Saturday, March 1, 2008

Subtle Colour

I have always enjoyed strong colour in my photographs. Last weekend provided a clear, cold morning for my photographic outing, and I went out intent on photographing hoarfrost on the trees and shrubs with deep blue skies and strong sun. Sure enough, the cold temperature had done the trick, and the frost was thick on the trees in the area. I pulled off the road at one spot to photograph some bushes with thick frost lit with the early sun, and when I was done, I crossed the road to a stand of trees in the shade. The colour was much more subtle, but the contrast in colours between the tree trunks and the frost, and the pattern of lines formed by the branches was stunning. This photograph was the result -- a larger version can be found in the 2008 Featured Images page on my website.

. . . Rob Williams