Friday, February 22, 2013

Focus on Life Week 8~Monochromatic

Last week we celebrated an early Spring with the beauty of flowers....this week, Sally has us headed in the opposite direction completely. Here is her prompt for this week's photographs:

"This week look deeper through the lens to the story your photo captures and then process it to one colour! Or be daring and shoot it in B&W"

This last weekend, I drove a few hundred kilometers to celebrate the milestone birthday of a friend...as it was a several hour trip for me, I stayed overnight at the farmhouse home of another friend. I love their home; at this time of year, from the front windows you look out upon the peace that is winter on a farm....this tree stands as a sentinel guarding the house from the bitter winds blowing off Lake Huron, and all you can see is the undisturbed snow. Soon the snow will nurture the crops that will help to feed both their cattle, and eventually of course...us.

Enjoy the peace.....


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27 comments:

  1. I just adore this photo! The dark tree really stands out against the white.

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  2. I love snow pictures. The world is so calm and peaceful when covered in snow.

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  3. The sentinel tree. Standing watch in all her glory. Beautiful. Love the strong contrast, too.

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  4. So serene and comforting in its symplicity

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  5. Beautiful picture - snow is very peaceful, and you captured a quiet moment perfectly.

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  6. what a beautiful photo! it looks so serene and peaceful!

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  7. Wonderful subject, a beautiful tree in the calm clean winter landscape.

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  8. Ohh.. this photo reminds me of cold Chicago during my first winter and my first blizzard. It looks pretty from inside the house until.... i stepped outside and brrr! - Michelle #16 this week

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  9. Your photo is not unlike mine this week.

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  10. I love pictures of trees and yours is a lovely composition. Beauty and serenity!

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  11. Trees against winter white snow, beautiful monochrome. I always find it looks so sleepy and still like this but as you describe soon activity will be bustling again. Beautiful!

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  12. Yep...great shot here..the foreground is wonderful!! And it making me very cold!!!

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  13. wow! what a view... just gorgeous! *bliss*

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  14. Mmmm, looks like peace and quiet to me.

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  15. Defineitly portrays a sense of peace. Great job!

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  16. I love your tree and the snow. A really great shot.

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  17. Gorgeous photo - love the serenity of that picture!

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  18. A serine pic. I love country life for the same reasons you talked about in your post.

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  19. So peaceful - love this shot!

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  20. Stunning simple beauty!

    (no. 43 this week)

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  21. I really like your composition. Great job!!

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  22. How awesome! And so poetic!!! Maybe we need a poetic blog.....

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  23. While I'm no fan of the snow, the stillness and starkness of this photo really does evoke a sense of peace. Beautifully done.

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  24. Beautiful! I love b/w landscape shots!

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  25. The photo reminds me of my youth. Peaceful setting...nostalgic

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  26. I can feel the quiet and stillness. And the cold! Lovely.

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