Friday, February 10, 2012

Winter Subtleness + Have a Great Weekend!

So these are my last road trip photos. I love these shots for too many reasons to fully explain.

Trying to capture the cold, grey (gray) wintry mood, the loneliness of the landscape, the dead feeling of winter,


a subtle shadow,
...and trying to use my camera like a paintbrush.

These are a few of my favourite photos. Why? Because looking closely at these, they do look a lot like they were taken with a film camera (my favourite cameras of all time). I really love that bluey hue in some of them. But they have been taken on a digital camera.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! xx

P.S. I love this inspirational Japanese proverb..."One kind word can warm three winter months."

Sharing with WW@Kent Weakley .

75 comments:

Crissi said...

I wish you also a beautiful weekend and a warm house!!;)
Hugs Crissi

Rizalenio said...

Beautiful photos. Happy weekend. Stay warm. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Yes, I can tell. They're kinda spooky!

Sandra said...

you truly did capture the dead feeling of winter in that one shot. and i like the first and second, just because. i love dead trees against the sky. all of these say WINTER very well.

Ξανθή said...

Πανέμορφες εικόνες!!
Στην Ελλάδα έχουμε χειμώνα στον καιρό αλλά και βαρύ χειμώνα στα υπόλοιπα!!
Πολλά φιλιά.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Lovely! Happy and warm weekend:)

Bossy Betty said...

Gorgeous pictures, Betty! Thanks for sharing them!

Bossy Betty said...

Gorgeous pictures, Betty! Thanks for sharing them!

Bossy Betty said...

Gorgeous pictures, Betty! Thanks for sharing them!

magda said...

Πολύ όμορφες φωτογραφίες αγαπημένη μου Μπέττυ!!!
Μου θυμίζουν Ελληνικό τοπίο!
Αγαπώ πολύ τον χειμώνα και την ζεστασιά του σπιτιού!
Σου εύχομαι ένα υπέροχο Σαββατοκύριακο!
Πολλά φιλάκια:)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant pictures of your holiday.

....Petty Witter said...

So magical, trees are one of my favourite themes and you have captured them in all their glory.

Hoping you also have a good weekend my friend. Its my birthday tomorrow but alas I am not too well so will be celebrating another time. x

Craver Vii said...

You're so funny. While I will acknowledge some bittersweet feelings evoked by winter, I still find a profound beauty in it. ...as evidenced by your wonderful pics.

It's me said...

Like your pictures darling.....enjoy a happy weekend....lots of love Ria...xxx...

Gaelyn said...

You have certainly captured the bleakness of winter well.

George said...

I really like the way you've captured wintry gray. I especially like the black and white photos. The picture of the clouds (your third) is beautiful.

Have a great weekend.

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful winter photos! You really captures the feel of winter. And I love the Japanese proverb...so true.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

tracy, so sorry to learn you've been unwell...hope you get better really soon!

big hugs!

Kristin said...

Those are gorgeous...I so wish I could be around some snow right now!

Sylvia K said...

I do love your wintry skies! And what superb captures! Love the Japanese proverb! So true! Hope you have a great weekend, Betty!

Sylvia

Ignacio Santana said...

Estupenda entrada...me gusta mucho esa primera fotografía en blanco y negro...muy buena!!!

Un abrazo, Betty!!! ;)

Pat Tillett said...

I like them all, but I LOVE the second one. Have a good weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

very nice! i like the subtle weather!

Linda said...

Beautiful shots - looks cold! Have a warm afternoon!

yummychunklet said...

Great photos, as always!

Nancy Reinke said...

You definitely captured the wintry mood in these photos. My favorite is that last one. Fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Much apprecited. Have a great weekend.

Robert Geiss said...

the rain pictures are wonderful ! and yes, one might wish for an all calming blanket of snow to appear, probably a dream.

please have a kind weekend.


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Chatty Crone said...

Okay - your pictures of winter are wonderful - but I just like to look at snow not be in snow! teehee

sandie

lisa said...

These are beautiful Betty!
I especially love the black and white.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Kelly said...

What gorgeous photos! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Betty. :)

Pastor Dennis said...

Some of these are very "painterly" or like a daguerrotype (sp.). Very cool. I like the torn clouds picture toward the top, and the town on the hill.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love the last most. One thing I hadn't realised until an Aussie friend spent some winters in Canada, is the silence which accompanies the snow. There are always sound of nature in our corner of the world, no deadness or silence.

Boris Estebitan said...

Lindas fotos :)

geetlee said...

you've captured the winter feeling beautifully!
have a great weekend!

Ms. A said...

I especially LOVE the second one and the last one!!!

You have definitely captured the cold and gray part of winter!

Susan Deborah said...

Betty, the paintbrush technique has definitely produced lovely results, as I see from your pictures. All the pictures have an almost surreal effect that makes me want to partake of the scene with my naked eyes.

Have a relaxed and energetic weekend, dear Betty.

Joy always,
Susan

BlueShell said...

Beautiful: and you DO HAVE SNOW! I do not have snow...just cold...and cold...but no snow at all..

Hug you!
BS

ANRAFERA said...

Nice and "cold" photographies those that you us expose today.
I have liked very much the Japanese proverb...I fill of reason.
An embrace and happy weekend.
Ramon

Magia da Inês said...

Suas fotos poetizam o inverno... amei o céu da terceira foto.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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(⁀‵⁀,)
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ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I don't like winter very much.During the past years I have suffered from serious flu.This year is expected to have cold until the end of February.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Great shots Betty! i like shot 3 very much! I also like your paintbrush winter landscapes!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne & Raphael

Jeanne said...

These are beautiful and really capture the winter. What a lovely time to go on a road trip. Thanks also so much for stopping by my blog!

Bitch said...

Some of your images are like paintings of a winter landscape..

Please have a lovely weekend!!
Hugs from Athens!!!!!

EG Wow said...

Strange, but I don't think of winter as being dead. It's simply resting. :))

Having said that, I like your photos.

Hilary said...

Beautiful images, Betty. I especially like the first three. And I agree with that proverb... and that word is "summer." ;)

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Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These are great, intriguing photos. Stay warm and know you are loved.
xoRobyn

Red Nomad OZ said...

Oh, I LOVE these! All the more so for them being so alien to the landscapes I see downunder. And the proverb is perfect - I just hope I can remember it!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The last photo is breathtaking, Betty! :)

StarTraci said...

Wow! All of the photos are beautiful but especially the one with the streaked cloud shot! Just lovely.

:-)
Traci

Journaling Woman said...

You definitely captured the "feeling" of grayness and cold. But, there's a mention of beauty in the "cold world" of your photos.

Wonderful job with the photos--as usual. :)

Teresa

Fer said...

Algunas de tus tomas son verdaderamente llamativas y buenas es un placer visitarte, saludos...

imac said...

A few dabs with your camera of Art - and you create master pieces my friend.

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Georgia said...

I too like the Polaroid look.
Beautiful pics!! =)

Leovi said...

Beautiful, I love these subtleties of winter, delicious shades. Some pictures loaded with poetry. Un abrazo.

mansuetude said...

love your photo set.

came over from Laura at Shine the divine.

eileeninmd said...

Betty, lovely wintry scenes. And I love the quote, it is very fitting for wintertime. I hope you enjoyed your roadtrip, and have a great week ahead.

Laura said...

You have done a fine job...painting your photos!

Jesús said...

Bien captado el color grisaceo y frio de esta estación y bien transmitida en tus imágenes esa atmosfera invernal.

Saludos.

Enrique G.A. said...

Good photographs, collecting a lull in a beautiful snowfall.
In these shots you can breathe, calm and tranquility.
Greetings. -

Lynn said...

Gorgeous photos! And I agree with that proverb. :)

esra said...

Gorgeous winter scenes.. Polaroid effect looks lovely. You conveyed the mood of winter so beautifully.

Emm said...

Wow, these are incredible photos and i totally get this: "I love these shots for too many reasons to fully explain." Don't worry - you do not need words to explain how stunning these photos are!

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The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful winter V-day!

ritsa said...

I love all of these images-and that proverb is great too.

Randy said...

These are absolutely beautiful.

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful pictures. I love winter. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

NuriaLourdes said...

Holaaaaaa... que hermoso espacio tienes. Las fotografía muy cálidas.
Me gusta mucho.
Te dejo gentilmente la invitación para que visites el mío.
Soy de Perú y desde ya, eres BIENVENIDA.
Un abrazo.

www.nurinotas.com

Cassie said...

I like snow. Winter is my favorite season of the year.

Great photographs!

Cassie@aol.com

Sergio DS said...

Unas fotografías preciosas, muy buen resueltas.

HARLEQUIN said...

beautiful! Have a great start to the month!

Chessa! said...

I love these images. I feel like they are still images from a dream. and I love the way you describe using your camera like a paintbrush. indeed.

Bellrxyl said...

Nice and "cold" photographies those that you us expose today. I have liked very much the Japanese proverb...I fill of reason. An embrace and happy weekend. Ramon