The best things about Trinity

Crocuses and Porters with bowler hats. Last year the weather was too cold for a really good crocus display behind Trinity but today it is looking magnificent. About 30 trees have been executed along The Backs - some I think to make room for bigger neighbours but it's still a lot to go at the same time.
Still desperately trying to catch up on work and not making great progress.
Monet, is that you?
posted February 21st, 2012  
i LOVE this... it's like Spring is in the air... beautiful!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Lovely shot
posted February 21st, 2012  
Beautiful Spring shot! Have you ever seen the crocus display at Kew! A really magical experience it lasts for about a week!!!
posted February 21st, 2012  
@moirab Never been to Kew - would love to go though!
posted February 21st, 2012  
A really cool shot Judith!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Beautiful, so spring! Love the pov and he's curious what you are doing...LOL
posted February 21st, 2012  
Beauty! The gentleman adds to it most definitely, fantastic :)
posted February 21st, 2012  
Fav! So beautiful!!! Like a painting!
posted February 21st, 2012  
wow, great capture, love the gentleman with the bowler in the background
posted February 21st, 2012  
Great capture, love the blanket of Crocuses
posted February 21st, 2012  
lovely shot, and the touch of the bowler hatted gent looking in your direction makes it!
posted February 21st, 2012  
This photo has a very nostalgic feel to it! I like how the trees and the grass line frame the gentleman.
posted February 21st, 2012  
One day a camel...the next so traditionally English! This is fabulous and so much more intersting with the passing porter......the rise in temps and a bit of sun has opened the crocuses today......a def fave Judith!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Really pretty. Love how you';ve captured the man in the background
posted February 21st, 2012  
Fav of favs. A total winner of a shot. The colors are super and so is everything else.
posted February 21st, 2012  
Lovely shot, Fav. Reminds me strongly of an old painting.:)
posted February 21st, 2012  
Beautiful Judith. fav
posted February 21st, 2012  
It does look like an old painting. It's the background. Has that old canvas look. Perfect timing catching the man, just adds to that timelessness, nice to see the crocus.
posted February 21st, 2012  
I think this picture beats work any day! Well done!
posted February 21st, 2012  
absolutely lovely!
posted February 21st, 2012  
It reminds me of a song - 'And along came a bloke in a bowler which he lifted and scratched 'is 'ead' I think it's from Right said Fred (not the modern one). Love the shot.
posted February 21st, 2012  
Absolutely beautiful. Fabulous composition, DOF and colours.
posted February 21st, 2012  
Judith, thank you for your comments today. Your photos are so wonderful. We're back in Cambridge some time in May - if you were around for half an hour it would be great to meet for a coffee.
posted February 21st, 2012  
Sorry re the tree execution. Years ago we came upon a tree graveyard on our hike...looked like a battleground. It took a while before I could go back. Since then, I am looking at it as "it's a done deal and you might as well enjoy what is here. And the view of the ocean improved with the clear cut" I love the way the crocusi and the man seem to be dialoguing
posted February 21st, 2012  
@cgould Oh yes - definitely!!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Great pov and lovely crocus! Fav....how very English :)
posted February 21st, 2012  
Cool!
posted February 21st, 2012  
I love that the focus is not on the man and that he's merely part of the background. This is definitely a fav!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Lovely shot , made human by the bowler hatted figure in the background.
posted February 21st, 2012  
What a great shot!! Really loving this!!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Wow that a display! Love the look of the porter - he's probably thinking 'oh blimey that womans back from her holidays...there'll be no peace now....'
posted February 21st, 2012  
Love it!
posted February 21st, 2012  
@fueast That's only a small part - I might try and take the proper display if the sun's out tomorrow. He was smiling so at least he wasn't thinking, 'That dog's on the flowers!'
posted February 21st, 2012  
@judithg refering to Monty presumably?
posted February 21st, 2012  
@fueast You've been working hard today - very quiet - just not quite quiet enough! I'm supposed to be doing a VAT return....
posted February 21st, 2012  
@judithg aha you missed me! Yes I have worked hard today. Really good day for a change - nearly finished draft 1 of the review, interesting meeting at the Council. You feel worse because of the contrast to last week. I feel better cos last week was awful!
posted February 21st, 2012  
@fueast You're right there - and then there's the piles of washing and the people STILL messing about re the group travel I'm supposed to have finished organising for now etc etc. Good job on the review - references - yuck!!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Lovely spring pic - and loving Mr Bowler.
posted February 21st, 2012  
wow perfection
posted February 21st, 2012  
This is terrific. You POV is perfect. Love it.
posted February 21st, 2012  
I wonder what the porter thought as he walked past..." not that wild women again,should she not be taking pictures of bicycles. "...lol..take care, glad you had a good half term holiday...
posted February 21st, 2012  
Brilliant mix on this shot.crocuses & porters .
posted February 21st, 2012  
Wonderful! Great composition and focus. I love that spring is nearly here. Fav!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Enchanting!
posted February 21st, 2012  
Oh this is wonderful!! A FAV for sure!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Wonderful picture and a fav for me!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
well focused and good moment!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
This is fabulous Judith!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
fabulous, love it, love the crocuses and the dude in his hat in the background is fab
posted February 22nd, 2012  
awesome! love the bold hat, a fav
posted February 22nd, 2012  
this is a quick draw of the breath in type of photo
amazing
fav
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Lovely. Especially the look
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Just perfect. I love that composition and you gotta love those bowler hats ;). fav for me, too.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
smashing mix of man and nature.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Love this photo, Judith - beautiful soft colors - love the way the man is looking over at you - a fav!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Your processing of this shot is great.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
There you go!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Plus you're on the home page too now...
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Simply stunning.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
This is such an excellent composition! That man and his hat are just perfect for this; looks very British to me! ;-) A fav!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
So soft and colorful love the derby guy in it.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
fantastic! love everything about it! - the composition, colours, pov, focus brilliant!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Awesome! This looks like straight out of Mary Poppins!! Gorgeous in every way!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Has to be a fav. A brilliant photo.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
Enchanting! Fav
posted February 22nd, 2012  
That is so lovely. It reminds me of a British version of a French impressionist (is that what I mean?) painting.
posted February 22nd, 2012  
this is really cool - great focus and immaculate timing...hope nobody missed their bus for this shot!
posted February 22nd, 2012  
perfection... instant fav!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Fav! Beautifully interesting!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
This is beautiful. Love your composition.
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Lovely shot, beautiful.
posted February 23rd, 2012  
I love all those crocus'! Fav for me!!!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
I think he spotted you! You did very well with this one too!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
well done, really gorgeous photo - love the soft-focus porter
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Ooooh what a fab shot! Great job!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Instant Fav! Just love it!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Oh Judith you did it again! Fav!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Fav! Judith, this is stunning! Love the DOF and that Porter is just in the perfect spot :-)
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Wow, this is a great photo!!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
ohh, i love this! fav!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
Congrats on pp! Was waiting to see it there!
posted February 23rd, 2012  
a fav (looks like everybody loves this!)
posted February 24th, 2012  
Fabulous FAV!
posted February 24th, 2012  
I absolutely love this shot! Like a monet painting. Brilliant Judith!!!
posted February 24th, 2012  
FAV!
posted February 24th, 2012  
fav - gorgeous shot - the porter makes it
posted February 24th, 2012  
fantastic! like impressionist painting
posted February 24th, 2012  
Wow, so wonderful! Love this! A fav for sure!
posted February 24th, 2012  
yay great news top 20 for you :)
posted February 24th, 2012  
@spthorne Oooohhh - thanks!!!!
posted February 24th, 2012  
What brilliant timing, fancy a man in a bowler hat walking by just when you had a camera in your hand!! Perfect :)
posted February 24th, 2012  
i love this! not only is that ground cover spring infused, the perfect timing of the man passing really adds to the shot! well done!
posted February 24th, 2012  
Love this... it looks like the front cover on a book. Such a rich story behind it :) fav!!
posted February 24th, 2012  
A fav!
posted February 25th, 2012  
Lovely play of colours, contrasts and textures! Looks like the man has a little quirky spring in his step which gives the photo a lighthearted feeling.
posted February 25th, 2012  
Blimmin heck Judith...for a photo you didn't seem that pleased with, it's no.5 in this weeks top20!!! Well done you!
posted February 25th, 2012  
@Cherrill I'm pleased with it now!!
posted February 25th, 2012  
Congrats on your top 20!! Beautiful photo!
posted February 25th, 2012  
love it!
posted February 26th, 2012  
Breathtaking. :D
posted February 28th, 2012  
reminds me of that famous work of man in bowler . This is a fun shot.
posted February 29th, 2012  
Just fantastic! a fav!
posted February 29th, 2012  
Instant fav, Judith! Congrats on Top 20.
posted March 2nd, 2012  
wonderful shot! the man over there is just perfectly suitable!!!)
posted March 15th, 2012  
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