Swan Lake – Meg Lipscombe

 Posted by on May 31, 2012  Add comments
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I could never imagine living in a country where there is very little change in the seasons, I so enjoy each season as it arrives and at the end I am ready and looking forward to the next.
Winter see's me ready to hibernate, dress in warm clothes and catch up on lots of projects during the long evenings, but the spring bulbs poking their heads out heralds new life and thinking about new beginnings. Time to dig the vegetable garden over and enjoy a few warm days. Summer arrives, a much more social time, lots of visitors, lots of noise and holiday activities.
But for me, Autumn is my favourite with the cooler evenings and the beautiful colours as the trees slowly shed their leaves.
I woke recently and saw a beautiful mist rising off the lagoon and just felt the need to be out there trying to capturing the emotion it brought.
The soft golden light slowly coming through the trees accentuating the shapes in the bush. The swans, oh so gracefully gliding through the mist. And the stillness, the only sounds coming from the birds. It doesn't get any better.

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  9 Responses to “Swan Lake – Meg Lipscombe”

  1. Your description has taken me right to the spot Meg.
    Welcome to aGathering.

  2. Welcome Meg! So wonderful to have this inspiration from you in aGathering. How recently was it we were discussing the difference in our styles and here is such a classic example. You see the wonderful softness and romance in a landscape that seems to elude my graphic eye, but inspires me to keep trying anyway! Thank you for sharing.

  3. A georgeous piece of work. It conveys a lovely sense of serenity.

  4. Hi Meg, Love this

    Not a golden leaf in sight yet this has a superb autumn feel about it.

    Interesting comment about seasons. My sister-in-law and her family lived in Ottawa for 3 years and when they returned said they missed the extremes of the North American seasons. I guess the way we see seasonal variations is a relative thing

  5. Thanks everyone for your comments, great to be involved. Yes Jenny, guess this really is something that draws me, love that moody ethereal look.
    It would have been interesting if you had been there beside me, would you have been drawn to this and if so how you would have processed it. Interesting.

    • I definitely would have been drawn to it Meg, Heaven only knows where my rendition of it would have ended up! Nothing as serene as this though 🙂

  6. Beautiful. So delicately handled.

  7. Wonderful atmosphere you’ve caught Meg and so appropriate with no colour to take away from the quiet drama.

  8. Meg has a wonderful eye, huge talent and sees things many of us walk past. This has ‘captured a moment’

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