The trail is alive in winter. It may look dreary and bleak but hidden behind the tree limbs and tall grass lives a world of new and exciting things. Forgotten old buildings, springs leading to and fro, and homes of deer and rabbits were once hidden from view but now manifest themselves for the pioneering eye. It’s a new world for the curious and adventurous. It’s a new world for me.
Visit my store.
(New products added with Spike, Shimmer and Left from “Tree Art”)
Previous “The Trail” articles:
The Trail:Part One
The Trail:Part Two
The Trail:Late Fall
“Whisker” “Hidden” and “Blue Day” are my favorites! Beautiful. But I just saw “Missing” again and there’s something about that one too. Beautiful! I love the blue peaking out in that picture (Missing).
Thanks so much. 🙂
Whisker made me laugh. Clever. A beautiful trail for all seasons.
Agree. Thanks Gallivanta.
Lovely series of photos! Where is the trail? Looks very similar to one here in Radford.
The trail runs from the Cincinnati area up to Springfield. It’s hundreds of miles long.
Back before Homeland Security and all that, we (meaning Boy Scouts) used to hike many stretches of railroad tracks through southwest Ohio. It was safer than many of the highways, after all.
Your photos stir many memories.
It’s probably close. They converted the old railroad track into the trail.
The rails-to-trails movement has been a great blessing across the country.
Here in Dover we now have the Community Trail running in two directions from downtown — one leg down an old railroad line. It includes a marvelous bridge over the river that was adapted for pedestrians only.
I’ll be posting about it, with photos, later this spring.
At the moment, it’s essentially a cross-country ski trail. Now, to get my skis fixed and a set of new boots …
I adore Light of my Life.I keep staring at it waiting for someone or something to come up onto the bridge from the other direction! Yeah, I know, I’m strange like that! Love them, nice work.
Thank you. If you stare long enough I might show up in it. 😄
Very interesting perspective. Nice work.
I love the combination of gray and blue in these pictures. Great angles, too.
Thank you. Glad you like.
The first, “Light of my life”, is one of my favorite photo perspectives.
Mirror, too. Lovely shots!
I just love your pictures. Interesting take on the winter day. Thanks for a smile today.
Thanks Stephanie. 🙂 Glad for the 🙂
I noticed a couple of responses about “Whisker” and I picked it as my favorite, too. I wonder sometimes, though, if I don’t pick my favorites by your names. The images are spellbinding, but your names for them are equally intriguing. Excellent combination.
Thanks so much Shelia. 🙂 Your words are too kind.
wow…now these are special! into the nitty gritty of the old trail… Whisker made me smile, but I have to say Light of my life(my fav) and Missing are very vocal photos for me…I know they have stories to tell???
Heather- Yes they do. Shall I tell the stories or would you like to? 😉
hmmm…neither, lets keep the mystery alive! 😉
These are great! I love the first one especially. It’s like a groundhog peeked out of a hole to see if Spring has arrived yet. Very creative shot!
Thanks so much> 🙂
Your pictures are always so pretty. What makes them special is that they are always simple and elegant.
Thanks. 🙂 Glad you enjoy them.
Great series! Were you laying on the cold freezing ground for that first shot? Brrrr.
Angeline- I do not discuss my method for taking photos 😉 But I will tell you, I was not on the ground. 😉 I just put the camera on the ground, bent down and snapped.
Ha! Thank you.
Blue day and End are my favorites
I admire your positive outlook on life! And your photo MISSING is really beautiful.
I will say it again; your use of selective color is “très beau”. The scene is gorgeous. I love the perspective,refection & dab of color.
Barb, Merci beaucoup. Glad you like them.
The scene is absolutely amazing. It looks so surreal.
such beautiful images again 🙂 Like always.
I nominated your blog for the versatile blog award if your are interessted
Thanks so much!! 🙂
Wonderful shot !!
Thanks so much, Glad you like them.
Nice shots of the trail. I especially like the ground level view in the first photo.
Have a good weekend.
Thanks David. Glad you like that one.
Light of my life – is my pick out of this good bunch – but this a truly great collection of photos – I like the photo where you caught the reflection in the puddle – I do the same.
Thanks Viveka. 🙂
Beautiful! I was trying to think of which one was my favorite but I love them all. Nice Work.
Thanks so much. 🙂 🙂 v
Wow! All of these photos are testament to the fact that sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words.
Great photos, and I love the effects you added as well, very nice.
Thanks so much. Glad you like the colors. I literally just pull out all color except for one. So the blue you see is the real blue color. 🙂 I love that effect too. 🙂
Great photographs! Glad to see that I am not the only one who likes trees!
Trees are fab! Thanks. 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂 ..
My favorite is ‘Missing’. It just touches me for some reason.
Thanks Barbara. The bridge was just missing a piece and I thought the rest of the bridge was probably missing that part. 😉
Beautiful trail images … I loved walking the local Vancouver trails too.
For me, it is the best “re-charge.”
I want to visit Vancouver some time.
So pretty! Love ‘Blue Day’…especially nice concept and well done. 🙂
Your photography is as good as if u can paint the HEAVEN on The Earth…!
Thanks so much tejas.
Love the mirror photo!
Glad you like that one. 🙂
There’s a place in Madrid, Spain which reminds me of this called Alcala de Henares.
I’ve only been to Barcelona. I need to check out Madrid some time.
Please do. It’s my home. I have to check out Ohio too sometime.
Light of my life – I feel like an ant viewing the world. Terrific!
Yes, that’s true 😉 Thanks
Nature is a strange world wh´re anything could happen.
Beautiful, love the first pictures x
Thanks Wynter Victoria.
Interesting use of colour popping on your images.
I really like the angle of light of my life, nice work.
Great pictures on winter Seth!!
Thanks! Glad you like these pics.
I love the perspective in Light of My Life. The others are beautiful as well.
Thanks Laura. Glad you like them.
Thank you for finding and liking my photo blog! I like the different angles of your trail series.
That’s very nice thanks.
These are all great, I like “Light of my life”, “The scene”, and “Blue day” especially. 🙂
And I think every photographer (or at least anyone with a camera and imagination + curiosity(?)) has taken a photo (or more) with their camera on the ground. It makes interesting shots, in my opinion. 🙂
Yes it does! 🙂
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