Monday, January 4, 2010

winter bench



Twenty degrees and snowy, wind howling strong. Not exactly bench-sitting weather, eh? :)

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13 comments:

Becky Brocato said...

so beautiful and stark. i love winter images, so monochromatic and a bit somber.

elvira pajarola said...

....This inviting bench makes even the most "freezing" winter day much more beautiful....!...Let's take a thick, warm blanket and sit down just for a few moments!?

Have a wonderful day, Mary!
ciao ciao elvira

Emom said...

Love the compostition! Do you ever shoot film...B/W? Would be interesting to compare the same shot in film...just call me old fashioned...smiles.

Mary said...

Ellen, I haven't shot film in years! This is actually a color shot, processed with a PS action from Red Leaf Studios called Palatine. It was pretty monochromatic to begin with, though. :)

And old-fashioned is nice!

Georgianna said...

How exquisite and wintery, Mary! I love the graphic elements of the dark and light. Oh, my, sounds like you are having some dramatic weather. No snow for us this holiday season, which I'm actually happy about. Since seldom have it, most people forget how to drive and it's chaos! A very happy start to the new year to you. :) – g

Happily Retired Gal said...

No ... it's not, but the view is delightful from a virtual distance ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Caroline said...

Brrrr...but beautiful!

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE this! Wonderful shot!

Tracy said...

Hi, Mary! Happy New Year! We're just back from our trip and catching up with you here... Feeling jet-lagged and heart-fuzzy after a sweet Christmas, good to be home and back in blogland. Very much enjoying checking in with your holiday postings Looking forward to sharing another creative and culinary year with you. Wishing you & yours all the very best of love, peace & joy in 2010! :o)

ELK said...

areal feel to this shot...love the black and white

The Photodiarist said...

This is my kind of picture. I am attracted to scenes like this. Beautiful.

Glen Hartjes said...

Love the cold starkness. Well done!

Country Girl said...

See? This is what happens when I take a night off. I miss so much.