Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Winter Skies

That Old Tree

That Old Tree

Two very different winter photos of a very familiar scene. The Swedish Whitebeam at Välsta. I never get bored with this view as it looks different every time. The top photo is the most recent. I shot that yesterday when everything was very white. The blue sky photo is a week older. On that day it was much colder, and as you can see the tree was covered with frost. On both occasions I had to walk through the snow to get here, as part of the path leading up to the old tree hasnt been ploughed. But I guess that the extra exercise should be considered a bonus!

Skywatch Friday.

24 comments:

Mark Bellamy said...

Hi Steffe
Great pictures. They make me feel very good today as it is 36 degrees and unbearable humidty.
Mark
http://clarencevalleytoday.blogspot.com/

MrsLittleJeans said...

I would not tire of it either...whew!

bfarr said...

I like them both, but especially the top shot.

Kris said...

Both a beautiful!

Amiko said...

WOW.. nice pictures!

J Bar said...

I always like the contrast shots that you show. Beautiful.
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Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots Steffe!

Randy said...

So very beautiful. I love the one of the gray ski best.

Kcalpesh said...

Vast contrast!! Both of the captures are spectacular!!


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Jack said...

A Swedish Monet. He liked to do haystacks and Rouen Cathedral over and over again at different times and in different lights. I like your tree, too.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the weather there .. it's 40 degrees in KL !
Just beautiful ...

Olivier said...

la première photo, elle est magnifique bravo

Liz said...

Both photos are awesome.

Mine is here.

ladyfi said...

That tree is amazing. Two gorgeous shots!

Andy said...

Interesting post. Two photos of the same scene but each one different. The work of a true photographer.

VP said...

This tree is amazing and I have been following it for a while through your pictures.

brattcat said...

always, always happy to see this tree. two marvelous images, steffe. that kind of exercise is all you need to justify eating a lovely sweet upon returning home.

Laurence said...

You have taken so many pictures of this tree that there should be your footprints in the grounds, exactly where you stand ;-) very nice picture!

Sharon Creech said...

I love these comparison photos and I love this tree.

Jacob said...

Always find the old tree of interest - in every season!

Carola said...

The frosty one is my favorite, if I had to choose. But the very best are both together. They tell so much about light, weather. Perfect!

Steve Scauzillo said...

Love the photos, Steffe. The second one is tricking the eye because the blue of the sky makes the tree seem a bit yellow. Also, love winter shots. It is 81 degrees F in LA today. Not very wintery.

Claudiu Fabian Milea said...

Hei, Yes, the trees are very similar.
Great blog.
Thanks for your visit.

Corey Templeton said...

Very nice. I really dig that top photo.