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Woodland Ride - Colonial Williamsburg
Mark E Tisdale
Photograph - Photo Art
My visit to Colonial Williamsburg was one of my earlier attempts at seeing and photographing places here in the states. It was a natural choice as I love history and had family ties to nearby Jamestowne and Yorktown.
This lightly textured photo-art piece is based off a moment on my first afternoon in Williamsburg. I happened upon a carriage ride moving slowly down this beautiful lane and I knew I had a moment I had to capture. The phenomenal light mixed with the timeless carriage created what's to me a classic scene.
And this Williamsburg scene is one that will always remind me of my favorite poem, AE Houseman's Loveliest of Trees. There may be no cherry blossoms, but it still reminds me of the heart of the poem, to make the most of our time.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
April 4th, 2013
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