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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Colours of Late October Collage

This is a collage of photos taken yesterday morning, which I used to make a birthday card for a friend, whose 50th birthday party I went to the same evening.

Friday, 23 October 2009

By the River - II

A more heavily edited image - in PSP9 - from photo taken at the same time and spot as yesterday's photo.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Mosaic Monday: Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave

Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.
Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)

For more Mosaic Monday, go to Little Red House.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Nature's Sunday Sermon

After the dreary slush the other day... this morning, Nature offered the most spectacular Art Show I think I have ever seen! It was extraordinary. After the morning mist lifted, the air was crystal clear. The sharp morning light revealed the railing on the bridge over the river to be all covered with glistening spiderwebs, one after another. In the background, still the burning colours of autumn. On the other side of the river, the spider webs just went on and on and on, along a rusty iron fence outside an old factory buildning...

Further along my walk, I got another spectacular show, with music. Hundreds of birds for some reason gathered high up in the treetops. Much too high to enable me to see properly what kind of birds; and my camera was also not able to zoom them in. I had to just stand and watch, and listen, and wonder. The birds were fluttering about all the time, high above me, their movements reminding of butterflies in the summer, and it was sometimes hard to distinguish them from the falling leaves. I've never seen anything quite like that either. It gave the impression of a praise concert - maybe a last gathering before moving south for the winter?

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
they will sing before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his truth.
Psalm 96:11-13

Friday, 16 October 2009

The First Slush

(taken through the window)

Today when I woke up and looked out of my window - it was there. The first pre-winter-snowslush. It's about as gloomy as it gets. In my opinion, snow should not fall until the trees are bare and every flower has gone properly to sleep already. Then it may serve to cover things up until spring. This, however... Ah well. Nothing much one can do about it, is there?! If I had not started this blog, I would not have gone out in it. Now it struck me that perhaps I ought to show you... The more unpleasant side of living in Sweden...

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Wordless Wednesday: From one week to the next...

Above - 26 September 2009
Below - 7 October 2009

For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Simply Heather's Blog

Monday, 12 October 2009

The autumn colours last week were so strong it almost hurt the eye to look at them.

Even on a grey and cloudy day, the trees seem luminous now, like if they had drawn the light of the sun into themselves.

Mosaic Monday: Old Mill Collage

For more Mosaic Monday visit Little Red House

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Yew Berries

In most of the yew hedges I have seen, there have only been a few berries, well hidden...
The other day, suddenly, I found abundance of them in one place!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Frosty Morning Flowers

Himalayan Balsam -  Impatiens glandulifera - Jättebalsamin
30 September, 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Early Morning Light, October

These two pictures were taken from the same spot (a bridge), within one minute of each other, in the morning of October 2. The one above at 8:37, looking south. The one below at 8:38, looking north. Both pictures have been slightly clarified and sharpened in PSP9, but the difference in colour scheme depends on the light. 

Sunday, 4 October 2009

What do you mean, wrong season?

Dandelion, found in bloom among the autumn leaves on 28 September, 2009

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009


Awards given to DawnTreader's Picture Book

Over-the-Top Award from NPT @ The Nature..., 3 November 2009.
More info at The Island of the Voices.

'Blog of the Week' from Brett @ 365 to 42, 9 November 2009.

From Scriptor Senex @ Rambles From My Chair, 22 November 2009

About Me - DawnTreader

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Västergötland, Sweden
(March 2011) PLEASE NOTE that my two main blogs have been moved and continue here: Beyond the Lone Islands and here: DawnTreader's Picture Book 2

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DawnTreader's Picture Book

For this blog, I have chosen a template that allows me to show pictures as big as possible . Some of the things you usually find in the sidebar, you will find here at the bottom of the page instead - Blog Archive, Followers etc.

My camera is a Nikon Coolpix 4600.
For basic editing of most photos and collages I use Picasa 3.
Sometimes I also experiment with some more "artistic" effects in Photoshop Elements or Paint Shop Pro.


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