Saturday, November 6, 2010

First frost

I love to go out first thing on cold frosty mornings when there is frost on the ground.  There are so many different patterns of frost depending on how cold it is and what plant it is on.  This is one of the advantages of walking the dogs first thing in the morning; you get to see the pristine frost with the morning light shining on it making it sparkle.  When the kids where still at home and it was their turn to walk the dogs in the morning all they did was complain of the cold.  I never could teach them to look down and enjoy the beauty of nature beneath their feet.  One of my regrets.

As you can see the frost on these blades of grass are very different from the frost patterns on the dandelion leaves above.  Before I got my camera and was out walking the dogs I could look and appreciate the beauty there, but now with my camera I can get much closer, save the images and play with them.  The original photo of this was pretty with it's pastel coloring in the middle but I didn't like the darker green surrounding it, so it took the pastel part and duplicated it over the whole picture and made an abstract piece of art, which I liked much better.

I really liked this picture of the sparkle that the frost creates in the early morning light.  I did punch up the sparkle a tad as an experiment and am pretty pleased with the way it came out.  It was actually more like I saw it than the camera could capture.

This is the same photo as the top one.  I just had fun making it in a little more impressionist style, although I think next time I would go a little farther with the impressionistic style and frame it.  I don't remember where I got the suggestion to look down and enjoy the beauty there but I sure am glad that I did.  Now that I have a camera I can extend that pleasure and share it with others. Have a pleasant day and try looking down to see what beauty may lay there.                                                                                                ENJOY   Johnina  :^A


A Paperback Writer said...

Very nice stuff.
That top one makes me think of a cactus; it appears that the frost has made spines.....

Carol said...

Hi Johnina, I have been wanting to jog on over here for awhile now, so here I am, at last! I want to thank you for taking a looksee at my blog, it's always such a pleasure to see you. I am enjoying your frosty morning outing, the beauty that you've captured is just delightful, I especially like the second one and am leaning towards the third one as my second fav.... now, did that make any sense, I hope so! Hoping also that your days are pain-free as I know in the past you have gone through some trying times. You are in my thoughts & prayers my friend, stay well.♥

Nora said...

I really like what you did with the second and third ones.

I couldn't enjoy your post before this one. I have no sound on the computer for reasons that I haven't figured out yet. I am waiting to be rescued out of my predicament.


Zuzana said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! I myself have been taking some pictures of frosty leaves this morning to post in midweek, but they are nowhere as stunning as yours.;))

Carmi said...

Wow, these are completely surreal! The only thing I typically think about when I'm out on a frosty day is keeping my hands warm! You've motivated me to suffer cold hands for some great photography instead. Lovely stuff!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Thanks so much every one for the wonderful comments and compliments.
Johnina :^A