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The Art of Winter.

By Tooma
At a glance this could be a shot taken as I scuba dived over a coral reef in some exotic location - I neither dive, nor scuba - but was in fact taken locally, above ground, at a landscaped area near to my home.

Transformed by a rich hoar frost and ice crystals, this is an area of trimmed hedge, shot on my walk-about on Christmas morn; a productive 90 minutes so far.

Tags: Morning Frost Winter Frosty Ice crystals Flowers and plants Specialist and abstract Artistic Arty Hedgerow

Voters: SauliusR, bliba, NDODS and 27 more

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
8 Jan 2019 6:55AM
beautiful light

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NDODS Plus
9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2019 7:28AM
Beautiful

Thanks for sharing Tom.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
bluesandtwos 9 402 1 England
8 Jan 2019 8:52AM
You're a better man than I Gunga Din! I couldn't have resisted adding a couple of 'Nemo' type toy fish, or maybe the odd mermaid! Grin

Really does look like a close up of coral, sorry, I mean a close up of Carols hair, the landlady of The Fag and Spillit pub. Reknown for her somewhat unusual, fishing line like hair and her propensity to the over use of hair laquer, responsible for many a false triggering of the pub fire alarms and a small conflagration on the occasion of the lit candles on the birthday cake for eighty year old 'Slobbering Sid' and the proximity of her bouffant.

Sorry, need tea! GrinGrinGrin
8 Jan 2019 9:42AM
Fascinating find & excellent capture Tom
Ian
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
8 Jan 2019 10:24AM
It goes too show you what is available on a winter's morn. Why 1/2500 at f2.8? f8 or f11 would have brought into focus more of the photo or was your intention to concentrate the interest on the central part? Never the less great picture.
Ian
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
8 Jan 2019 10:29AM
Bloosytwos - I did think about adding some streams of bubbles and some tropical looking wee fish, Dave, but decided to keep it serious; that idea is on the burner for a SSS though - oh yuss. Smile
8 Jan 2019 10:33AM
Lovely shot Tom - looking forward to more!
(As for Dave - he's going through his 'Mermaid Phase' at the moment so he's on high concentrations of Tea and Tunnocks. Mind, he's quite right about Carol at the Fag and Spillit.) SmileSmileSmile
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
8 Jan 2019 10:37AM

Quote:It goes too show you what is available on a winter's morn. Why 1/2500 at f2.8? f8 or f11 would have brought into focus more of the photo or was your intention to concentrate the interest on the central part? Never the less great picture.
Ian


I was on A mode, Ian, and using various setings, depending on the subject and light. I selected this shot because it gave the surprise of the colour variation where the fore and rear of the image were slightly off focus. Cheers mate. Smile
bluesandtwos 9 402 1 England
8 Jan 2019 10:51AM

Quote:Bloosytwos - I did think about adding some streams of bubbles and some tropical looking wee fish, Dave, but decided to keep it serious; that idea is on the burner for a SSS though - oh yuss. Smile

Quote:Lovely shot Tom - looking forward to more!

(As for Dave - he's going through his 'Mermaid Phase' at the moment so he's on high concentrations of Tea and Tunnocks. Mind, he's quite right about Carol at the Fag and Spillit.) SmileSmileSmile



Thanks chaps!Grin The realisation that I am not alone in a world of sensible is most gratifying. Since DaveU departed the site ( or was possibly taken back to his native planet) there has been a void which I am glad to say that you both are filling, keep it up! Smile DaveU will be a hard act to follow both his pictures and his banter were the best, some even say 'special'Wink, and he came from Brum!!! ( but we mustn't hold that against him, after all a certain Mr.D comes from that neck of the woods and he has a magic lens that makes the clothes of the lithe and lovely disappear! I tried to buy similar off fleabay but the nearest I got was a pair of x ray specs from the 'Ivebeenadover toy company' of Idaho, and to be honest, they are rubbish!) Grin
Rogi 1 5 Canada
8 Jan 2019 12:18PM
Excellent capture Smile love the icy branches
8 Jan 2019 12:31PM
excellent timing for this beautiful photo opportunity
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
8 Jan 2019 3:06PM
Good eye's found this interesting winter art work--

inspiring-- might try a 90 minute walk later today!
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
11 Jan 2019 12:45AM
Ooooh, I like this There is a gold touch to these crystals. I have seen this in real life but very rare and what a delight it is. Looks perfect!! TG

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