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A Walk in the Park

I’ve been inspired by Elm Park, in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, for many years.  In so many ways, it mirrors the the beauty, the potential, and the struggles of life.  (Click on the horizontal images for a better view.)

It was born in idealism and is chronically underfunded.  It’s inhabitants, wonderfully urbane trees, flourish in the spring and summer, put on an incredible light show in the fall, and then have to withstand the winter.  But, they seem, mostly, to make it through.  At least they have each other.

It’s nice to have them around.

Happy Thanksgiving.

(Technical note:  All images created with an infrared converted Nikon D200, converted to black and white in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.)

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lovely photos! I’m a sucker for black and whites!

    November 23, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Thanks so much. Me too!

      November 23, 2011
  2. great toning. well done

    November 23, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Thanks. I’ve been working on the toning. More difficult (for me at least) than it might seem!

      November 23, 2011
  3. Sandra #

    Looking at your pics, I feel as though I’ve stepped into a beautiful b&w film.

    November 23, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Hi Sandra,
      Thanks so much. Have a great Thanksgiving!
      james

      November 23, 2011
  4. Stunning shots!

    November 23, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Thanks so much!

      November 27, 2011
  5. James
    The park looks like a great place for a walk or to just enjoy the trees. I like your IR work and you’ve used SEP very nicely…looks very natural….for IR that is. 🙂
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving day!
    Steve

    November 24, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Thanks Steve. Happy Thanksgiving to you. IR work is interesting and different. Certainly not photorealistic, but then neither is black and white when you think about it. I’m working more on capturing the feeling at this point I think. These massive old trees really do some to talk to one another, or as my wife says, “dance.” If you haven’t been to Elm Park I’d recommend it highly. Olmsted’s firm was involved in some of the design work. A classic old inner city park.

      November 27, 2011
  6. Tom Ryan #

    Some of the best pictures I have seen, truely captured a wonderful experience.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Tom

    November 25, 2011
    • jameshuntphotography #

      Thanks Tom and Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 27, 2011

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