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Farm track, Towton


Sometimes I think that I don't appreciate the place where I live enough. 20+ years tends to blind you to the beauty that lies all around you.

I took this shot a while ago (well you can tell that by the green fields) but it got lost in the all the other stuff because at the time I just took a quick shot when the sun shone through the clouds and it didn't really register. 

Tonight I came across it again and suddenly saw the place I pass so often in a different way. It is nothing special, just a muddy puddle and a road that goes nowhere but it is the landscape that surrounds me.







Farm track, Towton


Sometimes I think that I don't appreciate the place where I live enough. 20+ years tends to blind you to the beauty that lies all around you.

I took this shot a while ago (well you can tell that by the green fields) but it got lost in the all the other stuff because at the time I just took a quick shot when the sun shone through the clouds and it didn't really register. 

Tonight I came across it again and suddenly saw the place I pass so often in a different way. It is nothing special, just a muddy puddle and a road that goes nowhere but it is the landscape that surrounds me.







comments (24)

That filthy old track looks inviting: the way you've trated it here Paul. Very nice image
paul: It is amazing what the right light can do for a place
This is very dramatic & bloody good, Paul!!
paul: thanks Dave - the sky was a gift
Very nice. Great sky and composition.
paul: thanks very much David
Very dramatic image, Paul, with that flash of gold. (:o)
paul: the right light turns mud into gold smile
This is superb Paul. Most of us don't really look at what is on our doorstep enough.
paul: I had stopped there to take a different picture altogether and nearly walked past this scene
My word Paul ... you have really upped the anti with this one and all the better for it. Great richard
paul: thanks Richard. I wonder how many other good pictures are languishing in the files?
Cracking shot Paul.
paul: thanks Michael
Yes, cracking shot!
paul: smile thanks
It's a work of art, Paul. Brilliant.
paul: well I don't know about that, but I like the look of it
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2008, 10:43
You are quite right about appreciating what is around us. We always long for the exotic, something different to the everyday reality of our lives but quite often it's under our nose. The light shining on this muddy path turns the scene into something quite remarkable. This reminds me of the countryside in Lincolnshire where I used to live - big skies, flat fields and not much else.
Ingrid
paul: I am always wishing that I lived by the coast - I should make the most of what is all around me
  • pao
  • Philippines
  • 8 Nov 2008, 10:57
what an amazing sky you captured here. and i love the lines on the field, even the brown one that looks like a gash through the emerald green. nicely done!
paul: thank you Pao - this is fairly typical of the countryside all around where I live. Most of the time it seems rather boring but when the light is right...
  • Dan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2008, 11:41
incredible picture.
great colour and i love those rays of light.
keep it up!
Dan
paul: I've been enjoying your pictures too Dan - you always have an original take on things
  • Brenda Brunelle
  • Canada
  • 8 Nov 2008, 14:01
Just love it! Very dramatic.
paul: you can't go wrong with a bit of drama smile
  • FLOOG
  • The windmills of my mind
  • 8 Nov 2008, 15:22
This is absolutely magnificent, Paul. A superb photograph and stunning processing.

First class
paul: It didn't require too much twiddling to bring out the best in it
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2008, 15:30
I don't think it would work in b&w as well as it does in color, but I'm tempted to see the monochrome version, if the drama is still there.
Kudos to the way you composed it, Paul.
paul: I have tried to do a B&W version but can't achieve an effect that I like
This is absolutly magnificent. Grerat shot Paul.
paul: thanks Richard - it seems to have gone down well with people smile
Everyone already wrote what I wanted to say....
Madly Beautiful!!!!
paul: well thank you for echoing that
Yeah what a mundane picture NOT!!
paul: well usually it is the most mundane of places, but when the light is right...
wow Paul stunning scene and pping smile one of your finest mateysmile
paul: Just shows you need to keep your eyes open to what is around you
  • KenC
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2008, 21:10
Your quote Paul "It is nothing special" is so so wrong.This is a superb capture.Well done!
paul: I was pleased with how it turned out.
Perhaps we all ought to go out and photograph say within 3 - 4 miles of where we live. Who knows, we might all come up with a lovely photo like this.
paul: sounds like a great idea Brian
  • mcmfoto
  • Catalonia
  • 9 Nov 2008, 16:09
These lights and clouds make the place special. And good eye to capture them.
Wow, very dramatic atmosphere, very good one !
Dramatic scape Paul, great lights and colours.
Yes you right, is is amazing what can do the light.

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