Back in student days in West Berlin, just a quarter-mile or so from our apartment there was a lovely park with a small lake called the Fennsee (pronounced FENN-zay) where I loved to go for walks with our dogs. Spring was our favorite time of year, especially following a typically damp, dark and dismal winter. This, around 1972, was one of those perfect spring days when the air was sweet with the perfume of fresh blossoms everywhere, with birds singing and the almost overpowering breath of new life in the air.
(Pentax Spotmatic, Pentax 50mm/1.4 lens, Ilford HP5)
I just love that dreamy tone and the ethereal feel to this
Thank you, Mimo, so do I! I’ve always loved this photo and have had a print of it up in our home for years. There’s something really magic about the mood and the character of the old monochrome films, and I am increasingly fond of revisiting and reviving my old negatives, digitizing them for posterity, and re-printing them. Ansel Adams wrote (in his book The Print): “…as months and years pass the photographer refines his sensibilities and may change the value relationships within an image according to his evolving awareness.”
So schön, als wäre es gemalt..Einfach traumhaft..Die Ruhe…Die Schönheit der Bäume…sehr romantisch :)
Falls Du mal nach Berlin fährst, kann ich genau beschreiben, wo Du diesen Park finden kannst!
Very calm and beautiful picture, Gary, very well balanced and absolutely right for mono! The tree leans into the picture, the bridge supplies good, subdued, misty background interest – and the two ducks make it perfect! Excellent photography! Adrian
I spent many a happy hour in that park during student days, and still think of it often with great fondness.