PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Thursday, 26 April 2012

Friday Fences - Lincolnshire

I am delighted to be participating in Friday Fences
 with lifeaccordingtojanandjer.

The wooden gate is locked, fortunately there is a useful wooden stile, with enough space underneath for a determined, medium-sized dog to be able to slither through!  
It is a public right of way, not trespass.



The fence sweeps down and around a large fish pond.
It is the lines, curves, shadows and highlights on the wooden bars which I find interesting.
Within the wooden fence are three strands of barbed wire and then at the lower portion
there is some metal fencing to prevent dogs and children from scrambling through to the pond!
A fence built to deter and to protect.







I like the way the sunlight illuminates the top surface of the wood and the contrast with the shadow fence, the barbed strands increase the width and we seem to have three fences.


The silvery wood has lots of "eyes" all different, all beautiful.


This shot shows a small stone which someone has carefully placed in the wire.  An orange coloured stone.    I wonder whether they will come back and look for it.  I wonder how far they carried it before deciding to place it in the fence... none of this matters, but it is the kind of thing I ponder as I walk the fence!







These beautiful swans live on the pond - seen over the barbed wire - I couldn't get them through it, sorry!
T


38 comments:

  1. Lovely Elaine. You have quite an artistic sensibility. You just took an ordinary board and wire fence and saw the "art" in it. Love the black & white photos, particularly the orange stone. When you find out the mystery of the stone, please do tell.

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    1. Thank you Janet, I do appreciate your comments. The little stone is still there as far as I know, I'll check on it later today.

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  2. Hi, I'm River, I've popped on over from Joanne's Cup On The Bus. Your photos are lovely and I'll be back to read more later.

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    1. Hi River, Thank you for calling by! Joanne has a wonderful sense of humour and tells great stories, I really enjoy her blog!

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  3. Elaine....Your fence shots in black and white are awesome. You have turn a simple fence into a photographic work of art. The way you captured the natural light on the wood and the wire is stunning. What a great post. genie

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    1. Hello Genie, Thank you! It was really difficult to convey what I like about that fence when it was in colour - I switched to black and white and there it was! I am so pleased you like it too!

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    1. Hello Kim, Thank you for calling by - so pleased you enjoyed it!

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  5. Great shots...love the black n white..very vintage looking!

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    1. Hello Jan and Jer, Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

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  6. I am intrigued...why so determined to "KEEP OUT"? Are there valuable fish in the pond?
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane, I think it mainly stems from a year or two ago when some of the village children took to splashing around in it during the summer... I suppose potential problems and litigation loomed large in the owner's mind.

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  7. Great shots! I love that you posted these in black and white.

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    1. Hello edenhills, Thank you very much. These particular photos work so much better in black and white!

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  8. Just popping over from Joanne @Cup on the Bus...enjoyed your post very much.

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    1. Hello Susan, Thank you for coming on over - you are very welcome indeed. Joanne tells wonderful stories!

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  9. These are wonderful images...love those swans, too.

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    1. Hello Rose, You are very kind, I am so pleased you enjoyed them.

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  10. Great post... I really like your photography! The B&W works great for the fence shots.

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    1. Hello Spare Parts and Pics, Thank you very much! I got very cross with myself when they were in colour because the areas I wanted to show just didn't work. B&W saved the shots.

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  11. Oh Elaine, how did you know about my fence fetish? Seems I do more fencing each year on the plots than gardening.

    Great shots. Amazing how a nice contrasty B&W image can bring out the beauty in such an everyday sight.

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    1. Hi Chris, Oh dear, I know how much hard work goes into fencing, I hope you have nearly completed it now.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the photos - I often walk through that field and the lines of that fence have always pleased me, but it just doesn't show very well in colour.

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  12. love the black & whites. (:

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    1. Hello Beth, Thank you, very much.

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  13. Hello Elaine....You have out done yourself today. The black and white added so much. Your creative eye comes through with the lens of your camera!

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    1. Hello Meggie, I really enjoyed playing around with them - such a relief that black and white worked and showed the lines!

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  14. You have a good eye for capturing compelling images--especially eyes!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, You know me, I can never resist the chance to photograph eyes in trees...so it seemed a natural progression!!

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  15. Inspired photos. Beautiful. But I'm glad you couldn't get those swans through the barbed wire; I'm sure they're much happier in the pond.

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    1. Hello Mitch, You got me there! Of course I wrote it that way to check that you really do read the whole post...x

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    1. Hello Marie, I am so pleased you like them, thank you!

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    1. Hello Amy, Isn't it surprising what a difference it can make!

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  18. You must have gotten the light just right for these photos - and the B&W makes it that much better (I am assuming!)

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    1. Hello Lesley, It was just the luck of the day - and yes, B&W highlighted all the bits I hoped it would! Thanks for calling by.

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  19. Hi Joe, I am so glad you like them!

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