Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some Moody Photos

On Tuesday, Brit Boy and I traveled to Salisbury once again and along the way, I took some photos as we rode along. It was a cloudy day with bits of sun here and there, so the light was very interesting. I love the way that the trees look with no leaves as they reach for the sky. I was in the mood to take some black and white photos. It sort of suited the day. Some are blurry, but I thought I'd share them anyway. I love how photographs catch a moment in time, so this is a series of photos of our time that day. It's mostly a photo essay of our path to Salisbury. I hope you enjoy it :-)












This photo above is really blurry, but I thought it was interesting that the raindrops stood out.





21 comments:

giftsofthejourney said...

I am always somewhat amused when we drive past Stonehenge on the side of the road like it's an ordinary structure.

PJ said...

i would love to see stonehenge. thanks for sharing your journey, i really liked it.

hugz!

Mayet said...

lovely pictures!!thanks for sharing.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You got some awesome shots, Dori. The black and white really adds to them.

RE Ausetkmt said...

lovely photos dori. I love the etherial quality of the black and whites. it makes them timeless. so are you going to become a photo journalist ? seems to suit you.

Nomad said...

Nice photos but one question. Are these B&W pics or is it just like that in winter? (I may be joking, I am not sure until I hear your answer!) Take care

Simone said...

These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing a bit of your journey!

Dori said...

Giftsofthejourney,
Yeah, I know what you mean...I feel the same way these days. It's strange how things become normal over time :)

PJ,
I hope you get your chance to visit Stonehenge one day :) I'm so glad you enjoyed coming along. Hugs to you!

Mayet,
So glad you liked the pictures :) Thanks for visiting.

Susan,
Thanks :) Yeah, that's what I thought. I love black and white photography...it just adds another layer.

RE Ausetkmt,
So glad you liked my photos as we rode along :) Exactly, I feel that too, it just makes it timeless and you look closer I think. I'd LOVE to be a photojournalist. You read my heart :) I'm going to work on it. Have a fabulous weekend!

Nomad,
Yep, they're black and white photos. It gets bleak here sometimes, but it's not quite that dark ;-) Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend :)

Simone,
So glad you like them :) It's my absolute pleasure. Have a wonderful weekend!

heidi said...

These are so beautiful!Thank you for sharing! You are so lucky to see such great history!

Jacqueline said...

Hello Dori,
I love trees, especially when they have no leaves. Bare trees have an art form and spiritual quality that cannot be duplicated. While they are bare, the symbol of "not being afraid to bear your soul" while "still standing tall" inspires me.

Congrats. Great job! :-)

Jennifer said...

You've got it right -- those trees are reaching for the sky. And I love the sky shots as well.

Emm said...

What lovely moody photos! I only visited Stonehenge when in Salisbury but perhaps should have visited the town too.

Mike Golch said...

Thanks for taking me along with you and Brit Boy via the photos.I enjoyed the trip.

Vixen said...

I love these moody photos. Especially the stonehenge one! Awesome.

Deidre said...

Love the black and white! gorgeous! :)

Mike Foster said...

awesome pics, but all i can add is: can't wait for spring...

peace,
mike
livelife365

Roz said...

Those are very atmospheric photos! They remind me of what England is like in the winter!!

Krystal Grant said...

What beautiful pictures. They look like post cards. And what a great use of personification..."the trees with no leaves reach for the sky". (I'm an English teacher, so I caught that). You make me want to travel. The only place I've been outside the east cost of the US is Jamaica on my honeymoon. And we didn't see any of the island. we stayed at the resort for 4 days playing pool! So sad.

Dori said...

Heidi,
I'm so glad you liked my photos :)

Jacqueline,
I love trees too...so much! :) And yes, the bare trees are a favorite of mine...they appear like art to me. And I love your words...you said it exactly right. I totally agree :)

Jennifer,
So glad you enjoyed them. I really enjoyed taking those photos :)

Emm,
Oh yes, you should definitely visit Salisbury. It is a very interesting place :) So glad you liked my photos.

Mike,
You're so welcome! :)

Vixen,
So glad you like them :) Thanks for visiting me.

Deidre,
Thank you :) I love black and white photography!

Mike,
So glad you liked my photos and I'm with you Mike, I am SO ready for spring :)

Roz,
Yeah, that whole day had an interesting atmosphere :) Yep, it's winter in England ;-)

Krystal,
Thanks :) I love that you caught my personification. We could hang out for sure :) And I'm so honored that something I've shared in some small way has inspired you to travel more. That's wonderful :)

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

Wow, those pictures are incredible. My favorite is with the rain drops, just beautiful

Dori said...

Alicia,
I'm so glad that you like my pictures :) I love the raindrops one too. It was just by chance. Thanks as always for stopping by!