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White Desert

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On the way up to Mortimer's Forest in Ludlow following an ancient track to a place called Starve Crow, I trudge through a white desert.
This is posted in advance as we were obliged to take to the roads yesterday and goodness knows what will happen. Note the interesting mix of tenses here due to the fact that I'm writing of the future in the present/past :)

NIKON D70s 1/400 second F/11.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm viewing this yesterday on today then. A beautiful British farmscape much more refined than we have in the States. It always entertains me that ever bump has a name or two, must be meager to starve a crow. Of course you might think Monkey's Eyebrow or Gravel Switch somewhat strange. best...jerry

9 Jan 2010 6:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good contrast tenses/wheater: in Spanish, as you know, we call both "tiempo" :))
Very nice image seen at home, I suppose that you have a difficult time with all this cold over your country :)

9 Jan 2010 6:44am

@Paco Díaz: You might say so Paco, but we left Andalusia just in time too. it's been raining there pretty much ever since. Much needed but I'm pleased to miss it ;)

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

so bright, so cold and lovely

9 Jan 2010 7:28am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning photo! A beautiful "carpet" of beautiful white shades! Trees gently break the flatness of the composition.

9 Jan 2010 8:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wide wide world of white, it's beautiful, fresh, cold....familiar ;)

9 Jan 2010 9:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A lovely clean crisp shot, I'm enjoying the change in landscape!

9 Jan 2010 9:59am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice winterlandscape.

9 Jan 2010 11:04am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

I was going to comment yesterday, but I suppose tomorrow will have to do. What a delightful image! Your title too is excellent!

9 Jan 2010 11:52am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

And of course there is this great winter light that does not care about the yesterday/tomorrow thing.... ;-)

9 Jan 2010 1:07pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Oh yes..I will really like this shot yesterday. What a beautiful expanse of snow. It's just lovely if you don't need to go anywhere..

9 Jan 2010 1:14pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Nice and vast winter landscape. Great shot!

9 Jan 2010 3:14pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice shot

9 Jan 2010 3:45pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very nice picture ! Great light !

9 Jan 2010 4:02pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

I like how the fence row divides the image. The snow's texture is remarkable. A fine looking landscape.

9 Jan 2010 4:38pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Grouser,
yes, the White Desert is the correct title. It is displayed in color once again brilliant. The Sun delivered to your part. Everything is perfect. For that I give you 5 stars *****
I wish you a beautiful Saturday evening. Here, it snowed again today until the afternoon. Drive carefully.....
Dear greetings Christel

9 Jan 2010 6:48pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli paysage.

9 Jan 2010 7:41pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

White desert it is..... but at first I thought you where on the piste of a ski resort. It's a great winter setting.

Please don't write in the 4th dimension.. it confuses me :0

9 Jan 2010 8:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An ace composition in what I imagine is a difficult landscape . . past or present.

9 Jan 2010 11:29pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

beautifully shot, grouser.
i wonder if snow has a blue hue because it reflects the color of the sky?
i think that's why liquid water is blue.
it makes sense. kinda.

10 Jan 2010 6:50am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Oh, thoses lines having some zig-zag as your tenses or times!! power of light, powder of texture...

10 Jan 2010 11:09am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really lovely landscape

10 Jan 2010 1:03pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful winter composition

10 Jan 2010 1:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a smooth carpet & what a light !

11 Jan 2010 7:28pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

pure divinty under a blanket of white -- lovely!

20 Jan 2010 1:55am

1/400 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)