Monday, February 27, 2006

Winter still life #1

Freeze frame: A small creek lies in suspended animation until the spring thaw. Twigs, leaves and even air bubbles are locked in place waiting for their release.

Creation will come back to full life with the spring. I’m ready.

Photographed at Big Bend Forest Preserve, Des Plaines, IL. Post-processing: Levels adjustment with slightly increased color saturation. Vignetting with levels adjustment and Gaussian blur. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

glenn said...

Dead, she lies there as the frostbitten creek water sucks away her life.

[You can see her eyes closing as the camera pans out and fades to white.]

Jem said...

Lovely brown/beige hues in this - must be one of the few autumn leaves left around!

PhilB said...

Nice combination of autumn and winter here. I like it. At least it's March tomorrow. Spring is nearly here! ;-)

James said...

glenn, sounds like the screenplay of "To Die For."

jem, there weren't too many laying about! I experimented with the contrast of using warm tones on a subject that is by nature very cold.

philb, like I said, I'm ready for it! Thanks!