Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Bench In The Forest

I found this bench along the path to the overlook for the waterfall that I posted on my photoblog yesterday. (You can see the waterfall here.) I visited the waterfall many times with my family when I was a young girl and hadn't seen it in many years. The sepia tone helps suggest an earlier time and seems fitting for my memories.
I wanted to post the original image as well because I thought it was such a peaceful looking spot with the sunlight coming through the forest behind it and the soft light dappled on the fallen leaves. I might add that since it was only about 50 feet from the precipice of the gorge I could hear the roar of the waterfall enticing me to continue rather than to sit.
Besides Sepia Scenes I'm also posting this for RunE at his Visual Norway blog. He posts a bench shot on Friday. It's all very informal at his place. Just post your photo and leave him a comment.
For more Sepia Scenes join Mary by clicking here.

28 comments:

Pacey said...

This is a neat and crisp sepia Carletta. I like the memory that goes with it too.

Thom said...

What a fantastic picture. Excellent and I like the story that goes along with this :) Well done!!!

MyMaracas said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to just sit and enjoy the water. We used to go to Blackwater Falls when I was a kid, and we always loved it there.

I like the Sepia and color photos together. It's kind of a then-and-now feeling.

maryt/theteach said...

These are wonderful shots, the sepia and the original, Carletta! Happy Sepia Scenes!

Greyscale Territory said...

I love quiet, secluded places like this! Very good for the soul!

Patti said...

Such a serene scene, Carletta.

I like it better in sepia, can't really say why though. Maybe it symbolized the memories you have.

Patti said...

The waterfall setting reminds me of Kent Falls State Park in Connecticut. Last time I was there I didn't have a camera. :-(

Ralph said...

The solitary bench looks nice in the sepia woods. But not lonely, as the hikers and lovers of nature sometime need a place to sit and slow down, taking in the stunning Mountaineer scenery. A wonderful capture!

Patti said...

Thanks for the personalized poem! You made me smile.

Felisol said...

A beautiful, fresh outdoor scene.
Sepia is also good for making the fall real and crisp. I can hear the rattling of fallen leaves while stealinig over to take a rest on this well built bench.
From Felisol

Marice said...

now because of sepia that bench tells a different story now :)

thanks for checkin out mine!

JunieRose2005 said...

I like that bench in sepia - looks peaceful there!


Junie

SquirrelQueen said...

Lovely photos and very lovely memories.

Day4plus said...

The bench and the trees work well in sepia. Very nice and artful. MB

Janet, said...

I love the first shot. It looks like a place I'd love to go and sit for a while.

Mar said...

It sounds and looks like a perfect little spot, wonderful!!

Nessa said...

That looks like a beautiful spot to relax and the waterfall was lovely.

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Rick Kratzke said...

A nice bench to sit on and a beautiful waterfall to listen to, can't ask for more than that.

kaye said...

the sepia does take you back in time. I'm sure this area hasn't changed much in the last 50 or so years. thanks for stopping by.

RuneE said...

I liked that you posted both versions. They may look the same - but they are not. For the autumn experience I'll go for the second one - for the historical version I'll go for the first.

PS Thank you for the mention!

Darla said...

I dearly love th sepia photo!

Barbara Martin said...

Both photos are lovely while I'm certain the bench would be a perfect place to sit a spell.

Pat said...

Very peaceful setting. I love park benches. I have a whole slew of photos of them. What I need to do is make a separate folder of them since they are scattered all over in folders (on the computer) from our travels! LOL!

Dimple said...

Nice bench, I like both versions!

PERBS said...

Looks like well made benches! Maybe you would like to see mine posted for Friday's meme on my bench blog?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Very peaceful setting beckoning a rest. But I would be like you and would find myself continuing my journey toward the falls.

Raven said...

Does look peaceful. I love spots like that and a good sturdy bench. Looks lovely in both sepia and it's true colors.

Tom said...

I'm late to see this, it is a beauty as well.