This innocent park bench had been hijacked by a ruthless horde of tulips. I was told that the bench had been released by its captors before the onset of fall, but is currently living in fear of the approaching spring season.

The image was captured in Brandon Park (City Park), in the heart of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA on April 26th, 2008.

This photo was captured with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR / EF 35-135mm USM lens at 35mm focal length, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec.

© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot, lovely composition!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Gene Walls

  • L2Whitt
    L2Whittalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image Gene

  • I thank you so much, Lynn

    – Gene Walls

  • clizzio
    clizzioalmost 6 years ago

    This is excellent. I like the angle. There is a group for benches too.

  • Thanks, I did not see the “benches” group. I’ll check that one out right away.


    – Gene Walls

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image, great POV…
    (benches group)
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis!


    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful scene. Lovely!

  • When I first saw this bench with the flowers growing right up through the seat, it just blew me away. I hope I can catch an even more unusual vision at the same place this spring. who knows, maybe the tulips will completely engulf the entire bench this year! lol



    – Gene Walls

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    this image … makes … me … HAPPY!!!!!! Makes me want to dance!!!! You have created a work of art!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your Feature!!!!! Soooooo well deserved!!!!!

  • Thank you so much! I am always thrilled when my images make somebody smile (even better if they actually feel like dancing!!!)

    You really brightened my day!



    – Gene Walls

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    … and by the way .. i love your fun comment!!!!

  • Thanks!

    – Gene Walls

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 6 years ago

    spring takes over and conquers all! Lovely.

  • Thanks Phil! I can’t wait for the flowers to start sprouting up here in the north.

    – Gene Walls

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Gene Walls

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    This is so lovely!!!!! How I long for Spring!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot, me too!


    – Gene Walls

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