Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sunny Day in Provo Canyon

Saturday was such a beautiful winter day with temperatures in the 50s and the sun shining bright. Yesterday morning I was taking pictures of a fir tree outside my apartment for my "Favorites" post, and decided after lunch to take advantage of the warm weather and take some more pictures. But where to go? I asked that question of Bryson and he suggested Provo Canyon, which I thought was a great idea. So off I went to Canyon View Park, and once there I had a wonderful time! Here's a little sample of what I saw both in the morning, and at the park.

A fir tree from across the street.
The sun looked so beautiful coming around the corner of the roof so I decided to try and capture it.
This is at Canyon View Park. I really liked the contrast between the frozen and unfrozen water, showing that although the day was warm and wasn't spring yet :)
There was little color by the river but these stood out to give a warm tan hue to the otherwise bleak looking river scape.
This reminded me of a zen garden, except with snow instead of sand.
I don't know what it was about this bridge, but I fell in love with it. I really loved the combination of the wood and the rich red color of the rusty metal railings.
Just so no one gets lost while they're running/walking/biking :)
I don't know what these bushes are I loved all the individual star shaped flowers.
I love to experiment with different settings of color, whether it's black and white or sepia. This was one of these times. I took this picture in color but the star of the photo: the fence, could not be seen. But when I changed the setting to black and white, it immediately popped out.
I took this picture while playing with different angles and when I looked at it later I realized it reminded me of Ireland, and I love I just had to put it in :)
I loved the texture of the bark on this tree, and felt that it looked like the palm of a hand, the center where all the fingers (or branches) extend from to create beauty.
The colors of winter...not as bright as other seasons but still beautiful.

1 comment:

Kaija said...

Yay for new blog posts in celebration of St. Patrick's month! I LOVE that sun photo -- and the full color bridge photo -- you've got an eye!