mtlawleyshire’s light-drenched Hyde Park

Yes, I should be walking, but I went for a walk in Hyde Park yesterday afternoon and caught that magic moment of light somewhere between late afternoon and sunset.  The light turns everything gold & it is intensely beautiful.  So I thought I would share some of the photos with you.

They are a different aspect of Hyde Park to what I have otherwise posted – parts look like a part, others like a patch of wilderness somewhere – but they are all in the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And as I walked home: the moon over Mt Lawley, glowing above the eastern colours reflected from a glow of a sunset in a clear winter sky

I hope you enjoyed them.

I must walk down at that time again…

🙂

 

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43 comments on “mtlawleyshire’s light-drenched Hyde Park

  1. niasunset says:

    WOW! You captured such an amazing light between the trees… I loved them all as always dear Keira, your parks and forests fascinate me. Thank you, love, nia

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    • Oh I was stunned by the light that just fell about me, Nia. That magic collection of precious moments before sunset comes. It makes the beautiful even more so. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you, Nia. Keira xxx

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  2. HoaiPhai says:

    Stunning shots! Have you ever considered moving up to a DSLR? you really should think about it!

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    • sigh, Saving money – though am torn between a Kindle (sorta necessary as a writer) & a camera – though I am also intrigued by the Nikon Ps10 – the one with the 42 zoom. A friend’s got one & the results are stunning. 16 megapixels as well. I was thinking of a Canon in the EOS range, 18 mp, and a 55 zoom lens, for around the same price. But I have so little finds to draw on…but thanks for the compliment 🙂

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      • HoaiPhai says:

        If you don’t mind some unsolicited advice, you should think of getting a camera with the biggest sensor you can afford, like the Canon EOSes which have decent-sized APS-C or larger sensors. One advantage to getting a Nikon DSLRs is that you can use old lenses designed for film on them and if you look through eBay, you can find old non-zoom lenses with excellent optics — better than the modern kit zoom lenses that come with the camera. But not all Nikons are equal. If you plan on buying used manual lenses make sure that the camera you buy is compatible with the old lenses — your local camera store would be glad to help or I’ll do some research for you.

        My D300 (which has a lot of bells and whistles I rarely use but I bought it for the quality of the image it produces) is great. I have one lens that was manufactured two years ago but is almost identical to its predecessors made in the ’70s. I also have a 500mm mirror lens telephoto I bought used. I looked up the serial number and it was manufactured in 1982 and works great!

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      • thank you – I’m learning there is an awful lot to consider in all this. Sadly, my main thing at the moment is price which is a lousy defining feature, but it’s the oe I have to take the most notice of.

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      • HoaiPhai says:

        I understand completely. Why do you think I researched and finally bought a camera that could take old lenses? For the rich, photography is so simple… buy the most expensive and it’s hard to go wrong.

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      • sigh yet again – though I think photography is about more than merely the camera 🙂

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      • HoaiPhai says:

        Oh, I hope I didn’t give you the wrong impression with my comment… your photos are lovely just the way they are. I just meant that, technically, a DSLR yields better pictures to better record your vision. Sorry if I made it sound like a criticism of your camera and/or photos!

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      • 🙂 It’s OK. I know I have a great little camera, but I am bumping up against the restrictions more and more, so I know I want a ‘grown-up’ camera, or at least one with more zoom & megapixels. Some of the shots would’ve been great, but my camera couldn’t handle the amount of information or the distance or the light or the low light or something 🙂 For what it is, I have lucked onto a remarkable wee camera. And I know it. And I am very fond of it. But… 🙂 So your advice was taken that way, not as criticism 🙂 & thanks. Sweet of your to soothe potential sadness 🙂

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  3. Anna says:

    Oh, how glorious! The trees are just luxuriating in that golden light. And you caught the naughty full moon on your way home, too. My goodness, did she give me a head ache this time around! xx

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    • It is such a gorgeous light 🙂 And the evenings are so beautiful, though the moon only appears early enough to catch against the sunset shadow once or twice a month. It was lovely though. I hope your headache didn’t last too long! Glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂

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  4. Madhu says:

    The light in your photos is evocative of impressionist paintings! Gorgeous!

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    • It is astonishing & glorious, isn’t it! And so difficult to catch & yes – very much like paintings 🙂 In fact, it’s probably responsible for my sudden urge to get stuck into painting & artwork…

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  5. I did enjoy them, immensely, thank you!
    I adore Hyde Park – and somehow you made it look more unique than I’ve ever seen. Lovely work!
    anne

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    • thank you for your comment 🙂 I’m glad there’s another Hyde-Parkian around here and that light brings out that essential loveliness within all trees:-)

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  6. cocomino says:

    I enjoyed them. It’s really serene.

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  7. Lovely light between the trees.

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  8. I think I enjoyed this series even more than your wonderful winter sunsets, Keira. Those little patches of wilderness in the park (what makes it unique, and glorious, in my view) lit up by the lowering sun seem to take on the aspect of painted scrim or backdrops for operatic tales of daring do and assignations. Liked them? Yes I loved them!

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  9. bulldogsturf says:

    How you captured the pure beauty of the park, these photos are outstanding.. have you ever thought of doing as coffee table book with photos like these? They are ….ing outstanding… absolutely beautiful… put this one on file for certain…

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    • Thanks – I do calendars – well, will do the 2nd one evah this year for next year. *If* I can afford it, ’cause I mostly give them away – though I did sell about 6 I think, which was unexpected. It is a beautiful moment in time, that light – & only on those clear sunny days, like yesterday – & today if I get time…& I’d love to do something with my photos 🙂

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        A friend of mines son did a coffee book of his photos, easily got his money back and even a bit over, enough to buy a new lens I’m told…your photos are amazing and like his I think could make you a buck or two…

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      • hmmm – now you’ve got me thinking, though who would I approach…. & thanks for the vote of confidence 🙂

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  10. Wendy Strahan says:

    Oops (sp) beautiful !

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  11. Wendy Strahan says:

    It is magical , surprisingly lush and very feautiful . Thank you Keira 🙂

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  12. Spiritual World Traveler says:

    Wow! So beautiful. I really enjoyed them!

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  13. kdkh says:

    Beautiful, and so lush! Thanks for sharing.

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