Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pond at Sholom Park


No bicycles or animals are allowed at Sholom Park. It is a place for long walks, for drinking in the beauty of nature, for relaxing, for meditation. This photo attempts to portray the essence of what, for many of us, is a beautiful retreat in the midst of urban chaos.

22 comments:

Bibi said...

Nice rendition.....

Danielle said...

oh wow...you captured it!!! I can't thank you enough for introducing me to this park...it is an oasis...I love how you edited this photo to reflect that.

Halcyon said...

I am feeling peaceful already! :)

Olivier said...

c'est un endroit ou j'aimerais bien me promener

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like paradise! So may times I've raised my camera to take a photo of a bird...and a bike or dog passes by scaring the bird. This phot has a magical mystical feel, at least for me.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Interesting concept for quiet meditation and reflection.

Sharon said...

A very nicely done work of art!

llandudnopictures said...

The distant fountain really draws you into the photo and portrays a real sense of calm. Perfect!

Memphis MOJO said...

Interesting treatment -- I like it!

RedPat said...

I could use some peace today!! Nice effect on this image.
The Godiva chocolates would do fine!

cieldequimper said...

The trickle of the fountain...

Linda said...

This is fantastic, Lowell! I love it!

Randy said...

Nice effect. I like the colors it produced.

Ash said...

Lovely photo and effect!

Jack said...

Ommmmm. Peace, man.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's such a romantic "painting", I love the effect in this picture!
Léia

Lea said...

Nice effect, very creative! I agree, I love to "escape" from the city chaos by enjoying nature far from the city lights.

fiziskandarz said...

Creative use of watercolor effect! The blue and green does give some calming touch to the image. Not that many parks here didn't allow animals, that is interesting :)

Kay said...

Nice! This reminds me that I'm very blessed to live in the middle of an oasis, considerable distance from urban chaos. And I don't miss it a bit.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

How lovely! I love the effects you add to your photos.

magiceye said...

Lovely photo! Would love to go for a long walk there!

Gunn said...

I like the arty style of this.

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