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A view over the lake at Roundhay Park, i have called it ethereal as it was just magical and probably never to be seen again, a elderly gentleman told me he had walked round the park almost everyday for the last 30 years and never seen anything like it before and in his words " get thy camera out young un and start taking some photo's before it melts" it didn't take me long to start snapping:)


A view over the lake at Roundhay Park, i have called it ethereal as it was just magical and probably never to be seen again, a elderly gentleman told me he had walked round the park almost everyday for the last 30 years and never seen anything like it before and in his words " get thy camera out young un and start taking some photo's before it melts" it didn't take me long to start snapping:)

comments (38)

  • martie
  • US
  • 24 Feb 2008, 02:16
Beautiful! I totally agree with your title - this is does seem too perfect for this world. What a magical moment you have captured!!
tim hitchins: thank you so much martie, happy you thought that.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 24 Feb 2008, 03:58
Ethereal indeed, Tim. Hope this is the beginning of the series of the ethereal shots.
tim hitchins: i have a few to show VZ, just wish i had got there a bit earlier so as to catch the mist that was around that morning as well,
  • aussie
  • teenage sitting
  • 24 Feb 2008, 04:24
Glad you got that camera out 'young un'. This is a magical capture. Love everything about it.
tim hitchins: young un lol, keep it coming aussiesmile cheers.
The most beautiful scene I ever seen.

tim hitchins: good afternoon Remi, i am so happy you thought that, really chuffed that people love it so much, most appreciatedsmile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2008, 05:41
Tim, I have never seen anything like this either. It is magic.

tim hitchins: most appreciated Kathryn, really am chuffed to bits that i got the opportunity to capture this and that people love it so muchsmile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2008, 05:42
Lovely reflection. It is magical!
tim hitchins: thank you so much Jewlya, most appreciatedsmile
  • Richard Trim
  • Leicester UK : back from a 10 mile walk
  • 24 Feb 2008, 07:04
This is nature's icing on the cake and top tier from you. richard
tim hitchins: it sure was Richard, many thankssmile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2008, 09:50
What a wonderful sight - it seems a shame we might have to wait another 30 years for another like this! It is like something out of a fairy tale.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Ingrid, i sincerely hope not, and if it ever does i know for sure i will not be setting off for work lol.
What a beautiful scene of hoarfrost. This seems to happen quite a bit throughout Europe as several photographers have featured it. It is ethereal...and magical. Absolutely beautiful.
tim hitchins: it sure is Mary glad you liked itsmile
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 24 Feb 2008, 10:47
A stunning shot. I love the reflections in the water. I've heard of Roundhay Park - is it Leeds somewhere?
tim hitchins: yes Paul just outside Leeds, iv seen Wacko jackson, u2, simple minds and robbie williams play their which were brilliant scenes to witness with 80,000+ inside but this beats the lot for me, most appreciated Alansmile
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 24 Feb 2008, 11:55
Just wonderful so clear and crisp,I bet it was cold
tim hitchins: the way i was charging round the place i didn't feel a thing lolsmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2008, 13:10
Oh yes, wonderful- magical , cloud-trees, I'm feling we are a bit above the earth and "it" never can "melt" after you have taken this and these photos! Thanks to the "elderly gentleman" and to you!
tim hitchins: yes thats a lovely way of putting it, a moment in time i will never forget Philline, most appreciated and have a nice daysmile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2008, 16:02
Tim this is just mind blowing I love it. Everything about it just stands out for me.smile
tim hitchins: im am so thrilled you thought that Tracy, boy you would have enjoyed a walk round there that morning for sure something i will not forget eversmilesmilesmile
Perfect title. The entire series of this event is absolutely magical, and most likely a 'once in a lifetime' event.
I am glad you were there with your camera and artistic eye documenting it for the world to see Tim!
tim hitchins: yes that probable is the sad part Kevin, our milder winters over here just mean virtually no snow or frost, but who knows what mother nature has up her sleeve, most appreciated Kevinsmile
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 24 Feb 2008, 16:51
incredible...what a sight to capture...
tim hitchins: good evening sam, glad you liked it, yes it sure wassmile have a goodnight smile
What a brilliant follow uo to yesterday Tim. I hope there are a few more of these to come.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Brian, yes i might just post anothergrin
Awesome picture, the light is perfect : A likey !!
tim hitchins: most appreciatedsmile glad you liked it so much.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 24 Feb 2008, 18:21
What can I say m8. you got lucky. LOL
tim hitchins: lol, i sure did m8, if someone had lagged the pipes right id have missed itgrin but they didn't and neither did i grin have a goodnight m8
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich.. been a dull old day
  • 24 Feb 2008, 19:47
He gave you good advice Tim! The title is spot on and the whole thing is lovely.
tim hitchins: cheers Billsmile he sure didsmile
  • mick
  • 24 Feb 2008, 20:05
Magical shot Tim.
tim hitchins: most appreciatedsmile
I'd be glad to include a hotlink to this and any other of your photos of Roundhay park in our next Newsletter. It would be great if we could publish one with your consent.

Just wonderful Tim. A fairytale image. Well done
tim hitchins: most appreciated Richard have a goodnight whats left of itsmile
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 25 Feb 2008, 00:52
Crikey Tim, I'm sooo glad you went for that walk on a very frosty day, this is magnificent.
tim hitchins: oh Ellie so am i, to think i might never see this again in my life time sure does sadden me, but hey i didn't miss this and its saved for me grandkids to wonder over in years to come, most appreciatedsmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Feb 2008, 08:12
Hey 'young un' and grandfather. Wouldn't know where yer on or off grin

Excellent picture and ethereal indeed. From Alan's comment I gather you are gonna be famous!
tim hitchins: lol, famous lol, well i wont kid you when i say i am chuffed to bits about it Louis, i am just so happy you and everyone seems to have enjoyed the scene's, most appreciated and have a good day Louissmile
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 25 Feb 2008, 18:28
WOW, I almost missed this one, this is stunning, I think you were smiling all day long, I rememberred I did with the frost......let me know if they publish in the Newletter of the Roundhay-Park, outstanding picture.
tim hitchins: oh i sure will Astrid, its not published to May but i have been in touch with Alan and he is more than happy to do so, so i am well chuffed Astridsmile
This is amazing tim, what an excellent pic, blinking likey!
tim hitchins: thats a bloody big thank you Nigelsmile glad you liked it so much m8.
A great view nicely preserved. Well done.
tim hitchins: most appreciated Kuniesmile
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 25 Feb 2008, 22:43
Tim, this is absolute magnificent! Just beautiful. A likey for me!
tim hitchins: really happy you liked it so much Helen, it really was a beautiful sight and one i will not forgetsmile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 04:01
This is definitely a likey for me. One of the best pictures I've seen in a long time. smile
tim hitchins: thank you so much Kay, really am chuffed that you should say that, have a great weekend smile
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 26 Feb 2008, 20:32
beautiful stuff!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 21:27
It indeed reminds me of the frost images in Holland from both Astrid and Chantal. WOW. I love that the elderly gentleman knew you needed to get snapping with your camera! Bravo.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:41
Oh my goodness! What a stunning sight! Beautifully captured, Tim. (:o)
tim hitchins: thank you so much Rosalyn, really happy you thought thatsmile
  • Aksel
  • ...home at last
  • 7 Mar 2008, 22:59
WOW - that is just magnificent
tim hitchins: and a big wow from me Aksel so glad you thought that m8smile
  • Rxan
  • 9 Mar 2008, 14:51
Beautiful lighting, perfect composition, nice reflects, very beautiful shot!!
tim hitchins: thank you so much Rxan really happy you thought that, it was such a special morningsmile
  • clive
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2008, 18:19
graet picture of the lake and how the trees reflect on the water and the trees look great with the snow on them
tim hitchins: cheers clive, its actually frost but i will forgive you m8, see you at worksmile
  • 15 May 2008, 20:57
Jeez Tim, this is one of the most amazing photographs I've ever seen.

Stunning beyond belief
tim hitchins: Paul this was in Roundhay Park Leeds, i have payed a lot of money to see some big names play there and i would have payed at the gates to walk round that morning it was sheer wonder to see and probs never to be repeated. And it was down to the frost i got to see it, frosted off at work lol, lucky ehsmile
  • Gabor
  • Hungary
  • 30 May 2008, 08:39
tim hitchins: yes it sure was a beautiful sight Gaborsmile
Absolutely gorgeous Tim. Without a doubt one of my favorites of yours. The grass in the distance really completes the color palette.
tim hitchins: well cheers for looking back through the archives Edward and indeed this was one very special morning that i had the sheer pleasure of enjoyingsmile

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