Another WOW shot! I keep looking at it in delight of the pattern of the trimmed branches of the tree (even with a bird's nest), the subtle clouds and the Maillol! I am in Chicago where we had a couple of feet of blowing snow, up to minus 12 degrees F, and wind chills to minus 30, but this image totally distracts me from all of that. Thanks so much for making and posting it!
Steverino, I sympathize on the weather. Sheesh, it's been brutal.Jeff
I'm glad it distracted you for a minute, but that is not much compare to what you have to endure these days!
It is a beautiful shot! I wish the "tree trimmer-men" (whatever they are called) would come to Los Angeles and use their skills on our butchered trees.
You are right Nadège. it is always marvellous to see how the trees are trimmed and how beautiful they come back in summer.Unfortunately that's not the case in NA, not even in Montréal, city which likes to "clone" what is done in France.Yesterday I watched an episode of "les racines et des ailes" on Versailles and the gardens of Le Nôtre and they showed how they form and trim the topiaries
Yes, I think Le Notre sorta invented that.
Lovely color and composition. Very nice!
Wow! That is just perfect!
I agree with Steverino, another WOW shot. I'll come back to look at this again and again.Steverino, stay warm. I'm from Chicago. I remember the freezing eyelashes. Waiting for the bus on those days was literally painful.Nadege, join us if you can on January 19th at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. A few PDP fans will get together at the cafe there at noon. Everyone in the LA area is invited.
I echo Petrea's invitation.Jeff
Oh I get Jeff's message on Facebook now! I wish so much I could join too. How about a Skype call with you guys if you can manage to have WiFi and a laptop from where you'll be?!
Eric, if folks want to do it we can try it. I can bring my laptop. I have an account but haven't used it in ages, so we'll see! I'll email you.
Now that's the way to frame a Maillol !
LOL. Well he might not agree as you don't see much of his work in this photo ;-)
Lovely shot. Looking at those trees reminds me that I need a haircut.
Drummond: I'll check your coif! Say hi to Mme McLean.Jeff
Hi Jeff, - There is less hair to cut these days, but they still charge the same amount. :-(I'll give Madame a big kiss from you!
Just lyrical. Made me smile and relax as soon as I saw it. Thanks!
A beautiful composition, Eric (and kudos to the tree trimmers too). Wish I could join the SoCal PDP fans—hope you all have a great time!
I bet you would, a little warm weather probably would not hurt! I'd love to too...
Of course this is a masterpiece. Not just because of the subtle shades of blue and the way the clouds align themselves with the line of cut tree tops, but it incorporates the famous Tenin Perspective.
Wish you could come to LA, Alexa! I was in NYC a few weeks ago, enjoying the freezing temps. I had a nice dinner with family at a place called Les Halles in Tribeca. I had something I'd never tried before: Coq au vin made with rooster! : ) Was this some anglo recipe or do the french eat their roosters this way, I wonder?TG, can you join us in Pasadena? Or are you trotting the globe?!
I have it on good authority that TG is joining us, Carrie.
Gorgeous composition, Eric!