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Rock Samphire

post work in Photoshop cs5

Thank you to Fiery Fire for the tutorial Splits Cylinder tuto from which this image was created.
Last Saturday David, Oscar and myself went for a nice long walk to Seacombe. Seacombe was an old cliff top quarry, long deserted. The Isle of Purbeck is famous for it’s stone. Growing on the cliffs we found Rock Samphire. Samphire is a delicious accompliment to fish. We picked ourselves some, returned home, had a dip in the hot tube to get rid of the stiffness in the old bones, then cooked supper of seabream fillets with samphire and mushrooms. It was delicious, samphire has a unique taste, you cook it like asparagas, then serve with a little butter melted on top. Nice to forage for one’s supper!

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I am a digital artist living in Swanage Dorset UK. I create fractal art using Apophysis and UltraFractal. I also create work in Photoshop Every so often I enjoy a bit of photography, but my passion is fractal art. The copyright of this image belongs to viennablue. The image may not be copied or shared in any form without the expressed permission of the artist known as viennablue (Jacqui Forster).

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  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    this is very pretty Jacqui….and the meal sounds yummy…… :)

  • thanks Pam, it was truely yummy, I had never eaten it before as you can not find it in any shops, but now we know where it is….. :-)

    – viennablue

  • barrowda
    barrowdaover 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing that most interesting story, Jacqui, about a most unique herb. Your image does indeed resemble the real plant – shame it doesn’t come to us with taste :o))). Best, David

  • thanks David for your comment, and for the picture. I think this maybe marsh samphire, which is also eaten. This one is more common than the rock samphire, at least here in UK. I did take some photographs, will try to post them when I get back from work, covering someone’s shift today! :-)

    – viennablue

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    beautiful creative work

  • thank you for your lovely comment LoneAngel, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssover 3 years ago

    Jacquie, this is beautiful! I like the softness of the centre…. and the light… Just lovely. ;o)

  • many thanks Claudia for your lovely comment :-)

    – viennablue

  • OldGoat
    OldGoatover 3 years ago


  • Cheers Rich :-)

    – viennablue

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful, love the form and colour….supper after the tub sounds great lol hugs xxx

  • thank you m’dear for the lovely words, yeah that tub is a real treasure after a long walk. no such luck this week, weather foul and working most of the day! Swanage has been awful today, rain, rain and more rain. only the hardy were out there today :-)

    – viennablue

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 3 years ago


  • thank you Carol

    – viennablue

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 3 years ago

    Nature has her own fractal factory!

  • she sure does, thanks for calling by :-)

    – viennablue

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Intriguing abstract art. Love that green!

  • thank you Thea for this lovely comment, most appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

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