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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monthly Theme - The Beauty of Decay

On the first of each month,  the City Daily Photo community members choose a theme and then post a photo that represents how they visualise that theme.  This month the theme is The Beauty of Decay.  Please visit the link and see the beautiful photos our members have taken from round the world!

This is a photo from Vale Cemetery.  It's something of a green and natural oasis in the middle of the city.  This section is not quite steep enough to be called a gorge or canyon, but it's a steep climb from the footpath to the top as well as down to Cowhorn Creek below.  So when trees finally fall, they are generally left there unless they cross the path.  The tree on the left broke up above the frame, but nature has reclaimed the stump to the point that we can see straight through it.  Skunk cabbages are growing around it, and a tiny sapling has taken root in the middle.  It's hard to imagine that all this is quietly happening a few hundred yards from the main city street.

F Number5.6
Focal Length35.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 70.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/200
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. It's nice when you can find nature so close to the hustle and bustle of an urban area.

  2. I love naturally decaying cemeteries. So much nicer than the perfectly aligned and treeless French ones!

  3. Amazing to think of it the little scene - a nice reflection on all the natural processes that make decay happen.

  4. Nature is amazing as you show here. Nice to see the exposures setting you have used. I am struggling at the moment to move away from automatic setting on my camera.

  5. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us. I agree about the spammers--scum of the Internet--and about word verification.

  6. I'd be afraid to stick my hand in there!

  7. Great find and post.
    And being so close to a main city street people would be too busy to stop and look around to see what beauty is around.

  8. i like your description!
    yes, cemeteries can be like that, and thats just so pretty...

  9. Hello Buck

    At long last, CDP portal is acknowledging the anniversary of its member bloggers. We are starting with those bloggers whose anniversary falls in June 2013. Although I am late, may I congratulate you on the five years so far, and wish you good luck for the coming twelve months.

    The list of bloggers whose anniversary falls between 1st June and 16th June can be found here

    warm regards

    1. Thanks Julie! I'm quite amazed I made it past one year...


The spammers have struck. Due to this I will be moderating all comments. Sorry for the hassle, but it's the only choice because I refuse to turn on word verification.

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