Monday, January 18, 2010

monochrome monday: on orchard street

beyond the gate
a stark beauty beckons.

23 comments:

diane said...

Snow lends itself to black and white. Lovely serene scene.

Birdman said...

Like what you've done here. Hey, @8:00 we've go 10 inches and it still snowing. They said 2-4 yesterday.

Kaori said...

can almost hear the quite. just lovely!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely photograph. It could easily be in color.

Sunny said...

A lovely peaceful scene.
It has been snowing on and off all morning, it really looks like a winter wonderland.
Sunny :)

Jacob said...

Very stark and very beautiful. I think I'd like to trudge through that field (maybe to take some photos) ... for oh, five minutes or so ... then, I'd fly back to Florida. ;-)

Another superb photo, Brattcat.

And the sunset view is not exactly out view...Lois took it about a block down the street from us...much of the foreground, which you can't really see, is golf course...

Frank said...

A gate and fence seem to be an invitation to explore. I agree with Jacob that I'd take a few shots of the snow and then zoom back to our relatively warmer climate. Terrific scene and composition.

Virginia said...

And beautiful it is.
V

Kate said...

yes, it is stark and yes, it is beautiful!! B&W, a perfect choice for the subject. Despite the obviously cold weather, it looks inviting!

Amin said...

...lovely picture...,,,

Giorgio said...

...and a stark, beautiful, beckoning metaphor for the hard to reach mistery that lies beyond...

P.S. IMHO, gates and fences mostly call for B/W... perfect choice!

Malyss said...

This gate is inviting: I 'd like to push it to walk to the other side...I hear the silence appealing..

cieldequimper said...

Beyond the gate for an ivigorating walk in monochrome.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful scene. It is starkly beautiful.

Julie said...

The stark beauty of this scene is to enable our ears to come to the fore and listen to the swish.

Cezar and Léia said...

Please, open this gate because I want all this beauty ! :)
Well done!
Léia

Anya said...

It looks very inviting
Lets go in there together
we will see what happens ....

slim said...

The starkness does beckon me. I would love to walk on the other side.

magiceye said...

this is so lovely!

Tash said...

Just perfect in B&W. I like the wild look of beyond the gate...

Amin said...

I think there are a lot of beauty there.

VP said...

Great winter image. This probably would be black and white even in colors!

Amin said...

I liked this picture.