Standing tall

by Helen Hooker January. 21, 2011 6688 views

My Mum and I went out for a spot of retail therapy this morning and on our way home we made a detour to Slindon. When I visited Slindon yesterday I spotted a stone folly in the distance which I??d never noticed before so we decided to try and figure out where it was and how to reach it. As it happens we found the right road but it was little more than a muddy track and certainly not suitable for my Mini ?? I can see I??ll be going back on foot, armed with wellington boots and my camera on another occasion! After that we travelled home via Goodwood and I thought the low afternoon sunshine looked rather appealing as it came through the trees in Selhurst Wood. As ever I had my camera with me so I jumped out of the car to grab a few frames. The first shot here was taken aiming towards the sun, although I had to be careful to avoid catching the sun directly in the frame. My second shot is something of an experiment. I saw an article in a magazine this week about taking photos of woodland while panning vertically to create a blurred, abstract effect. I tried a few at various shutter speeds and this one worked best for me. It may not be to everyone??s tastes but I like the warm softness of the beech leaves on the ground against the hard vertical lines.

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Nagy László 10 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful! :)

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Gracie 10 years, 9 months ago

Nice set! Love the first one.

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Andrea 10 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful shots!

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Kate 10 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful - I like #2 but agree it does have a strange effect on my eyes

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Miguel Cruz 10 years, 9 months ago

Magníficas imágenes!!

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Anna 10 years, 9 months ago

These are both very good, but I love the second one! I'm going to have to try that effect myself!

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Anadaaki 10 years, 9 months ago

Nice set!

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Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 9 months ago

As opposed to "sitting pretty"? I do like the clarity and proportions of the first.

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Moira 10 years, 9 months ago

opps just posted nearly at the same time as Andarta and practically the same words how strange!!!!

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Moira 10 years, 9 months ago

Lovely I like the first , the second is a bit too woobly for my liking but still a good efect , would make a nice painting .

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Andarta 10 years, 9 months ago

Nice pictures. I really like the first one (added to my favourites) and the second one looks like a painting, well done.

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Thomas Thompson 10 years, 9 months ago

Wow love the first shot well done

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Anna 10 years, 9 months ago

Wow, stunning. Very nice pictures.

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Juhász Imre 10 years, 9 months ago

Soperb! I like especially #1.

10 years, 9 months ago Edited
Josy 10 years, 9 months ago

Very gorgeous set ! Second is amazing and I like it : An abstarction of red velvet

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Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 9 months ago

[b]The light and colors are very nice in this post.[/b]

[i]But Helen, please forgive me, for the second picture made me feel like migraine is coming...[/i]

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