A Walk in the Park

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” Photographer Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986).

I took my camera out on a late December afternoon, away from the madness of the post Christmas sales. There appeared to be nothing worth shooting; no glorious sunset, no fabulous rainbow, no amazing light turning an ordinary scene into something extraordinary. But I wanted to get some shots. These are some of the results.

Trees in Winter

I love to see in winter

Bare branches held up high

In lovely, lacy patterns

Against a cloudy sky.

I learned this poem in primary school and it comes to mind whenever I take a winter walk and see the trees stretching their branches to the sky.