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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Use

We have snow.  I'm trying to get a different perspective on it.  Something more positive than my usual grumbling about it.  I don't play in the snow, or with the snow in reality, but digitally it's a different story.

I just happened to have the word "intrinsic" photographed from a display in a gallery and I thought it would add an element of both visual and conceptual depth to the picture. 

The border that magically appeared when I was trying this and that (pardon the technical jargon) with the photo lent an Asian feeling to the piece so I decided to add some script, originally cut from a Korean (?
sorry, not sure) newspaper.

If you like, imagine a haiku poem about trudging to the bath house through the snow as night is falling.

(for a different view, go here)



  1. beautiful. yes, from a camera perspective snow and winter are such lovely subjects. i dont mind snow that much as long as I dont have to drive in it, and as long as the electricity stays on.

  2. Oh, I like this very much. The delicate filigree of icy tree branches are just how I experience them! I also love the colors and the three vertical sections created by them. The white lettering on the left border was a wonderful flash of inspiration that balances the piece beautifully.

  3. sukipoet,
    I agree, driving in snowy conditions is a horror! It makes for not always good walking conditions here in my village, as well, so it's challenging to get out for those daily walks I need so badly. It is pretty, though. From a cozy interior, especially.

  4. Stickup Artist,
    I like how you refer to the branches as a network of filigree. They are particularly beautiful when delineated by snow or ice, as you've so magically captured in your own photographs.
    Both the "ink outline" and "poster" effects (I think!) in Photoshop emphasized the complex line patterns of the branches. I agree with you about how the lettering on the left of the composition balances it. It also masks the blurred area that was condensation on the window from where I took the picture. Thanks for the encouragement: I sometimes hesitate to post my digital art explorations. But they are creative endeavours...and, besides, they take me so long to produce!

  5. The magic of winter has somewhat waned for me over the last few years, however, I believe I caught a glimpse of it in these photos. Perhaps I'll take my camera for a walk sometime soon.

  6. Driftwood,
    If my pictures have lit a little spark of inspiration in your heart, I am well pleased! I must admit, I'm enjoying shooting photos from the windows of my house rather than actually venturing out.

  7. filigree ice steps
    cold cuts through silken robe
    scald when waters touch

  8. oops, one too many syllables in line 2. HOw about:
    filgree ice steps
    cold cuts through silk robe
    scald when waters touch

  9. carmenooch,
    You're a poet! Who knew.
    I like it.

    The only problem I have is that I can't get the image of salami out of my mind when I read "cold cuts." Must be the Italian in me.

  10. A hot salami in a silk robe? Now what has that got to do with winter?

  11. carmenooch!
    Whatever keeps you warm.
    I am going to have to apply the blogger censor to your comments if you aren't careful!

  12. You moved from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast? Less rain, no doubt.

    My name is Snowbrush, but it's because I like the plant of the same name, not the white stuff. Oh, no, not me. No white stuff for me, thank you, but wouldn't you know it, I'm married to a woman who simply adores snow. How DO these things happen?

  13. Snowbrush,
    Pleased to make your acquaintance! You're right about less rain, but definitely more snow, on the east coast. And I'm married to a man who loves snow! In fact, it's pretty much due to him that I moved from the west to the east. How do these things happen, indeed!

  14. Hi!
    very nice photos and effect, compliment!

    happy new year!! see you :-)

  15. Well, I moved from 100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to sixty miles from the Pacific.

  16. nouvelles couleurs,
    thanks for stopping and looking and complimenting! nice to see you out and about again.

  17. Snowbrush,
    Sounds like you traded in "nice and warm" for "mostly damp"? Everything's relative, I guess: I'd gladly trade in "freezingly cold" for that "mostly damp."

  18. Calling Mississippi nice and warm is like calling hell nice and warm except that hell has low humidity, which would surely raise its comfort level somewhat.