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Onions Have Layers by Dana Roper

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Still life photo of cut onions showing concentric layers, with crumbled skins to add interest.

Featured in Maximum Exposure group, April 2010.
Featured in Globes, Spheres & Curves group, May 2010.


circles, concentric, crumbled, curves, dana, layers, onions, roper, skins, still life

I am fascinated by the concept of serendipity – the spontaneous discovery of one thing while searching for another. I rarely plan my art. I prefer to LET it happen rather than MAKE it happen.

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  • Heike Schenk Arena
    Heike Schenk A...about 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Heike!!!

    – Dana Roper

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks so much as always!

    – Dana Roper

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Dana, you have a gift for making art out of anything and everything! This is a great example.

  • Thanks so much, Betty, for your very thoughtful comment!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchabout 4 years ago

    .. Dana……….With such good detail …. my eyes are watering …. ~! …… Nice work

  • Thanks, Richard! Grab a tissue… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image! Such rich colors in your onions! Love the crumbly skins.

  • Thanks so much, Barbara!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 4 years ago

    Dana this is lovely…they look so full of life..and beautiful!

  • Thanks so much, Robin! Always appreciate your comments!

    – Dana Roper

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 4 years ago


    THANK YOU for your recent participation in our “WELL ROUNDED CHALLENGE", which closed 4-21-10. We look forward to seeing more of your excellent work in future challenges in Complex Simplicity.


  • Thanks, Pat! Always appreciate hearing from you… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • AudGirv
    AudGirvalmost 4 years ago

    love these onions. Just like people they have layers that sometime require peeling back to discover what is inside. beautiful

  • Thanks so much for your very thoughtful comment!

    – Dana Roper

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice still life … hope they didn’t make you cry too much :)

  • Thanks, Trish! No tears here… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot, very nice lighting!

  • Thanks so much, Brendan! Appreciate your comment!

    – Dana Roper

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