Avenue of Trees

By SlowSong
Looking out from the Palm House at Kew Gardens down the avenue of trees. All the windows were misted up, so were my specs and my camera for about 5 minutes due to the heat and constant spraying of water that goes on. B/w layer over the colour then taken down a touch to give it a faded look.

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Tags: Photo journalism General Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Portraits and people Wildlife and nature sorry if I put too many tags on this but not sure what itd come under

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frz67 8 10 32 Italy
19 Nov 2012 4:38PM
love the processing and the two blurred figures.
well seen Chris


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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
19 Nov 2012 5:04PM
This proves there is photographs every where if you only look, really well done. - gary
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:41PM
Thanks for the explanation of the processing, I like it. Gives a weathered, grungy feel.
Interesting, bold composition, inside and outside given equal importance. Those blurred figures are wonderful, I assume you wiped a patch of window clean? I don't think I'd dare to take my camera in there.
I'm unsure as to how to tag a lot of my pictures, but I think PJ applies - it's a record of the day's experience and observations after all, isn't it.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:44PM
I like the treatment here it works really well. Ken
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Nov 2012 5:48PM
Great treatment, fabulous result! I love it!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Nov 2012 5:55PM
No, I didn't wipe the window Moira. It was very much a grab shot. I saw the people and quickly snapped. Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 6:07PM
Great shot Chris
Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 7:20PM
This is really well crafted. The use of the olde style frame also adds to the effect. Anything with more vibrance and saturation just wouldn't have worked. I also think that anything other than two figures there would have destroyed it. Sheer brilliance mate ! ...Peter
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
19 Nov 2012 7:25PM
Processing and structure/details - glorious.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 7:25PM
Love the composition, Chris, while the faded look - far too ancient-looking to be cast as grunge - is superb.
The scene could perhaps be interpreted differently: two old codgers have popped out of the golf club locker-room for a swift puff on their pipes before heading for the bar.
(I haven't been in a golf-club locker room since 1967, but I did smoke a pipe in them days and I have been an old codger since I entered my teens . . .)
What do I mean? Atmosphere joins composition and subject-matter and presentation to form the madeleine, dipped in the tisane of memory . . .
Excellent work.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Nov 2012 7:50PM
Phew! Well chuffed, thanks Bill. Smile
And everyone else for their very nice comments. SmileSmileSmile
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 8:06PM
And to think you were just down the road Chris. It sums up Kew in a nutshell.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Nov 2012 8:54PM
after a while everything blurs GrinGrin
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
19 Nov 2012 9:05PM
love this

excellent work
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 10:47PM
Terrific capture then processing Chris! I thought at first it was through the window of an old steam train, then I read your narrative! Excellent work!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Nov 2012 11:30PM
Excellent Chris, creative beauty.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Nov 2012 1:11AM
I like the processing!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 7:41AM
I do like the way you have processed this, well captured.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
20 Nov 2012 8:26AM
A unique composition and your processing adds much to the overall effect.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 11:47AM
Superb shot, fantastic composition and processing, really excellent love it Smile

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Nov 2012 2:36PM
You've cracked it this time Chris..32 people can't be wrong. A winner all the way.
20 Nov 2012 3:59PM
A good abstract.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Nov 2012 4:24PM
An excellent piece of work, Chris, great bit if processing Smile Looks rather like an old postcard Wink
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:38PM
This is lovely - well processed Chris SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 1:19AM
Looks like what I can see without my glasses...
Grin a bit of a blur... I really like the image! Good work... IB
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Nov 2012 6:03PM
I am not surprised to see the treasured woolybill award here. what wonderful grot and pixelated effect Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 10:32PM
A great grab shot and very nicely crafted in the post processing. I love Bill's interpretation too, a fine story.

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Very nice find...
The old door rotting..
The Safety glass distors and becomes like an old photo...
Very nice comp...
Well seen well taken..

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:29PM
All rounder great shot Chris!
a part of this to every ones idea of a brilliant image
love it! and the mystery to it
xwang 9 56 8
22 Nov 2012 5:53PM
Beautiful work, excellently done! Wonderful texture and colour..great work, Chris.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
23 Nov 2012 10:44PM
Excellent image, great postprocessing.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 7:37PM
There is something very special about this beautiful image!
28 Nov 2012 9:30AM
A superb effect created by skillful processing of an image full of atmosphere!

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