Reading in the Park by Karen Willshaw

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Life on the streets and parks of the Ringstrasse, Vienna. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this busy city, people can still find a park bench to sit quietly and read.

D300 | 18-200 | ISO 250 | F10 | 1/25s | Conversion using Silver Efex

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I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the surrounding beauty above and below, I took up photography as a hobby several years go. This has now turned out to be an all consuming passion, driven by the desire to promote the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the only way I know, through my eyes and lens.

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  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Absolutely superb Karen! Love it in mono.

  • Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Arfan. I really appreciate it

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    this shot is simply great! b&w choice was the best ;)

  • Thanks Manon – what a lovely comment! I’m re-visiting a lot of “old” images from holidays and this one has always struck me as being the right one for B&W :) Happy you agree :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Love the B&W and POV!

  • Thanks Lynn. :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 10, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for choosing my image as a feature Teresa. Very much appreciated :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 1 year ago

    A beautiful study in life.

  • Thank you Barbara. A moment in time :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Joseph for choosing this image as a feature :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • cclaude
    cclaudeover 1 year ago

    Nice tones and textures. Perfect for B&W. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you so much :) I’m starting to experiment with B&W conversions.. this one seemed just perfect for it :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • KUJO-Photo
    KUJO-Photoover 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture!! Works so well in black & white and the composition is great!!

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding your work to IWP Group!! Gena

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