Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine ( Through Trees and Leaves 1 )

This week’s photo challenge is Shine.

I like photographing against the light; in particular I like photographing trees and leaves against in coming light.

If the camera is set as Automatic, this usually poses a problem as the light sensor will sense there is strong light and the aperture will automatically reduce, giving a picture which is too dark.17-01-2005-4-47-10-pm_0005

I intend to upload a series of photos which has been shot against the light.

Here is a photo shot in the Kew Gardens, England more than 30 years ago.

Please enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration ( Kew Garden)

I have always liked Kew Garden in London, UK.

It was an inspirational moment to walk in the garden during fall.17-01-2005 4-47-10 PM_0005

There was a thick carpet of leaves under my feet, and the light just shone through the trees.

It was a rare moment I experienced in my life.

The Summer of 1985 at Hampstead Heath, London

I fondly remember the Summer of 1985 when I lived in London. Those were the Summers when global warming hasn’t set in, when the sky was blue and without a cloud. When the grass was green and the air was crispy clean.

We had a long and warm Summer that year and the Brits called it an Indian Summer.26-01-2005 5-29-00 PM_0009

One Sunday, I found myself in a park in north London – Hampstead Heath. That was an ideal Summer day I had been longing for – blue sky that could intoxicate me, well kept green lawn, white heritage building (Kenwood House) in the background, people lying on the grass enjoying the sunshine and children playing as if the whole world belonged to them.

On seeing this picture ( original slide now digitized) taken that year, my only thought is – take me back, take me back to the parks of London, take me back to 1985 when everything seemed so nice, slow and mellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .