Saturday, June 11, 2011

how much we miss at 35 miles per hour...

such gifts await the walker.

28 comments:

Malyss said...

This picture is out of time, so peacefull, romantic.. It could be the beginning of a story to tell..

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Some pictures are better in black and white. Beautiful!

Kate said...

Lovely monochrome. Malhyss is right; it has a special romantic and peaceful quality.

Birdman said...

Your choice of b/w works here. It reminds me of a scene near Steep Falls.

Jacob said...

I'd like to see the color version also, but I do like the b&w...reminds me of my parent's photos (taken a long time ago) of northern Minnesota!

And you're right about walking vs. riding. I'm often frustrated when I see something I want to photograph but there's no place to stop the car...

Jacob said...

Re your comment on Florida Fotos about the "port-a-potty": I think it really is portable and just stuck in the ground here...it's located at our vet's offices. Of course, I could be wrong...that's happened once or twice in my life! ;-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How tempted were you to show this in color? It is timeless in b/w and could have been plucked from an old family album with black pages and little corner triangles holding each photo in place, the location carefully scripted in white ink...

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

I am glad to live in a town where I can quite easily walk almost everywhere... Dodging cars and scooters obviously!

Sharon said...

We will soon be past the walking weather here in the desert. I'll miss it until the cool down comes in late September.

Don't unplug your hub said...

Better than a Constable painting.

Sharon Creech said...

Lurvely spots you find on your walks . . .

Doug Hickok said...

Yes! Perfect example. Just beautiful. I love a good walk around. It lifts the spirits.

cieldequimper said...

Or the cycler or the rider... Picture this 100 years ago, what has changed?

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture in b&w is great, congratulations, a very romantic scenery!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You may have already known this. Julie and I just learned during our photo shoot of Yosemite about a week ago that if you take photos using the monochrome setting in the camera, you get more gradations of light than if you take the photo in color and then convert it on the computer.

We will henceforth take photos in monochrome when we think that the scene will be a good subject for a black and white image.

Jack said...

Wonderful scene and wonderful shot, brattcat. I don't know that this is one I would have thought about converting to B+W, but it does work well.

You are so right about seeing more slowly. In my family, I do 99 percent of the driving. On those rare occasions when I am passenger, I marvel at what I see. Better yet, I LOVE hiking and biking, in large part because there is so much to see at slower speeds. (The exercise doesn't hurt, either.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is just stunning Brattcat, looks like it could be in another era, love the monochrome.

Virginia said...

I hope to be on my walking trail very soon. These bad ole knees are saying ...."maybe"!
V

Butch said...

Great B/W

JM said...

So beautiful, Brattcat!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Yes, we miss so much when we don't walk like this beautiful scene in your photo -- barbara

magiceye said...

indeed!!

Carraol said...

Amazing place, almost a story itself and the composition of your image and the use of B&W make it a beauty! Congrats

Jilly said...

How glorious. And too right - we miss even more at 70 mph...

Amin said...

Beautiful photo....

Rather be Flying said...

I'm coming over right now to walk with you! Splendid.

Tash said...

PS...the comment above is from me...just get logged on to a blog I created for my son a while back.

Giorgio said...

...and the photographer too. Very good BW shot!