Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sulky Training Near The Old Tree

That Old Tree

Sulky training at Välsta in Tungelsta yesterday afternoon. As I came down the path for my 178th photo of the Swedish Whitebeam, I just missed the horse and trap so I shouted to the man asking if he was coming back towards the tree. His response was "many times" so I took a walk for a few minutes looking for any new signs of spring on this chilly April day. If you feel like watching a slideshow with all my photos of this beautiful tree press here.

17 comments:

Julie said...

Firstly, I love this action shot of the horse and sulky. You could easily have him as one of your strangers - but I guess he does not stay still long enough for you to chat with him!

I took your slideshow - what a show! How long did 178 shots take: over what period of time? You have all seasons covered: the road is gorgeous in them all. It is such a lovely sensuous curve. Were they bee hives in one of them?

Great concept, Steffe ...

cieldequimper said...

I love your tree! I can't wait to see the next one. The training sulky just adds movement but the beauty is the tree itself.

Clueless in Boston said...

I don't think a thousand pictures of that tree would be too many; it's magnificent. This is a nice capture too with the sulky sauntering by.

That is the chicken said...

It's a beautiful tree and the horse next to it is a great composition. I'm on my way to work but will return for the slide show!
Something to look forward too after my commute.

Anonymous said...

I see the horse saw you taking his picture. It is a nice picture too.

Steffe said...

As with many of my photo projects it all started over at flickr. I posted a photo of the old tree on Christmas Day 2005. Someone suggested that I should join the A photo A Week project, and add one photo of the tree every week for 52 weeks. Which I did. It was quite tough on a few occasions with snow storms and what have you, but I really enjoyed it. And then when the year was over, people from all over the world asked me to continue. So now I add a photo every now and then, which for some odd reason often is once a week!

Antjas said...

I visited your tree at Flikr a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely loved it. You say you walk out there. How far is it?

Vogon Poet said...

Great idea the shouting, this was a photo you cannot risk to loose!
The tree is gorgeous, I checked some of the other photos as well. This project is a good idea but really requires a high degree of constancy!

Lois said...

You will never have enough pictures of this beautiful tree as far as I am concerned! This is a great shot.

m_m said...

This tree is great and so huge! Lovely calm view!

Jacob said...

What a great old tree! You find all kinds of interesting things going on around that tree!

That is the chicken said...

So I had a wild day at work...came home...watched the tree slide show and was entranced (especially by the black and white)...but I desperately wanted to know...what's the view in the other direction?

MaCoBra said...

The tree again! You should get an award for your tree series.. I think your tree is becoming the most famous tree of Sweden!

Steffe said...

Not very far at all Antjas. Just a couple of kilometres. I can show you a photo from the other direction. I took it on that visit on Christmas Day 2005. Some of my flickr contacts have also started visiting the old tree and they also have a few photos. Or if you want look at a 360 panorama, I have a few of those. Here is a 360 winter panorama, and here is a summer 360 panorama. Those photos are quite big so it's a smart idea to open those in a new window.

humanobserver said...

Pity to know that there is no leaves there.

Sally said...

It is a magnificent tree. And what a marvellous touchstone for the passing of seasons. You could do a whole blog on that tree!

Glennis said...

Lovely photo, the spreading tree is so gracious, and the horse in action adds to the mix.