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Blog Post No Eighty. Another milestone ! ………A very pleasant country park we use to visit regularly when living in Headingley. It is situated on the A 660 out of Leeds beyond Lawnswood.

In it’s heyday in the 1930,s it was a major pleasure park, the lake being much bigger with boating. There was a miniature railway around the lake, with it’s locomotives now in use on the North Bay Railway in Scarborough. It hosted bus loads of visitors.

What attracted me to this image was the contrast of the golden coloured trees in the sunshine ( which is presumably how the park got it’s name ), to the cool shades, ripples and reflections of most of the waters. And I really liked the dappled contrasts on the bird hide it’s self with a glimpse of the bird watchers inside.

And sometimes you get lucky with a bonus. In the brief time of actually taking the photo, a water bird decided to fly straight towards the camera. An element that immediately catches my attention when included into the painting. It even takes precedence over the RED coats of the visitors. And you will notice how much I go on about little touches of RED making a focal point in a picture !

Then one can look around and explore the differing aspects of the painting. A nice place to go if you live in the area.

Another week of lock down got through. It,s got to be eased up sometime, but still keeping our two metre distancing. Keep safe