Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Frost in Colour

We had fog overnight which means we have frost this morning. It is beautiful, though not yet at its thickest.

I stepped out into my backyard to see what I could see through my camera lens. This is one of the shots I took. Tempted to post this in black and white to bring attention to the form and frost rather than the colour, I took a closer look and decided against that. The few remaining leaves have a rich tone of red I didn't want to lose and the subtle brown shades in the trunks, almost missed by me except by comparison with black and white, are too beautiful and natural for me to leave out. Though not readily seen at this scale, I know the colours are there. They bring a gentler feeling to the cold frost this morning.


  1. Thank you for unknowingly suggesting a change to my approach this autumn. Photographing and posting "Autumn in Grayscale" brought me a lot of peace. I'm now finished with the need to convert everything to grayscale; we're so far into the season, and so close to winter, that color is not a distraction for me.

    On a different note, I first handled a 35 mm camera years ago, in college, during an astronomy class. Something I found fascinating is that stars are truly different colors; our eyes just cannot see the colors in such low light. When I used color film and a tracking device for five-minute exposures, the colors made themselves known!

  2. I am honoured to have been an inspiration in your autumn photography. From the few images I've seen of yours, I know you have a unique gift. To see ourselves as borrowing and learning from one another is quite a nice way of seeing indeed. Thanks for sharing that with me.

    I can imagine that the colours you discovered in our solar system are amazing. It makes me want to try this out!

  3. I am reminded of Psalm 147:4. Not only do they have different colours, they have names, each one!