Sunday, December 02, 2012

Twigs and Droplets

A few weeks ago, I went wandering out into the Autumn fog with my camera (see A Few Autumn Photos).

It wasn’t foggy today, but it was crisp and cold, as it has been for the past few days. Meg suggested we go out for a walk together, so we headed up to Laurieston Woods, about 15 minutes drive away.

At a latitude of pretty much exactly 55 degrees North, even though it was near noon when we went arrived, the sun wasn’t getting particularly high in the sky. The low sun meant many of the droplets on lightly frosted twigs sparkled as the light passed behind and through them.

Lucky I took my camera then...

As always, feel free to click on them for larger versions.













Do you have a favourite?

19 comments:

mapstew said...

Nice. I took my camera with me today but the weather was SO bad.... :(

Kim Ayres said...

Mapstew - sometimes the weather gets so bad I wonder about getting one of those underwater cameras... :)

Pat said...

The first is my favourite - by miles.

Kim Ayres said...

Pat - Oddly enough, that was one I was less certain of :)
Do you mind if I ask you why you prefer it so much?

debra said...

Lovely shots, Kim.

Capt. Schmoe said...

I would have to agree with Pat, the first is my favorite by far.

For me, I think it has to do with the slightly deeper depth of field. The background has just enough detail to bring me into the entire experience ( a rainy day in the forest) yet it doesn't take anything away from the subject itself.

I liked them all, just the first one more.

Thanks for sharing.

Titus said...

The last! The last!

savannah said...

i like the first one, too! it reminds me of a chandelier dripping with crystals! thank you for sharing these, sugar! xoxoxo

angryparsnip said...

I was also going to say the first one. I like that you can look into the photo.
But I think I will say the second to the last one. I see the sun light in water droplets.

cheers, parsnip

Hindsfeet said...

always love lookin' through your lens, Kim....thanks for the 'walk-in-the-woods'...

: )
Liz

C in DC said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I particularly like the pinecones and the one at the top that looks like a giant spiderweb.

Kim Ayres said...

Debra - thank you :)

Capt - thanks for the explanation :)

Titus - said with enthusiasm :)

Savannah - it was a feature of the walk, that with the sun so low in the sky, anything with droplets on it sparkled like small lights in a way that doesn't happen when the sun is higher in the sky :)

Parsnip - that second to last is my favourite, I think, although my wife thinks it's a bit too busy :)

Liz - thank you :)

C in DC - on my Facebook page, I think the cones one has had the least attention, so it's good to know it has appeal :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I've looked at these several times, how beautiful they are. Entrancing.

The first photo 'calls' me in, to go beyond that crystal curtain, see what's behind it, to follow that path. I like how you go from a big picture, to closer shots, to the tiny detail at the end.

hope said...

And I love the fern best!

Maybe it's that hint of vibrant green in the midst of a grey morning. I stared at it the longest.

Pat said...

I love the contrast between ths solid gnarled trunk and the delicate ethereal twigs almost sparkling.
You do ask hard questions:)

Granny Annie said...

Good to the "last" drop:)

Kim Ayres said...

GG - funnily enough, I didn't notice that steadily zooming in effect of the order of the photos - it was entirely coincidentaly :)

Hope - for me, I think what makes the fern photos is the bit of spider web pulling on the tip of it, causing that little bit of tension :)

Pat - thank you so much for answering them :)

Granny Annie - :)

Falak said...

My favourite one is the first picture. Reminds me of spiderwebs.

Kim Ayres said...

Falak - I can see what you mean :)