On the turn by judithg

On the turn

I noticed from the river yesterday that the Virginia Creeper at St John's College is in 'mid turn'. It was lucky as I thought I had a few more weeks and it's a glorious sight which is short-lived. So I went specially today and I mostly took close up window shots (and one of just half turned leaves which are lovely) but I've gone with this shot to give a taste of the whole wall. For me the trees they have planted in front are getting too big and spoiling the overall view but I didn't mind them from this angle. There is a window shot in my Extras album. I was a but disappointed because I couldn't get 'straight on' without going on the grass. And having been grilled by the porter about whether I was a pro and told not to use a tripod (it turns out he is quite a frustrated photographer himself) I didn't dare set foot on the hallowed turf!
What a beautiful picture this is! Well done!
August 29th, 2011  
This is a beautiful capture, Judith, well worth a grilling!
August 29th, 2011  
You are so lucky to live where you do & get to see such beautiful buildings ! I think you have got this at just the right angle, I can see your point about the trees & from the front would think they have hidden the fa├žade somewhat but from this angle it's lovely &really well balanced!! The colours very varied & contrast each other !!
August 29th, 2011  
Gorgeous!
August 29th, 2011  
beautiful shot and lovely colours - well done for braving the porter
August 29th, 2011  
So gorgeous!!!!!
Lovely shot!
August 29th, 2011  
Hallowed turf! lol This is a beautiful shot Judith.....so evocative of many colleges. Wonderfully composed so your eye wanders round the picture. Virginia Creeper is a lovely plant in the right place but a nightmare to control!
August 29th, 2011  
Oh lovely shot, i am waiting for the ivy at my parents place to turn red, i don't think my shot will be this good though!
August 29th, 2011  
soooo beautiful!
August 29th, 2011  
We had Virginia Creeper on the farm house were we used to live, it always made me feel Autumn was on the way when the leaves turned. your picture is beautiful Judith
August 29th, 2011  
I love the angle you took this Judith. I think it turned out terrific. Now stay off that grass! :-)
August 29th, 2011  
gorgeous!
August 29th, 2011  
Nice shot. I love this creeper too.
August 29th, 2011  
beautiful shot, dare I say there is a hint of Autumn creeping in there!
August 29th, 2011  
this is really nice!
August 29th, 2011  
fantastic just love this shot
August 29th, 2011  
Beautiful shot, great colours!
August 29th, 2011  
great turning colours - love your commentry too - stepping on the hallowed turf in Cabridge collages...sackable offences!!
August 29th, 2011  
I love that creeper and they way it turns. nice shot.
August 29th, 2011  
Not my favourite plant but I do love to see it especially in the autumn, love this shot, great colours.
August 29th, 2011  
gorgeous signs of autumn coming.
August 30th, 2011  
I love this! It makes me want to curl up and read Jane Austen. A FAV!
August 30th, 2011  
Oh how stunning!!!
August 30th, 2011  
gorgeous colors.
August 30th, 2011  
ooh lovely , I hadn't realised it would be turning so soon. Must get out and have a look, I do love a wall of virginia creeper
September 3rd, 2011  
Kim
What a beautiful capture! Great subject with those gorgeous colors!
September 4th, 2011  
looks great Judith, Virginia creeper is wonderful when it's all red and shiny...makes a big mess when they all fall off though !!!

nice composition on the shot

September 7th, 2011  
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