and our anniversary trip etc... and make the shot interesting as best as I could.
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soumya-digi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!! :iconilikeitplz:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you very much I am happy you like it.
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ernest-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aww... i wish have great yard same as yours... say my hello for your husband...
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you very much. My husband says hello back to you. This is not my yard. It is located in a canyon near my house. I also wish my yard would look like that. It is so beautiful to see so many perfect flowers in one place.
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jnnmusicklover Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
The details are gorgeous. I love the colors and especially that watering can!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you very much. I use the watering can everyday to take care of my gardens. I just love it and it is still very beautiful although not as shiny. It actually took me a long time to do the photo. It was much larger and I was reaching and bending over in the most unflattering position to give the flowers their little drink. I had to balance myself in such a way so I did not step on them or fall on them. Once I saw the photo I decided to do all the cropping and Photoshop work to get it to look like that. I am very pleased with the results.
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AbyssRandom Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Its so beautiful... Magnific! Good photo!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you very much. I am happy you like my Canned drink.
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AbyssRandom Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
yeah, this photo its beautiful! You´re welcome :)
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ArizaonaRose Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really adorable, I love it :3
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you very much. I am pleased you like what I did with it.
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
those colors are really lovely :clap:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thanks I am happy you like it. I did an overlay on it about 20% and it really brought it to life.
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:nod: yeap, it did
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thanks. That was my intention and it worked apparently. Overlay is a nice trick to really bring out colors. It does have to be used in moderation or it will make it over saturated. It is something I just learned about.
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
:nod: yes, it worked quite good
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks again.
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m-eickhoelter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
unique idea and cool composition, but the quality doesn't look that good.
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thank you for commenting. I am happy you like the concept and composition. Unfortunately I do not own the type of camera that would give me the superior quality you are referring to. This photo was taken with a Kodak easy share M530. I am happy thought that your comment has some positive aspects. Really appreciate that you took the time to comment.
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Ronja-S Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a cute idea for a photo :)
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