Gypsy Lane has a 'face lift'

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Comments (10)

Steven Stoddart on November 20, 2011

I know this looks very similar to its next door neighbour but I posted this for a couple of reasons... First, this was taken at the other end of the day... not long after dawn and the sunlight on the old car and path gives a totally different feel to the scene.

Second and perhaps the main reason, Gypsy Lane has had a major face-lift in the recent months. Over many years, this lane has become more and more overgrown and so it was decided to clear out some of the encroaching growth..

The difference made is profound.

Some may not like the changes... and before I had seen the result, I think I would have expressed a preference to leave it to nature... Well, the work is done now and I like the end result :-) To see what it was like at this spot, take a peek at at this



els f on November 20, 2011

Great to post the same one in so different conditions... very nice mood again and i love those natural colours, LIKE

els f on November 20, 2011

, have a nice evening.. and best wishes to you:)

Steven Stoddart on November 20, 2011

Hello Els! Smashing to see you have dropped by.. and thanks for the like :-)

I do like your photo of the hound and the butterfly... There is something so lovely about it...



francescocalzolari on November 20, 2011

Foto inquietante e romantica. Ciao da francesco

joyfotos on November 21, 2011

I spent a few minutes trying to decide where the face lift occurred between this shot and its neighbor...then I reread what you actually said and followed the link:0 Yes, there is a huge difference. Both have their own charm but this one looks much more usable by the general public:)

As to the two shots...I think I prefer the earlier version...but that is perhaps because I saw it first and it made a big impact. But just goes to prove that perspective and lighting totally change a scene:) Like!

♦Rosa♦ on November 21, 2011

Makes a good picture very interesting Steve...but I hope they remove the rusting vehicle! It looks a good facelift and a beautiful walk. Like.

Cheers, Rosa.

Steven Stoddart on November 21, 2011

Saluti Franscesco - Benvenuto indietro! Grazie per voi parole gentili - sono felice voi ho gradetto questo :-)



Hiya Joy - I know what you mean about the original state of the path... There was a real sense of walking through a tunnel - particularly in the spring and summer when the trees were in full leaf..

With the wider path, I think where there will be a gain is the extra light that lands on the ground will allow all sorts of wild flowers to thrive... Time will tell!

Thanks for the like :-)



Hiya Rosa :-) I can easily sympathise with you regarding the old wreck... If you were to be there and see it, however, you just might change your mind... It is so part of the landscape. There are roots going through it... I would not be surprised if all sorts of creepy-crawlies have made it their home.. The fact there is rust over much of it makes it blend into its surroundings - particularly at this time of year..

The facelift has transformed the path and I am eager to see how the spring changes it and after that, the summer...

Have a grand week and thanks for the like..



Randy Hall on November 23, 2011

Very nice Steve. It's nice to see the more natural approach to trails these days. I also agree with you regarding the old wreck. Once they reach this state, they do become part of the landscape and they help define the area. Like

Cheers, Randy

Steven Stoddart on December 10, 2011

Hi there Randy - Thanks for stopping by... I recon you have put your finger on it.. "define the area" is precisely what the old card does. Surprising really.. it can't often happen when a decompomposing car is said to 'fit'!

Thanks for the like and apologies for the tardy reply...



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  • Uploaded on November 20, 2011
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    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/11/19 10:35:39
    • Exposure: 0.402s
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100