Friday, January 04, 2008

Winter beach at dawn

You’re looking at a photographic negative. Not in the sense of reversed colors, but of reversed states. A beach, once a place of warmth - now a cold, foreboding place. Green blades of grass now made brown by the chill. The snow of winter in place of the sands of summer. This scene will transform back to its summer state in a few months. But for now, it holds a quiet ethereal beauty of its own.

Photo blogging: Waiting for Dawn, a photo of the Sturgeon Bay Canal Light posted here on New Year’s Day has been selected as today’s Photo of the Day at Earth Shots. Earth Shots is a great site to peruse to get a sense of this magnificent planet we call home.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


engloy said...

Congratulations on your POTD, James :) On your current post, I like the simplicity of the picture. The negative explanation is an interesting observation too.

Macromoments said...

James, the Orton method is a perfect choice for this. Beautiful!

Laane said...

What a marvellous photo.

The earth is such a wonderful place to live... at times.

Wanda said...

That is a very very cool photo!!! Love that grass coming out of the snow. Lovely!

Jan said...

Hello James, this is a very great photo! I worte a little post about it on my blog.

I embedded you photo under CC-license. Hope, that's okay for you?