This morning’s frost caught my eye, so while waiting for my Jeep to warm up enough to defrost the windshield I decided to get out my camera. My Leica macro lens was calling to me. Since I’m surrounded by woods, I made my way down my drive to the road – it was a little like driving in braille. The sunlight at the road made it all worth the risk.
I found the frost to be filled with images that were almost familiar…
This is exactly why I take my camera everywhere I go – you never know what wonders you will encounter doing the most mundane things like warming up the car.
That last shot is particularly nice- nature never ceases to amaze.
That one was pure luck – I didn’t see the heart until I downloaded it. The detail in the frost was pretty astounding.
Sweet pics indeed
Thanks so much!
This brought back memories of my childhood when there was time to look at the intricate details of the clouds in the sky and the frost on the windows….. you have captured this so well and taken me not into your world, but to a forgotten time in my memory.
That’s really cool Elizabeth, I think images have unique power sometimes. Interesting where a picture of water on a windshield takes someone. I find that music does that for me too sometimes. Interesting how our memories are wired.
You are a sagacious and prolific artist who’s photographs make me happy.
That’s a smart way to say, you fucking rock sister.
LOL – sagacious – that’s a pretty big word for me! Tracy, I would read anything you write – heck, you could make a post-it note enthraling!
I used all of my brain power for that word, I was stupid all day.
Well, you fucking rock – especially for a stupid day.
Beautiful images, so unique. – Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous. I adore the designs in frost and you captured them wonderfully 🙂
Thanks so much!
Awesome, beautiful, stunning, gorgeous….. 🙂
Thanks so much!
These are such stunning photos… I’m glad you take your camera everywhere you go… It is not only the camera that is good but the eye as well to be able to picture the result… I think you are good…. in fact outstanding… good perception…
Thanks so much bulldog – means a lot coming from you sir.
Beautiful series, Lorri.
I love the fourth photo and particularly the last image also – that heart……
They are so delicate and yet very sharp & piercing in their look.
I know what you mean about taking your camera everywhere. I went into the city this afternoon to get a ‘Time Capsule’ to back up my Mac and couldn’t resist taking my camera for a wee walk after the Apple Mac Shop – you just never know what you’ll see. In fact, the rare times I’ve gone without it, I’ve seen a great photo opportunity and had to miss it.
Thanks Vicki – That heart is my favorite. That happens to me all the time. I just got back from a business trip and didn’t want to carry it to business meetings – of course I see things everywhere and tried to shoot them with my iPhone – but it’s just not the same. I’m lugging my kit next time for sure.
These images are incredible. Stunningly beautiful!
Thanks Russ – I love finding something special in every day things.
So beautiful — I love the sunrise dragon the best. Magical!
Thanks Elyse – That little bit of sunrise was the magic.
Ah but you were there to see it, capture it and share it. That’s magic too.
Love, love, love these. You are such a talented woman, thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thanks Mrs Fringe. I have been wanting to do this forever – today was the day I decided not to scrape the windshield. 🙂
I’m glad you didn’t 😉
So worth a little cold. Great stuff.
Thanks Lyle – it really was.
I want a macro lense!!! But then I’d need to learn to use it! These shots are awesome, Lorri! Made it worth getting out in that cold!!
I LOVE my macro and portrait lenses – they give you so much creative freedom. As for going out in the cold, I had no choice:)
Well you sure know what you are doing and you can tell you love it!
Hey Paula, I’ve been meaning to ask you what you shoot?
Nikon 3100. I have the normal lense and a 55-300 zoom. And a Nikon 3100 book for dummies. I took a 1/2 day class and that was just enough to confuse me. So pretty much I still shoot on auto or on accident!!! 🙂
Thats a good kit. Auto is handy when you don’t have time to reason it out. I always tell people to look at what auto picks and see if you like it. I like to shoot Aperture, but like do a bit more manual when I can. We shoot Nikons at work an have a macro lens – lots of fun.
Hopefully I will learn more as I go along. But I appreciate any & all advice….I just might not know what it means til I look it up!! lol! (I know…sad!)
It’s a lot to take in – the options are almost endless. Just make it work for you.
Spoken like a true photographer ~
or did you mean my Kel-Tec .32 auto? 😉
Haha – that’s a light little pocket full. I prefer a .45 ACP unless I’m shooting candles, then nothing but a .22 LR will do 🙂
That’s why I like it! A .22 just fun!
So absolutely gorgeous! loved the color of the morning and the light coming thru – just really really great, Lorri! K
Thanks Kathleen – I was glad to be able to get to that light – it really made the shots for me.
wonderful shots! I love frost, it’s always surprising how beautiful it is. Well, in a nice warm spot anyway. 🙂
Thanks Jackie – I am ready to get out of the cold for the day, perhaps I will appreciate frost better when I am sitting by the fire 🙂
for sure! 😉
These are stunning! I was going to take pics of my frozen waterfall this morning but I was too cold! So glad you did the dirty work and sacrifice to get some totally unworldly looking shots, nice work!
Thanks – all it took was a dirty windshield and some ice:) I love how the macro makes the background so surreal.
Ah! Spectacular Lorri! Delicate, and yet at the same time, deadly.
The heart~~~oh, the heart!
Thanks Honie, I honestly didn’t see the heart until I checked out the photos – I was so focused on focusing through the windshield – I lucked out.
It happens like that to me all the time. Like with my hearts in nature post. I didn’t even realize the hearts in those shots until I uploaded them. Nature is wonderful and surprising, isn’t it?
It really is wonderful. I think sometimes I get so into my right brain that I am just processing composition – I seem to find a lot of goodies when I look at them onscreen.
Beautiful Captures – Happy Monday – Stay Warm:)
Thanks – happy Monday to you too! Doing my best to stay warm, typing with gloves on 🙂