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On Golden Blonde

By WhiteRose1  
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves! .................. Longfellow

Many thanks for the kind words on my bridges, I'm sure I have one or two more hiding on the hard-drives that might be worth airing at some point.

In the meantime this is from a walk around Hollow Ponds in Walthamstow the other day. Lots of trees with golden leaves but this one had a bit of added interest.

Exif as shown, this time. Tripod and remote release was used.

Tags: Trees Autumn colour Golden leaves Landscape and travel Walthamstow Hollow Ponds

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16 Nov 2012 8:07AM
Lovely light through those leaves. Good inclusion of the girl, does give more interest to the shot. She is probably texting so furiously here that she didn't even know you were there LOL. Like the title. Moira

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16 Nov 2012 8:08AM
This is beautiful Dave ! Great atmosphere captured - excellent Smile
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
16 Nov 2012 8:08AM
What a beautiful and lovely autumn scene! Wonderful light, colour and clarity!
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
16 Nov 2012 8:11AM
A truly delightful candid making great use of the fabulous light.

franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
16 Nov 2012 8:28AM
Wonderful image Dave.

Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
16 Nov 2012 8:37AM
Like the light and good framing the leaves give well seen and captured
Regards Richard
16 Nov 2012 8:43AM
Beautiful image Dave, super composition,
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 8:45AM
Beautifully composed with the seated lass the extra factor that lifts the shot above just a fine autumn landscape: lovely work, Dave.
16 Nov 2012 8:47AM
Beautiful image Dave. If I had 10 thumbs they would all be up for this one
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:48AM
The backlit leaves provide a beautiful frame to this scene. Great shot Dave and love the title!
Good shot good title, very nice scene capturing the imagination nice one Dave

mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 9:16AM
Beautifully composed, I love the way the curve of the trunk echoes her shoulders.
16 Nov 2012 9:23AM
nice light colours and a bit of shadow all well framed with the tree

woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 9:45AM
What a delightful find - with the golden leaves and long shadows too!
CaroleS Plus
5 361 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 9:45AM
Beautifully lit and composed
MalcolmM Plus
10 374 4 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 9:48AM
Atmospheric & beautifully composed
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
16 Nov 2012 9:54AM
I hope she was reading a book of romantic poetry rather than flicking through her iPhone. Smile
Dave, the light falling on the leaves makes this image very interesting. Deep
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
16 Nov 2012 10:26AM
a warm romantic setting, well composed . Like the low POV Smile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
16 Nov 2012 10:54AM
A wonderful title for this beautiful autumnal image, Dave. Carol
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 11:05AM
grand comp dave brilliant colour and light a cracker nice one Wink
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
16 Nov 2012 12:06PM
Cracking light which you made good use of,, good colours and shadows and a figure to go with it. Super Dave..
16 Nov 2012 12:30PM
Very nicely composed.

BrianSS 9 362 38 England
16 Nov 2012 12:39PM
I love these candid images, very nice.

Let me the one to get you to 30 votes too! Grin
16 Nov 2012 12:54PM
Dave mate excellent exposure in tricky lighting conditions, the side lighting creating many different elements in the beautiful capture.


AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
16 Nov 2012 1:14PM
Splendid light, lovely framing and excellent composition.

User_Removed 5 48 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 1:52PM
Super image, and super caption.
16 Nov 2012 2:16PM
A lovely lit composition, nice shadows. The beautiful tree and seated 'blondie' lifts this away above a very pretty autumnal shot. Well seen and taken.SmileSmile

EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 3:00PM
Perfectly composed and captured.

bill33 Plus
5 11 1 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 3:02PM
The back lighting on the leaves bring the beautiful Autumn colours alive Dave, and the added interest of the lonely girl makes for a special capture. Very well done, Bill.
16 Nov 2012 3:03PM
Excellent work,its like time has stop A1-----Gary(milky)
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 3:05PM
All been said Dave, so will reiterate a brilliant image
and great use of light..but you are the master of light
16 Nov 2012 3:09PM
A beautifully composed and captured autumnal shot, Dave, and wonderfully lit too Wink
Trev Smile
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
16 Nov 2012 4:05PM
This image as a pleasing and calming effect and just screams quality. - gary
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:41PM
Cracking shot !!!!....lovely composition, with gorgeous light !!!!
16 Nov 2012 4:59PM
Fabulous candid composition
ugly Plus
7 5 56 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 5:02PM
A very nice image...
Some one who needs a like me time...
Dan relate to that so much...
Great image with colour and detail...

carper123 Plus
4 742 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 5:10PM
Wonderful composition, Dave, beautiful colours and lighting, the young lady adding interest and enhancing the overall composition. The added bonus, she is probably thinking of you,Smile yeah dream on Dave. WinkWinkWink
Nice one.
xwang Plus
6 32 7
16 Nov 2012 5:32PM
Lovely and beautiful shot, wonderful sun light.and colour. A very good feeling on this image..
16 Nov 2012 5:46PM
what a wonderful capture
Great title and capture, Dave.

taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
16 Nov 2012 5:59PM
A msot beautiful sighting and image!
zapar40 Plus
5 66 5 Wales
16 Nov 2012 6:07PM
bill33 summed it up nicely, beautiful capture, Dave.
16 Nov 2012 7:23PM
A beautiful lighting for a candit portrait Dave. Very contrast light and you have detail all over the image, nice shot.
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:13PM

Quote:Beautifully composed with the seated lass the extra factor that lifts the shot above just a fine autumn landscape: lovely work, Dave.

Ronnie has summed it up succinctly.

marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:57PM
A wonderful image Dave, the composition is terrific, from the colours of the tree, the sense of happiness derived from the girl, to the rolling shadows falling down the hill! Marvellous!
Irishkate Plus
5 33 91 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 9:16PM
'On golden Blonde' - what a way you have with words be it your own or Longfellow's!
Great image throwing a different light on autumn!
16 Nov 2012 11:03PM
Beautiful ... Carol Grin
I love the colour light textures and shadows with magic composition.
Where did you get the blonde from?Grin.
Well done . WesternRed.
17 Nov 2012 10:38AM
A bi of Longfellow, splendid light and autumnal colour and a young lady unwittingly contributing to the mood of your image. What more could we want? Excellent shot, Dave
Tibetan 3 3 England
17 Nov 2012 12:00PM
Excellent photo, great colours, good light in the right place and shadows to, well done Dave, like the unwitting model!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:18PM
Lovely long shadows and golden tones SmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
17 Nov 2012 2:20PM
This really is a very pleasing image, Dave, both visuallt and technically. The way she is shielded and protected by the strength of the tree, the light illuminating the leaves, which are as autumnal as you will see anywhere. Great result.

netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
17 Nov 2012 8:56PM
A Beautiful image with lovely lightSmile
17 Nov 2012 10:36PM
Young lady all alone in the Autumn shadows, nice comp Dave, Peter..
17 Nov 2012 10:50PM
This is beautiful Dave,lovely shot..Lin
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 10:54PM
Beautifully done! Lovely light and a very well thought out composition! Grin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 8:44AM
Super capture Dave great light and the added bonus of the young lady . Well spotted and taken .
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
18 Nov 2012 11:43AM

Quote:A beautifully composed and captured autumnal shot, Dave, and wonderfully lit too Wink
Trev Smile

I couldn't have put it better
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
18 Nov 2012 12:03PM
Beautiful composition with wonderful light Dave.
P.S. you can put me on speed dial, but it's hard to do tiling through the telephone Wink
18 Nov 2012 12:57PM
Wonderful light, composition and candid shot.

18 Nov 2012 8:24PM
Lovely autumn scene.
Paree 10 616 3
18 Nov 2012 11:25PM
and such a clever title

18 Nov 2012 11:47PM
Lovely image.
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
19 Nov 2012 7:59AM
Wonderful shot Lad but may I suggest a tighter r/h crop so as to keep eye in the main frame.

almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 10:58AM
A pretty image with the backlit leaves and trunk nicely composed. However, the figure provides the essential focal point and interest, giving a very contemplative mood to enhance the still and autumnal feel. The FG shadows nicely help frame the figure.
19 Nov 2012 1:48PM
A splendid light & cute pic.
Lovely come and great colours.
20 Nov 2012 2:44PM
Great title, lovely image.

John Smile
20 Nov 2012 6:21PM
wonderful image .
21 Nov 2012 10:14AM
great title dave, excellent contrasty image, nice pov
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
24 Nov 2012 6:18PM
A beautiful scene but an oh so corny title!Wink The blonde babe certainly enhances this image!Grin

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