Elmwood Park's snowy day 2

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 11 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The tall pine seen here is the same as the pine tree in the center of yesterday's image, but from a different angle of view. This place is on an edge of Elmwood Park, along Happy Hollow Boulevard. It is a small depression in the landscape that looks rural in the right season and the right light. Beyond the trees is a deep ravine in which runs a small creek. This is an image that could be cropped square, as well. I am categorizing it today as cityscape, although it looks more like a landscape.

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franz from Baden, Austria

absolutely winter wonderland ...

11 Jan 2012 7:50pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I really like your series here, Karla. And I also am enjoying (and admiring) your wonderful text! You do a marvelous job in description and narration - a lot of folks don't realize (in my opinion) how important this can be to the overall appreciation and enjoyment of an image. Your work here - both, editorially and pictorially - is just super ;-) I Like your choice of this being a cityscape based upon your narrative...case in point! .... On a lighter note, perhaps, this makes me think of the scene in "Christmas Vacation" where the Griswald family is trudging through the snow out in the middle of nowhere and Ellen tells Clark (Griswald): "Clark, Audrey's frozen from the waist down!" and Clark responds: "All part of the experience, Ellen..!" I better stop before AM3 cuts me off....All the best Karla - loved your email - thanks ;-)

11 Jan 2012 9:07pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny and LOL!!! about the Griswold reference!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Simply breathtaking !

11 Jan 2012 9:32pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you, Ana Lúcia!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


12 Jan 2012 4:56am

@john4jack: Thanks, for your comment and visit!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Somehow, you make this look so playful - I quite forget it it is cold, too !

12 Jan 2012 6:24am

@Ronnie 2¢: I sure do recall the cold moments! :)) This one, however, was a little easier to do than some others.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

That looks like heaven to me (although I can feel the winter chill in this beautiful photograph).

12 Jan 2012 8:52am

@Arnd: Winter is great. One has to be dressed for it, though. I have long thought that is the secret. The thing about winter, however, is it takes longer to get dressed for it!

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

beautiful white! :)
good weekend...

13 Jan 2012 3:59pm

@Jac: Thank you, Jac!! A good weekend to you, also!

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

We had only rain and storm...
This is so beautiful, perfect for me ;-)

13 Jan 2012 6:15pm

@Richard Geven: A lot of areas had no snow this year, disappointing for those who enjoy the esthetics and the sports. Thanks for your comments! :)

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

A true winter wonderland.

14 Jan 2012 1:54am

@Jim: It definitely was a wonderland that day and the next, complete with a milky white sky. Just amazing day to be out with the camera. We were fortunate it was a weekend with lots of time to explore. Three days later, it was all melting away.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

So pretty, crisp and white with gorgeous dark tones and contrast from the trunks and branches.

14 Jan 2012 3:39am

@Rick: Thanks again, Rick, for your lovely comments! :)

Kala from United States

Gorgeous, wintry image. I live not too far from there.

14 Jan 2012 4:59am

@Kala: What??!!!! You live near Elmwood Park? I am in the Dundee neighborhood. I love your creative and beautiful art on your blog. I just explored them all again. Gorgeous work.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Just looked at this lovely series, beautiful

14 Jan 2012 8:26am

@Christine: Thank you, Christine! Thanks for your visit and comment! :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, all really good

14 Jan 2012 8:50am

@CElliottUK: Thanks very much!!

Mary from PA, United States

Gorgeous winter scene....I love when the snow lays on the branches.

14 Jan 2012 4:22pm

@Mary: Mary, thanks for visiting here and your comment. Snow clinging to branches is unusual here. If there is that kind of clinging snow, sunlight and wind the next day makes it all fall off rather quickly. This particular day the coatings lasted for two full days, although the first day of it seemed the best or freshest.

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Une jolie photo de cette blancheur immaculée et encore vierge de traces ..... compliments

14 Jan 2012 9:51pm

@mimicy: Merci! Mimicry. Thank you for visiting and leaving you kind comment.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A winter wonderland!

15 Jan 2012 4:26am

@Steve Rice: It sure is, Steve. We were astounded as we looked out the window before realizing we needed to get out there with camera!!!!

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Lovely snowy scene. You took advantage of the snowy day. What category to use for some of my photos is always a question.

20 Jan 2012 11:21am

@Anita: The categories are sometimes halfway between what I think I should choose. I have looked around at other images to see what others have chosen. That helps me---most of the time!