This is one of the trails at Beacon Hill park not too far from our house in the Midlands (near Woodhouse Eaves). The park has several trails and paths including equestrian and walking. On this nice fall day we were walking one of the trails when another young couple walked by us.
My younger son was actually running down the trail at the time and I tried to grab a quick pic of him (I actually had to remove him from this pic). I wasn't really looking for a "path in the woods" shot at the time, but it seemed to work in that genre.
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Liora (1857) 2003-10-31 19:30
There's great atmosphere in this photo. I like the sharpness and the composition. Very well done Ken!
quegardens (1469) 2003-10-31 20:14
This is a great atmosphere capture of a casual fall walk Ken.The woman walking with her hands crossed in her back adds to the relaxed time spent by this family in the park.I attempted a Workshop version to concentrate more on the family as the subject.
dob_31 (0) 2003-10-31 22:04
Nice shot, perfect setting: a park, a family, a nice day and a photograph! I like the soft tones of green and the little touch of autumn color. Well seen
RobBrown (1797) 2003-10-31 22:26
You capture the feel of the spot well (we too like it for quiet walks). colours look just right could just do with a little bit of sharpening of the figrues and upper centre of the picture.
It is well seen this picture
jrj (34841) 2003-11-01 3:07
Well framed, nice perspective and light setting
merpb (1995) 2003-11-01 9:01
Very evocative shot well executed.
The only comments I would make are as follows:
> As you removed your son (great PS technique,I cant see where he was)could you lose the rubbish bin in the distance as it tends to act as a stop to the eye.
>The foreground whist showing the fallen leaves, is a bit busy and breaks the flow up the picture abd could perhaps be lessened if darkened down slightly.
I off to the park now!
danbachmann (1746) 2003-11-20 11:18
Soft colors that splash into the foreground and down the train make this visually pleasing.
I wonder what it would be like if the man's blue jeans were not hinted by the sunlight.
Josh69 (1431) 2004-02-07 8:37
Good atmosphere and I like the leaves on the ground. Would have liked to see a bigger photo though, as there is a lot of detail in it which is hard to make out in the small size displayed here.
orme (7215) 2004-02-15 20:21
Good shot, Ken. A lovely tranquil scene and a nice family picture. I like the way you captured the father carrying his child on his shoulders. Beautiful lighting and shades of green. Well done.
evilren (1395) 2005-12-16 13:46
I wish we had in Israel such a beautiful autumn. I think you missed something with this picture, the people in the middle and all the light arriving from the sides.
The changing colours in the picture are probably the more interesting part in this picture.
Thanks for posting the note
saxo042 (37032) 2013-12-29 20:09
Beautiful colours in perfect harmony. Like a painting!