Saturday, 29 June 2013

Picture This #206 ~ City, Town Or Countryside

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week, and for a great theme!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the comparisons between big cities, small towns and beautiful countryside!!

Here are mine:  

1) BIG CITY - New York, of course!!
Layers & Textures 2

2) BIG COUNTRY - Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce - Sunset Point 2

3) SMALL VILLAGE - Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Street In Corfe

4) GREEN COUNTRYSIDE - Brecon Beacons, Wales
Beacons View 3

24 comments:

  1. Good Morning Mitch three wonderful takes on the theme, I remember the visit to Corfe well;) Great work.

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    1. Thanks Baz :-)) Would be nice to return to Corfe and photograph it again on a sunny day!! LOL.

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  2. Good morning, Mitch, what wonderful pictures to wake up to. New York is one of the cities that is "The" city and yours is a classic shot of it. What could be bigger country than Bryce - this is a great photo that captures its majesty. I love the picture of the lovely town of Dorset, maybe my favorite with the Fox Inn and the Union Jack fluttering. And a bonus shot of the green hills of Wales with maybe a cloud shadow on the top of one of the beacons? So nicely done with the rock fence and an inviting lane.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) New York is just endlessly fascinating, I would love to visit again. Bryce, to me, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, and I am definately going to return there in the not-too-distant future!! Corfe Castle is a really pictureque place. It is so stereotypical of the 'chocolate box' idea of an English village!! If I hadn't seen it for myself, I'd have said was faked!! LOL. The Brecon Beacons are some of the most beautiful countryside here in Wales, and also has some very challenging hikes. Me and Baz hiked Pen-Y-Fan (the Beacons highest peak at 886 metres) a couple of summers ago.

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  3. First of all thanks for my immortalisation on the site with my Honesty picture. Just for information, the seed pods are now becoming cream coloured and a thinking about dropping.
    Lovely memories of New York, great view. The canyon is really the big wide open spaces and thos english villages are just unique.I have never been to Wales, but it looks very inviting for a nice walk.

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    1. Thanks Pat :-)) I just loved New York, there's so much to it. I've only seen a fraction of it. I need to go again!! The Brecon Beacons is the most popular place for walking in Wales. It has a lot of easy walks and quite a few very challenging hikes, too!!

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  4. All great shots. I love the angle for City. and Bryce, well how can you go wrong with that shot. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Randall :-)) Bryce is just a photographer's paradise!!

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  5. The city that never sleeps - full of insomniacs then.

    Majestic mountain landscape.

    Sweet li'l village.

    Impressive vista.

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    1. I think they should re-name it "The City That Never Stops Moving". It's busy busy busy, bustling, all the time.

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  6. Each photo has its own beauty but the small village is very charming and my favourite...

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  7. Three beautiful shots. I love the grand scale of the first two and the quaint feeling in the village shot...the country road feels like home to me :)

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  8. I think these are sincere taken on the theme.
    I easily suffer from Vertigo, so I decided not to go up to any of those tall buildings when I was in New York.

    Breathtaking shot of Canyon National Park!

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  9. Fantastic shot of the Big Apple!

    Love the canyon. What a sight! I've only visited a smallish canyon in south GA. It's only a whole in the ground compared to Bryce.

    The little village is so charming. My favorite in this set.

    That last one is very pretty. Looks like it would be quite a hike over the hills.

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    1. Thanks Debby :-))

      Bryce is just breath-taking. I don't think any photo would ever do it justice, you have to be there to really appreciate it.

      I'm hoping to visit Corfe again soon, hopefully I'll catch it on sunny day this time :-))

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  10. Mitch, I love the shot of Manhattan. I agree with you on you can't get enough of New York City. Bryce Canyon is on my bucket list. I've seen many images of the site. The tofus are amazing in formation. Your sky with the clouds is beautiful. The scene of the village looks like a set from one of the Jane Austen films. Very charming. Nice shot of Brecon Beacons.

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    1. Thanks Robert :-)) I hope you get your wish to visit Bryce. It is truly breath-taking in it's beauty. At it's highest point, the elevation is over 9000 feet. It's the highest point I've ever stood, the air is so still and clear. Joanne and I are talking about possibly touring the parks of Utah next year, so it's quite possible we'll be seeing Bryce again soon.

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  11. You cheated! 4 ???? Busted ................ that's what .... *smile* Okay , you are excused, seeing they are all so great in different ways. I simply cannot imagine NY, it is so huge, but then so are Bryce Canyon National Park, I think I would go mad in the first and thirsty in the second, now I spot an Inn in Corfe Castle, , so taking a quick stop over and a dram before going on that walk across the hills in Wales. Great entries for this interesting theme.

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    1. Pots and kettles :-)) New York has to be experienced at least once, even if you don't normally like cities. Bryce is just awesome and breath-taking. The day I visited Corfe it was raining for much of the day, so not exactly thirsty work. LOL.

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