Down by the Riverside 2

By mrswoolybill
Another possible calendar shot from the Tyne Riverside Country Park. This was taken an hour or so after yesterday's, when the sun had finally appeared over the brow of the hills. If you look carefully you will see the change in the tones of the mist and the shadows.
The leaves seem to fall so quickly, they have scarcely changed colour and already many of the trees are bare.
I'm not a landscaper, these shots are about the way that local people enjoy the Riverside and why we love it.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2012 7:57AM
like the horizontal light...works well to enhance the colours Smile

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
14 Nov 2012 8:04AM
The blue contrasts so well with the golden browns. I wouldn't like to be running next to that guy though, I'd probably end up with a broken rib or two from those elbows!!

Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:07AM
It was quite funny with the joggers Dave. They saw me standing waiting with the camera so they ducked behind me, onto the grass, to keep out of my picture. Which gave me a much more interesting composition - I ditched the shots I took of people actually on the path!
Moira
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
14 Nov 2012 8:07AM
A wonderful place to go for a jog, Moira, and great for dog walking, too Smile Carol
MacroMeister 3 62 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:16AM
I'm not sure if it's meant to be a shot of the joggers, or a shot of the very nice trees on the right. It seems a shot of two halves. The sky is a nice blue, but it's empty and covers a lot of the frame space.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:21AM

Quote:I'm not sure if it's meant to be a shot of the joggers, or a shot of the very nice trees on the right. It seems a shot of two halves.


Quote:these shots are about the way that local people enjoy the Riverside and why we love it.

NB These shots are uploaded under Photo journalism as main tag.
Moira
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
14 Nov 2012 8:51AM
Another lovely autumnal scene being enjoyed by not only yourself but also the joggers in the picture.
I can feel the cold against my face whilst my eyes feel the warmth of the sunlight as it is strewn across the landscape and gathered by the leaves as they rustle in the gentle fresh morning breeze waiting for their turn to fall to earth.
Isn't it amazing what you can find in a picture, if only you let yourself be drawn in by it.

Andy
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:17AM
I was only thinking yesterday how quickly the trees are becoming bare, and how soon the wonderful colours of the leaves will disappear as they are swept up.
You had a wonderful sky for this capture Moira - and that blue jacket jumps off the page SmileSmile
Helen
The joggers are about to run through a much colder patch shaded by the tree the area looks chilly in comparison to the part with the golden leaves. Funny how i go out n cold weather yet find it strange that runners are out there too. We all love what WE do and our hobbies seem to many oddball and daft I'm sure.

Dougie
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:51AM
Thanks everyone. For me, this is about people, in a very big space. We're heading down there for a walk later this morning, it's not quite on our doorstep but not far off.
Moira
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 11:25AM
This is beautiful and such lovely tones.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 11:44AM
Don't talk to me about leaves Moira.
My back garden was covered with them.
It took Jan ages to sweep them all up on Sunday !!
Good light and colours in this one.
Mick.
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
14 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Get the Lycra on Moira and I'll be down.
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 12:07PM
Wonderful light and well balanced compo that reaval the beauty of the clearance, the trees and the path. Excellent colour shot in itself and also for the calendar, Moira.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Nov 2012 1:00PM
You're right Moira, it seems no time at all from the colours changing, to the leaves all being down on the ground. That grass in the shade looks a bit frosty too! Wink A super capture, Moira, with the joggers very nicely positioned Smile
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 1:08PM
Thanks again; we've been walking down there this morning, there's scarcely a leaf left on the horse chestnut trees, just ten days after this was taken.
Moira
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:16PM
Many lines here suggesting a left to right movement ( of the eye) and a hint of the diagonal---
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:17PM
I do like the light in this, but yesterday's had more appeal for me, the people seemed more important in the image than today's.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 1:37PM

Quote:Many lines here suggesting a left to right movement ( of the eye) and a hint of the diagonal---

Thanks for commenting on that. I like the tension of right-left movement of the runners, because it's not what the eye expects - the diagonal rising left-right creates balance to my way of seeing.

Quote:yesterday's had more appeal for me, the people seemed more important in the image than today's.

I agree Joline. What I really wanted was a cyclist in a bright red jacket. I waited for ages, then when one did come by I was talking to a friend and missed him entirely. This was the last picture that I took, and I liked it the best. But after that I realised that the frost had melted on the deep grass and as a result I was getting very wet feet.
One further point - I was surprised that nobody had mentioned horrible striation in the sky. I now realise that it's my monitor screen that's streaky from its last cleaning...
Moira
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Nov 2012 2:20PM
Looks fine to me nice clear shot, like the colours and blue elbows balances out the shot, my eyes went first to the trees and then to the runners and dog, and along the path, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:36PM
Some lovely harmonies of contrasts here, Moira. Love the 'zingy' blue and blue-green against the golds. Autumnal splendour!

Tel*
I do agree with runners coming into the shot , not what the eye expects but then again it's Moira and you always look for the unexpected, and find it !!! I also like the blue colour on the runner just gives the shot that bit extra. good work like it.

John
14 Nov 2012 6:18PM
Hope you asked them to do a lap for you Moira Smile

John Smile
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
14 Nov 2012 6:25PM
Another fine Autumnal scene Moira.

Ken
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 6:38PM
I think it's a great shot. Lovely tones and lines radiating out nicely from the left.

David
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:43PM

Quote:I was only thinking yesterday how quickly the trees are becoming bare, and how soon the wonderful colours of the leaves will disappear as they are swept up.
You had a wonderful sky for this capture Moira - and that blue jacket jumps off the page SmileSmile
Helen

my thoughts exactly - I dont know if its just me but the colour this year seems to be stronger and prettier but didnt last long before the leaves fell!
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
14 Nov 2012 10:48PM
Another great image Moira, as for yesterdays I never can understand why folk think that a cold autumn scene needs to be '' warmed up '' I always like to show what I see and not what people think it should look like.

gary
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 12:20AM
A beautiful scene and well captured. I think the joggers add to the image and they are well positioned
Jim
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:15PM
Striking image for the colours and beauty of the place. Well seen! IB
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
15 Nov 2012 10:10PM
A good looking landscape Moira - perfect for a calendar I would think!

You've ended up with a rather nice composition, with the diagonal line running through the tops of the trees, and the diagonal lead of the path. The colour is very nice.

I was hoping to find that mono when I checked in today Smile

Anne
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:10AM
Thanks Anne. Mono of yesterday's will follow - I reckon it's good enough for its own slot!
Moira
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
17 Nov 2012 8:50AM
that mix of frost and light is very good... just like it is here on a sunny day.
the joggers add some extra interest, the park as a valued part of public life
20 Nov 2012 8:00PM
Excellent contender for an autumn image for a calendar.
Bright and colourful and very now with the inclusion of the joggers / dog walker.

David
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 5:34PM
Wonderful light, shadows and glorious autumnal colours in this appealing seasonal image
27 Nov 2012 3:55PM
Absolutely brilliant light, nice composition,
Johanna

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