Thursday, February 16, 2012

Golden Sunlight

The hour was golden. It was late afternoon, and the sun was brilliant. Frank and I went out walking together. The man has long legs and keeps quite a pace ahead of me most of the time. I spend much of the walk looking at his back, as the next few photos will prove.



shadow jacket
We entered the park, and just as I raised my camera to my eye, the shadow of a nearby spruce tree flickered across the back of Frank's red jacket.





icy walk
Further along the path, Frank negotiated an icy patch.





reflection
He navigated all of the frozen puddles just fine but by now, I was in the habit of shooting him from the rear. I liked the reflection of his jacket in this one.





branch reflection
Okay, on to other things - like this sun-kissed branch and its reflection in the deep blue water of the pond.



golden willow
This golden willow appears to just soak up the sunshine in every season.





Jaylynn and Lily
Back on my street, I caught a brief exchange between two of the neighbourhood kidlets - Jailyn and Lily of "boobie" fame in yesterday's post.

And another walk is now behind us. Thanks for coming along.

53 comments:

Pearl said...

I really like the one of Frank's back reflected in the puddle but I don't know why... Then again, I don't really HAVE to know why, do I? :-)

Spring approacheth, slow but steady.

Pearl

Reena Walkling said...

I'm with Pearl ... really like that one of Frank's back ...

Shammickite said...

Behind every great man.... is a great photographer!!!

DJan said...

The light is muted but still vibrant in your pictures. I like the way the splashes of red draw my eye into the scene. More ideas for my own pictures from yours, Hilary. Thanks for taking me along. :-)

Daryl Edelstein said...

You and Kate .. ''the backs of our men'' would be a good title for a book by the two of you

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one, and the little girl with a "large back", also the golden willow, brilliant. Oh, I didn't miss somebody?????????

Linda said...

I got a kick out of the last one...of the two girls. Jailyn looks as if she's trying to communicate something very important to Lily, and Lily just looks fascinated with the movement of Jailyn's mouth. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Fun shots, it looks like it is warming up a bit there

cheshire wife said...

You manage to find interest in everything!

ellen abbott said...

love the branch and it's reflection. and nice to see Frank...sort of.

ellen abbott said...

love the branch and it's reflection. and nice to see Frank...sort of.

ellen abbott said...

love the branch and it's reflection. and nice to see Frank...sort of.

TexWisGirl said...

love that willow!!! :) red jacket provides some great winter color!

Brian Miller said...

love it hilary...i like how it brings out the color in trees and the reflections on water are always a fav...

Susan in the Boonies said...

The colors and the light ALL make me so happy!

Kerri said...

What a lovely walk!!

Anyes said...

"Reflections" photographs are always my favourite :-)

Red said...

Interesting shots of Frank. On the first shot my computer hesitated and I didn't see the bottom so I couldn't tell what the red was. So I accidentally cropped the picture. Go back and have a look at it without the bottom.

Stephen Hayes said...

It's always a joy taking a stroll with you. When I take walks by myself I miss things. Not so when I walk with you.

L. D. Burgus said...

The red of the coat with the designs on it is wonderful. You have some fun shots here.

Suldog said...

I still want to buy a book of your stuff. And maybe one or two for gifts, as well.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are delightful. Candy for the eyes.

Redbush said...

No matter what captions you have, you seem to work magic with your shots. The one with Frank's red back blended in with the pine bows are phenomenal.

Cloudia said...

really nice shots!



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ds said...

Love the reflections. The tree branch could be a continuation, it is so perfectly aligned. Frank could be walking into the puddle, like magic!

messymimi said...

Lovely shots that prove winter is not forever.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Love the reflections, the willow dripping with golden sunlight, and the red background for the spruce tree's shadow.

Be careful when shooting a man in the back! ;)

Laura said...

love that branch reflected...wow!

Mental P Mama said...

Well the walk was really nice and everything...but those children are priceless!

laveta'splace said...

I just came across your site and I very much taking a walk with you. The first photo really caught my attention but I loved them all. I'll be back.

Barbara said...

Love the reflection of Frank's coat - and that last one is so sweet!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Someone already said it--
Behind every great man...
Glad you had your camera with you on this walk.
xo jj

Gillian Olson said...

That is a very photogenic jacket! Great pictures, the one of reflections in the pond is my favorite.

Kerry said...

What a lovely, sunny, melted-snow kind of walk. Spring won't be long now.

Rob-bear said...

Such a delightful saunter through the sunny afternoon. And, as always, you have such an eye for composition and colour!

LadyFi said...

Ah-- such gorgeous light in these shots! The last one is adorable.

Leah J. Utas said...

The rich, dark colours in this post are good enough to eat. Well done.

Anvilcloud said...

Opposite here. I'm the dawdler. Of course, I have to be these days.

sage said...

I like the reflections on the ice!

CiCi said...

Is the red in the photo the true color of the jacket? Nice jacket. I like the photo with the red jacket in reflection.

Sweet picture of the two girls in conversation.

Reb said...

I really like the shadow of the pine tree on Frank's back. The branch in the water is pretty and the willow is lovely as always.

Karen said...

What an artists eye you have-I just relax when I come to your blog and enjoy. ;)

photowannabe said...

Your pictures are so creative. Even Frank's back becomes a photography treasure.
Love Shammickite's comment...its right on.

Barb said...

Frank and my Bob could stride along together while you & I dally over photos, Hillary! Great light in the photos.

louciao said...

I'm glad that Frank was blazing the trail ahead to warn us about those icy patches!

Ruby said...

I love the last shot. Cheers.

Jayne said...

No one captures color quite like you, Hilary. :)

Daniel said...

Shame on Frank for walking ahead and leaving you to stare at his 'behind'. lol

Thankfully his rear contributed to your creative imagination. :)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I love that red jacket and the pines...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Nice colors in this post. Must get a red jacket like Frank's!

Michael Manning said...

Kids know how to have fun and focus on the important things! :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i have to agree with shammickite.

behind every great man is a great photographer!

Linda said...

I love the brilliance of the colors in these photos, especially Frank's red jacket.