Scene through the grasses

Ailsa has chosen grasses for this week’s travel theme. I would love to show some close up images of grasses, but alas I don’t have any, nor the chance of creating any soon. However, I have decided to go a bit out on a limb, think outside the box on this one.

There is a garden not too far from me, where the grass is allowed to grow a bit longer in certain areas at this time of the year. The view at one point always makes me think of ‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ (Alain-Fournier’s book) and the liminal, lost places, visions…. I created the image below using a vintage film effect to recreate that sense of wistfulness and longing (but perhaps I should have blurred those figures slightly?):

Through the grasses

Through the grasses



  1. I like the effect of the figures still clear in the midst of it. It’s beautiful that is for sure. 🙂

  2. Looks like a nice spot indeed, and well-captured.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Love this image, Sue. Well done. 🙂

  4. Ahh…so evocative of summer walks. Love the vintage effect and way it enhances the soft light on the trees and the grass. The people in the background look good as they are I think, as if they have been painted in 🙂

  5. Hello Sue,

    I liked the selection of image for the theme 🙂

    There is something really interesting in this image with the play of light and shades.

    The soft tone in the grass and the faded people in the middle really makes it beautiful 🙂

  6. Works for me too Sue – I love the light and shade.

  7. Yes, maybe… but I like it 🙂 When I read the opening I thought I was going to find you crawling through the long grass, Sue 🙂

  8. I like that effect – dreamy. This makes me feel light and summery…

  9. Perfect for Le Grand Meaulnes – lovely shot Sue

  10. Suzanne

    I love this photo. The bright green grass through the dark trees and the dynamic contrast of the red jumper. It would make an interesting painting.

  11. I love the image as it is, but I wouldn’t say wistfulness and longing. For me it’s more nostalgia – looking back through the present into a golden past. It reminds me of accounts I’ve read of the last summer before the outbreak of WW1. Which may well be wistfulness and longing!

  12. Wonderful, they are bathed in golden light!

  13. wonderful effect Sue!! You succeeded in that golden nostalgia!!

  14. The light on the grass is perfect and just right for this weeks theme with the grass as the main focus.

  15. This is a beautiful capture of this place. Really draws you in and I like it just the way it is 🙂

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