Thursday, January 13, 2011

Depressing Winter Mood


Downtown Oeiras Park

32 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I fid this elegant, not depressing.

Nordis said...

I liked this picture, very well

Olivier said...

belle ruelle bien encadrée

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is a bit desolate but the green grass is a rare find in most of the northern hemisphere during winter... nice capture, JM!

Genie

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like what a city park should look like. I would like to see this same scene in spring, summer and fall.

VP said...

No tropical colors here, but I can't find it depressing: winter it's a season that often shows the real beauty of a park.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely capture as always, but I do understand about depressing skies!! That's all we've had recently! Hope you get some sun for the weekend, JM! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Stickup Artist said...

Yes, if you are used to a steady diet of sunshine, the winter doldrums can get one down. It does allow for great photographic opportunities to express different moods as you do so beautifully with this wonderfully composed image.

Joel (UrbanExpo AKA Expo) said...

Awesome picture. I think the depressing overcast(ness) of the day helped give just the right light for an excellent photograph. Well done my friend.

-Expo
www.urbanexpo.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

It does look like winter but it has a certain winter beauty.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I suppose it is depressing because of the bare limbs reaching up. This would be a good photo to convert to sepia or black and white. The bright green grass ans foliage contradicts the idea of depressing.

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-K- said...

It might be depressing on one level but it makes for a striking photo.

Margaret said...

It looks warm to me!
Margaret

Sally in WA said...

I don't find this depressing at all. Now if it was raining, maybe. :) I like this shot!

Jarart said...

Not so depressing with the pretty green to offset that grey.

Teaonwallz said...

I love the feeling this photo gives.It gives me a calm feeling.

Andreas Hensel said...

Oh no, if you want depressing winter mood come into the norse with all the ice and snow! This pic show a warm mood, very beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

Ah but the trees are so beautiful.

helsinkippusa said...

Not depressing at all. Almost like Finnish summer!

Crazy Tourists said...

Depressing? Not at all!!

Irina said...

When I feel winter depression I look at the oranges, the more oranges, the better. Green trees and grass are great depression fighters, but not in Moscow in January). So beautiful green grass in Oeiras.

Jack said...

I absolutely love parks planted symmetrically with trees. They will be wonderful in a few more months.

Al said...

That looks beautiful to me. If there's one thing I don't miss about living in Europe (or the northeastern U.S.A.), it's those relentlessly gray winter skies. I love my sunshine!

Halcyon said...

It looks more peaceful to me than depressing. But I bet the trees are more beautiful with leaves.

tapirgal said...

It's interesting that so many people find this not depressing. I also usually enjoy everything about winter, but I have to say the scene seems very dark, or maybe it's just because I've seen this sky every day for a long time this winter! Your scene is striking. Nice photo with those trees and benches.

T. Becque said...

Ah, but it makes for a fine photo!

Louis la Vache said...

Perhaps, JM - but the green grass is a reminder that we are now approaching the intersection of Winter and Spring...

Steffe said...

Winter? Where?

Cezar and Léia said...

Okay está cinzento, mas eu achei maravilhoso, as arvores formam um lindo desenho e perspectiva!
Amei!
Léia

Randy said...

What a beautiful photo! I love the look of the bare trees. Spring will come soon and they will be full again.

Joanne said...

Demais esta foto!! Adoro os contrastes:)

Deepak Acharya said...

A perfect image !!!