Saturday, January 2, 2010

as skaters traced patterns in the ice

and here at last in black and white

here's the original image, Bob. what do you think?


flakes floated gently down on a snow globe afternoon

27 comments:

Malyss said...

This picture looks like old postcards that I used to collect when I was a child.. How charming view!
I had lost my Internet connexion, but I'm glad to be back to wish you a Happy New year!

Birdman said...

Again, we're thinking alike. I thought of an old postcard too. Is this near the homestead? To me, it's just so January in northern NE.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Currier, Ives and Brattcat.

Kate said...

Interesting colour tone on the photo.

brattcat said...

Thanks and best wishes to you all. Birdman, this is at a friend's house in Marlboro, about a twenty minute drive from Brattleboro.

Small City Scenes said...

What fun to have a pond that freezes so cold to skate on. Of course you can do that in Vermont. My pond has never frozen over. MB

Sunny said...

A step back in time, skating, friends and hot chocolate.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

What a beautiful description of a lovely scene. I agree, it does look like an old postcard.

Amin said...

It is very interesting photo.

Yvi said...

Lovely Photo, I like it!

Greetings an all the best for 2010!
Yvi

In Real Life said...

A Winter Wonderland!

lizziviggi said...

How charming! The only ice skating I've come in contact with is the indoor-rink kind. This is much more picturesque!

Thank you for your kind words. Although I miss Mom so much, you're absolutely right that my girls give me hope for the future-- and I see her reflected in their faces every day.

Happy New Year, and best wishes for a fantastic 2010.

glenda said...

Just lovely! This brings back memories of my childhood. Thanks.

VP said...

Lovely picture, timeless image!

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked so much this colour, in fact a perfect postcard!
Thanks so much for your always kind comments in our blogs! :)
Btw,I hope your daughter have enjoyed Brussels!;)
*** the next time I hope you can come together and visit us in Luxembourg okay!
Hugs
Leia

Sharon Creech said...

Purrfectly charrrming, brattcat! Did you skate?

Anya said...

Happy New Year
or in Dutch we say
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar :-)

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

(We are late I know but I had a BIG cold :(

Carraol said...

Lovely scene, looks like a book illustration!

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, Kate is right, but I'm not sure about the coloration. I'd like to see what this looks like in the original color.

MCCasey said...

I love this. Reminds me of old times,

Andreea said...

I vote for the original although I have to agree with some of the comments that the sepia works well for a postcard.

Bob Crowe said...

Hey, thanks for posting the original. I'd convert it to B&W, no sepia. Remember, don't eat yellow snow.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

This is a classic winter scene; classic as in timeless. In color it looks like it was taken yesterday. Sepia gives it the turn of the 20th century look. Actually a nice rich black and white would look the best I think. Snow scenes end up being monochromatic anyway.

siu said...

Personally, I like this photo that way, I mean sepia; I fear as b/w it'd appear too hard.

Tash said...

Superb image (I prefer the original) and the description evokes an added dimension...yes, dimension.

JM said...

They all look great!

Paula said...

Very iconic, I thought of Currier and Ives but I like this better, all three versions.