Last Sunday (the 18th), my lovely wife invited me out for a walk early in the morning. Partly to try to incorporate some easy exercise into our day, and partly to do our own private photowalk. Since we’re usually up around 5am anyway, heading out early-ish wasn’t a huge effort.
We wandered through the Village, and down towards Thames Park, meeting a few people (and/or their dogs) along the way.
Our main target was the path from Wortley Road down into the park. It’s one that we drive by almost every day, and one that my wife and daughter walked twice a day during the summer of 2011 when our daughter was taking swimming lessons. She’s wanted to take her time and photograph the path and it’s surroundings for quite some time now, and finally my wife made it happen.
My wife loves texture, so she was wandering around getting nice and close to things (literally, or with her zoom); whereas I tended to see bigger, with an occasional foray into the closeups. Of particular note, once we returned home, was that her little bridge camera has a hell of a zoom on it and her hands are steadier than she thinks.
There were a couple of shots that I came away with that I like and will spend more time with later, but this one seemed to stand out a bit more for me. I don’t know when this tree fell, but it’s been down for a while. Thankfully no one has decided to remove it. It’s not hurting anyone, and it’s not in the way of anything, so hopefully the city will let Nature do her thing.
I think the monochrome look suits this tree well, to give that kind of sad feeling.