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photoblog image Ten Minutes From Home 4/7

Ten Minutes From Home 4/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

Just along from Tuesdays image taken on the Western edge of Shepshed is this lone tree, and I can't avoid taking pictures of lone trees.  This was taken about four weeks ago and a few of last years leaves still remained before the new growth comes through this year.

My Club had its annual contest with two other local clubs on Tuesday evening, we hosted the event, but didn't win. Each club entered 16 mounted prints and I think any of you would have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the entries, they were superb, and the judge was excellent, a professional Photoshop lecturer who produces great images himself, his comments were very helpful. A great evening.

Ten Minutes From Home 4/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

Just along from Tuesdays image taken on the Western edge of Shepshed is this lone tree, and I can't avoid taking pictures of lone trees.  This was taken about four weeks ago and a few of last years leaves still remained before the new growth comes through this year.

My Club had its annual contest with two other local clubs on Tuesday evening, we hosted the event, but didn't win. Each club entered 16 mounted prints and I think any of you would have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the entries, they were superb, and the judge was excellent, a professional Photoshop lecturer who produces great images himself, his comments were very helpful. A great evening.

comments (16)

Nice Brian, I am a fan of Lone Trees also.
There's one in the queue of one where I looked away from the Kennedy Ranges into the desert....
the key with trees is sky.
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, I look forward to seeing your lone tree when you post it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2009, 01:57
Nice one, Brian.

I am also a bit of a sucker for the sentinel tree.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, lone trees seem to be very popular on SC don't they.
I agree that lone trees are irresistable.
Brian Walbey: I can't avoid them Chad, there were some good ones at Clent last week, as you will see.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Apr 2009, 08:02
I am a fellow tree hugger
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment vintage.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Apr 2009, 08:10
I like the composition in this, Brian; the lone tree is nicely positioned with the hint of the contyryside through the fence.

The club evening sounds fun; perhaps you need to re-evaluate the skill of the judge if you did not win?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I didn't do the selection for my club's entry, I know of a few I would have chosen instead of what was shown, but that's the way it goes, it was a good evening.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Apr 2009, 08:12
Nice Brian, your club may not have won but how did you do
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, the club used two of my prints and they both got 17 out of 20 if I recall, not bad marks actually.
I like lone trees too.
Brian Walbey: I hope you do Bill because there will be some more next week, guess where from.
  • manofkent
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2009, 08:54
this is an interesting set,I enjoy seeing the area within a short distance of where people live,Thank you for your comments
Brian Walbey: It would be nice to set a theme for everyone on SC to do a week of pictures taken near their homes IMHO. Thanks for your comment.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2009, 10:08
Brian, this is what I like, we don't have to travel to the 'end of the world' to get a set of great pictures.
Yesterday I took my camera and went earlier to my work, I almost came in late, so much to see and capture, I will start tomorrow...
Have a great day. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I look forward to seeing the area where you live. We ought to have a "Where I Live" week on SC don't you think.
I bet that was an interesting talk on photoshop..and like the others..I too love trees. Nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, the judge, who is an expert gave us quite a few helpful tips on Photoshop among the comments he made on each of the prints.
Wonderful lone tree capture Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Apr 2009, 18:12
Yes, I agree with Astrid- our surroundings where we live are so beautiful and always worth to get photographed- I like to look at all the pics that show the lovely English/British landscape- the hedges, the wooden fence, the grasses, the fields, a rather flat one here -like in my erea- and - particularly- the lone tree with the last leaves- that all gives an autumn feeling- the brown toning is predominant- and a wiiiide sky over the countryside- a fine composition!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I'm sure you would like England if you had the chance to enjoy a prolonged stay here away from the cities.
I also take pictures of lone trees, and am currently trying to sort out a series based on one particular lone tree.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, my first posting next week is more lone trees.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2009, 20:12
I'm sure thaat tree will be in leaf by now Brian
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it will Chris, I will look out for that, it is just round the corner from my son's house.
It's a club vs club competition then? How interesting!
Brian Walbey: Yes and it has been going on every year for over 20 years Albert. Thanks for looking in.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2009, 23:53
I love lone trees too - this is a good example. I expect is a beautiful green now!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I suspect it will be green by now Ingrid, it is round the corner from my son's house, I will have a look and perhaps take some more shots during the year.

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