Elmwood Park's snowy day 3

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 14 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This area is called the grotto. What we see here is a square crop to better show the detail. Out of to the left is a large open space with terraced gardens. The stairway on the other side leads to the upper level and a city golf course. In the middle of the image is a strong ironwork fence that keeps visitors from falling into the creek.

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Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh wow - now THIS is what I call Stairway to Heaven! Beautiful, Karla ;-)

15 Jan 2012 2:18am

@Denny Jump Photo: Golly, thanks, Denny! Although, I can't take credit for the beauty of these stairs. ;) It is an extremely (for me) difficult place to photograph. The trees intrude all the way around, and the only way I could get it to look decent in a small image was to get in close with a square crop. Those stairs you see? I have never climbed them! I know what is on the upside however, since the roadway winds around and up and along the edge of the gulf course.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding

15 Jan 2012 2:18am

@john4jack: Thanks very much, Jack! Your latest post is superb!!

akbar from gorgan, Iran

very beautiful winter shot,beautiful place

15 Jan 2012 4:28am

@akbar: Thank you, Akbar. Welcome and thank you for your nice comment. :

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

This is really beautiful, Karla. I love the way the railing curves through the frame and how the steps lead the eye upward into all that snowy goodness. Well done!

15 Jan 2012 4:48am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much, Jason! The curves are what attracted me, too.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Beautiful line...your next assignment is to climb the stairs ; ] best…jf

15 Jan 2012 4:53am

@ordinaryimages: Yikes!! All the way to the top? Guess I could give it a try, but only if the stairs are clear and dry. It would be interesting to see the perspective from that side of the grotto. Thanks for your visit here, and for your comment...gave me a good laugh. :D

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

lovely sweeping lines through the image.

15 Jan 2012 6:34pm

@Ted: Thank you, Ted.

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

It's realy winterwonderland!!!

15 Jan 2012 8:33pm

@Richard Geven: That is exactly what it felt like while out in it. Since this kind of wet, heavy, clinging snow is unusual for here (we more often get a dryer snow), we felt the magic everywhere we went. Thanks, Richard, for your visit and cooment! :)

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27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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