Friday, June 29, 2012

Bleak or beautiful.....?


I'm one hundred percent sure that Rae from Perth and Other Places would agree with me when I say that a walk through Hyde Park is a super enjoyable experience winter, spring, summer and fall.. now why did Carole King's You've Got a Friend come to mind there, life is a song oui!! When the Plane Trees in the park are naked as they are now some may feel that the scene is a little desolate, personally I think the framework of these gorgeous old trees is a beautiful sight to behold, they give no shade, but none is needed, nature at it's most efficient!
and then quite unexpectedly.. a flash of colour, I'm thinking he must be wrapped up in his own warm thoughts because he certainly didn't have enough winter gear on! I'm hoping that you're having warm weekend thoughts of your own, take care and stay safe.....


34 comments:

  1. A singlet in winter...only in Perth. If you have pale skinny arms, it pays to wear some trousers that make you look interesting.

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  2. Yep, have to agree with Andrew!! What a great shot! I love it! And that does look like a lovely park -- winter or summer, bare trees or leafy ones and at least one colorful human!! Great captures for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. I like your B&W shots! So inviting, with a touch of nostalgy..very poetic!

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  4. Since I seem to land in Paris with bare trees most of the time, I'm getting an appreciation for them. This is a lovely park Grace. I hope you will bring us back again.
    V

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  5. I'm thinking he's been into the funny tobacco and just doesn't know it's cold! It does look like a park for all seasons, most parks are.

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  6. What a contrast! There I was, quietly musing that every season has a reason and its own beauty, then flame flared fella pops up! Great post Grace.

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  7. The first photo is exquisite! I think you should frame it and hang it! I would make a wonderful piece of art on the wall!

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  8. Funny how your winter looks warmer than our summer did until today (35°, not supposed to last...) I think the black and white photos are magnificent.

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  9. Love the1st shot and agree with Lowell - frame it. We are heading for 33˚C today!

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  10. I would have sworn it was a she! Such fancy colourful pants. I like the autumn part of the season very much.

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  11. Trees sans leaves can be beautiful, as all their branches are exposed and their symmetry apparent. Really lends itself to Black and White.

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  12. I totally agree about those trees! And, using black and white was genious for this scene!

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  13. The B & W photos of the trees are ghostly beautiful :-).

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  14. Beauty - OUI !


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  15. Excellent pictures. And yes, sometimes the mind has a temperature of its own.

    Room temperature without an A/C over here about 30C during midday. Please have a good Friday.

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  16. You are alert and appreciative of nature in all its forms. Your photography helps nature look terrific, even when naked

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  17. Lovely! I love the drama of deciduous trees.
    And he doesn't need a shirt to be warm... his trousers appear to be on fire. :p

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  18. While I don't like the cold, there is something very beautiful about those scenes...and really, no sleeves in the winter? WHAT was he thinking????

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  19. Your B&W's are stunning! I could lose myself in those trees all day. The last shot is hilariously awesome - I'll have what he's having, I want to not feel the winter cold too!

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  20. It's been hotter than heck here. I am missing the cold. Love that first photo.

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  21. Oh, it is our first really hot and humid stretch. These look lovely and cool!

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  22. It looks like winter, except for the tank top. The park resembles the grounds around the Arch.

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  23. Definitely beautiful. How are you processing your b&ws I really like the tones you are getting, particularly in the foliage.

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  24. I can just imagine snow on those black and white shots.Even though it doesn´t get very, very cold in Perth, only there have I seen people wearing shorts and t-shirts in winter, it always amazes me.

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  25. The top shot is a good example of how desolation can be beautiful too. Wonderful image, Grace!

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  26. I'll go with beautiful. It's nice to see the trees sans leaves. It allows us to appreciate their structure and form and anticipate the fullness to come.

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  27. Bleak and beautiful ... I love the skeletal structure of trees in winter.

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  28. Grace grace grace ... how did that word 'fall' get in there? Tsk ... tsk ...

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  29. hard to see it as bleak .. that sun brights up things turning bleak into beauty

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  30. I would have to vote for beautiful!

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  31. I'm with you Grace. There aren't too many reasons to mourn the end of winter, but the photographic opportunities presented by bare branches and low sunlight is one of them:-)

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  32. Great shots. Love the pants.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  33. Brilliant captures all Grace!!

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