Friday, January 28, 2011

Cold and Lonesome Road (Weekend Reflections #71)

Newtown, Pennsylvania~

I took this shot because I liked the angle and curve of the road. I also like the contrast between the road and snow.

I thought the jogger was crazy to be out in the cold but then I realized that he probably thought the same thing about me. :)

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70 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

nice one James. I like the composition, and the black and white fits nicely. Running in the cold is INSANE! I'd rather be out with the camera in the cold than run, but either way in the end I freeze :)

'Tsuki said...

Shades of grey for a beautiful picture... Nice job here again, dear James...

Xavi said...

Creative and framed beautifully!

Sunny said...

I like this picture for all the same reasons as you.
I hope the jogger notices that patch of ice up ahead!
Stay warm!
☼ Sunny

Gine said...

Aussi glacial chez toi que chez moi ! Belle échappée ...

JM said...

Now that looks really cold! Beautiful though.

Woody said...

Interesting composition. I wonder what it would be like if you stepped to the left and had the path in the right 1/3 of the shot?

LauraX said...

stunning photo James...I do miss living down there sometimes.

Dina said...

The small outline of the person against a harsh winter scene makes him look like a cold and lonesome jogger.
Very nice photo.

Sally in WA said...

Great composition, James. I like it in b&w, too! Have a great weekend.

Carletta said...

Cold and lonesome are certainly the adjectives to describe the scene.
I can almost feel the cold looking at the image.
You and the jogger were brave facing the elements.
Lovely monochrome shot!

Regina said...

Wonderful winter scene!!
" Happy Weekend Reflections! "
Regards.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shot James. So much snow!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour James,
It's a beautiful landscape and you got perfect reflections there!
I like the winter feeling and it's more intensive with the choice for b&w!
Have a great weekend,
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful composition and mood... love the crossroads of stream and path...

Have a wonderful weekend,
Genie

Dorian Susan said...

Hey James-"the causeway"....I bet I walked over that a zillion times. Very cool to see it again. Nice stark tree reflections along with that crazy jogger (and photographer).

RuneE said...

I like photos like this, with great depths and lines leading into that depth.

Pat Tillett said...

Dark, moody and cold...
I love it!

blee said...

I love this shot!

Dianne said...

I love the B&W
and I agree, the curve of the road makes the scene even more lovely

Olivier said...

beau b&w d'hiver, j'aime beaucoup

Karen said...

Brrrrrr, looks a lot like where I am. This is a great composition, and I really like that it's a monochrome, it so adds to the mood of the image.

Malyss said...

The jogger gives the things back to their right sizes. The mood of the photo shows winter very well.I guess the only sound was the breath and steps of the running guy..

Hooked on Memes said...

Your title describes the scene perfectly. Great mood and photo!

tapirgal said...

James, you are making me cold again. That picture is just . . . freezing!

Leovi said...

A great frame with a road that leads to a great forest and lovely reflections in the river, all in a spectacular B / W. Great.

Martha Z said...

A reflection of a cold world

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, James! Does make me cold, but then it seems everything does that these days! I do love your composition and the title is perfect! Have a great weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Maia said...

Beautiful composition. The road and the water on the sides are forcing the eye right in the center.

MOO said...

Looks cold...but starkly beautiful!

Elisa said...

Wonderful!
Have a nice weekend :)

Cildemer said...

Great shot!
Seems cold out there! Brrr!

****
Have a beautiful weekend. Keep warm***

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi James :)
mi piace molto la tua foto di oggi...una strada che lascia intravedere una speranza ...
Buona serata.
Myriam

Mama Zen said...

That is really gorgeous.

joo said...

Such a terrific photo!
Happy weekend to you!

Ebie said...

The b/w presentation has a great effect on this shot!

Halcyon said...

Looks cold there! But a very nice reflection.

Becky and Gary said...

This scene is all to familiar to me, but it does make for some awesome reflections. Stay warm.
B.

awarewriter said...

I'm shivering with cold just looking at your photo James. Nice job.

ρομπερτ said...

A promise in the making. To reach the roads end. A beginning.



Please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Antonette said...

Everything is frozen over or has snow piled on it, so I had to use a photo from a couple of weeks ago. Hope you like it.

Cheryl said...

Very interesting photo. It sure could have been taken around here were there is two feet of snow on the ground and gray days...but today hit the 30s so there is hope that spring will indeed arrive in a couple of months.

Stickup Artist said...

The composition of your image is extremely effective and interesting with the interplay of the large interlocking dark and light areas. I like it very much and can see why you were so taken by the scene. If you hadn't presented it in black and white, I don't think that drama would have been so intense.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your commentary made me laugh. It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it?

Kay L. Davies said...

"What are you doing out here? Are you nuts?"
"Yep, takes one to know one."
Love your photo, James, and can't resist "Cold and Lonesome Road" as the title. Wonderful.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Thérèse said...

It's a picture for discussion!

Miss Becky said...

I've been admiring your work from afar for awhile; it leaves me in awe. This is my first time participating in Weekend Reflections. thanks for hosting James, and have a great weekend.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Oh, James, this is fabulous. One of my favorite yet!!! My post won't appear until the morning but there are so many wonderful photos up on your meme this weekend, I want to get started looking NOW!

Debby said...

Really pretty. I enjoy your black and white photos so much. Thanks for hosting Weekend Reflections. :) I see reflections everywhere these days!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I enlarged your photo & I think I see another runner behind him too!
Awesome photo James.
thanks for hosting this fun meme & have a great weekend.
: )

Nature Rambles said...

A perfect winter scene...even the cold has a beauty of its own!

Misalyn said...

Great shot! It looks dramatic in black and white. I wonder how does it look like in full colour version.

Carolyn Ford said...

The black and white really works on this scene! This is an image with much to see...very cool, James!

Greyscale Territory said...

A mystical scene with enchanting beauty! Very lovely!

Rebecca said...

Funny...my husband jogs in the snow and i think he is crazy...I take photos in the snow and he thinks I am crazy.

Lara @ Uproad said...

winter photo par excellence!

Kristy said...

Beautiful contrast!

snowwhite said...

What a tranquil and beautiful picture it is!! Snow, the road, the trees and the pond silently stand in harmony.
I wish I could be a part of them.

Fabien said...

Nice vue, lines are perfect

Shirley said...

Beautiful lines and composition. Great photo again, James!

Birgitta said...

Very beautiful!

Serendipity said...

Good for you for braving the cold! This shot was worth it!

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful- but looks so cold and lonely!


Junie

Owen said...

Guess the winter is not done with you yet... Finally made it this weekend, I've missed a couple, work has been nuts ! What creek is this ? I'm surprised it's not frozen solid, with ice skaters on it...

T. Becque said...

I bet you're right, he was thinking the same! This is really nice. The contrast is great along with composition.

Gattina said...

Beautiful and cold !

Margaret Bednar said...

Your black & white is so crisp and clean and great lines!

Aksharaa said...

Beautiful, beautiful shot:)
Did u use infra-red?

It is perfect for a poster size sketch...maybe I'll try it someday when I get the time:) Will let u know if I do.
U don't mind, I hope?

lizziviggi said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! Love the b&w. I have been one of those photographers out in the snow, and boy those fingers get cold fast!

Sylvia K said...

Hi James! Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fantastic day! Enjoy!

Sylvia