“When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love, in the spring
Becomes the rose.”
(from “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom)

Canon 450D xsi
Image taken in my backyard; texture added from Skeletalmess
Featured in The World As We See It – 6/2010
Top 10 in Canon DSLR New Year’s Challenge – Jan. 2011

Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • mscott207
    mscott207over 4 years ago

    really gorgeous…what a wonderful creation this is, ellen!! beautifully done!

  • That was fast, Michael! Thank you so much for the lovely comment!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!!! I love the lighting!!!!

  • You are always so kind, Greta!!! Thank you very much!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 4 years ago

    This is a work of art! You have done this really well – it’s lovely.

  • Thank you very much, Christina! That is a wonderful thing to say! :))

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    I was singing the song as I read the lyrics. Beautiful work!!!

  • I’m so glad you like it, Cee!! It’s always been one of my favorite songs.

    – Ellen Cotton

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful piece of art, Ellen. So lovely…

  • Thanks for that, Maureen! My “big adventure” was taking one of the cats in the backyard and then getting so engrossed in taking this image that the cat took off to the neighbor’s yard – we never let them out of the yard because of the inaccessible (to me) creek behind our house and Alex’s intense fear of losing them. I had quite a time getting the cat back!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Terrific work Ellen

  • Thank you!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    gorgeous work! so beautiful!

  • Thanks very much, Tori!! I do appreciate the comment and fav very much!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • photonetworks
    photonetworksover 4 years ago

    This is stunning! I love the color combination…it really is striking!

  • Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your taking the time to visit my profile!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • photonetworks
    photonetworksover 4 years ago

    This is just so beautiful..well done…

  • You are very kind! Thank you!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • Maxal
    Maxalover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Well done…

  • I appreciate your comments, Irene! Your work is always amazing, so it is a great pleasure to hear from you!

    – Ellen Cotton

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