Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bejeweled


The writers over at Gardening Gone Wild have sponsored a photo contest each month for nearly a year now called Picture This and I've admired the wonderful entries from afar. This month, I decided to jump into things and enter a photo of my own.

When I told Romie about the contest and its theme, "Winter Light," I asked him which of my photos he thought I should enter. The same one came to his mind that had come to mine. This is pretty remarkable, considering the sheer number of photographs I've taken over the last three years I've written this blog.

I've chosen a scene captured during a snow and ice storm and have entitled it "Bejeweled." Everything is encased in ice and when the sun hits it, suddenly the trees and fence look as though they're made of diamonds. Mother Nature has taken a simple farm scene and turned it into a glittering masterpiece. If you've ever been witness to this in person, you know that it's a challenge to truly capture the effect in a photograph, it's so stunning. Even so, you can catch a glimpse of it here:



"Bejeweled"


Now close your eyes and feel the biting cold on your cheeks and hear the tinkling of glass as the wind blows through the icy trees...

33 comments:

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

I like it! Very good shot with the light and I like the farm aspect too. Good luck with the contest!

Helen said...

Lovely capture of the light!

Deborah Carr said...

"Now close your eyes and feel the biting cold on your cheeks and hear the tinkling of glass as the wind blows through the icy trees... "

I can feel exactly that! This is a beautiful photo...you were lucky to capture the light on the trees.

forest said...

Wow. Just wow. A winner in my book!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

YAY! Glad you entered this photo in the contest, Kylee. It's just beautiful.

Kate said...

Beautiful back light effect! I hope you win!

Peg said...

Brrrr . . . feel like shivering when I look at all that ice! But it does make for a beautiful scene, Kylee.
Like the way the corn stubble sticks outta the snow.
And the fence line adds a dimension to your photograph. Very nice,

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This does have all kinds of light in it Kylee. Those trees look like they are on fire. Wonderful shot.

Cameron said...

A stunning photo!
Cameron

Michelle said...

It's a beautiful shot. The ice radiant.

Beth said...

Kylee, This is a beautiful photo! Good luck in the contest!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Beautiful!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Kylee.That is a gorgeous shot and it sure does go with the theme. The glistening trees and sunny skies looks so pretty. Good luck with the contest.
Have a great weekend!
Lona

Christopher C. NC said...

Kylee that is a most magnificent photo. I know how hard it is to capture the light in the ice in the trees. I think it is a winner.

So many times I have wanted to stop and take a picture of the corn stubble in the sun when the light hits it just so. There is never a place to pull over though and the back ground is not near the scene you have there.

Msrobin said...

It's a beauty Kylee, good luck! We are most certainly going to the Home and Garden show, I'm counting down the days. But not sure exactly when we we are going. I am leaning towards the 27th though, will let you know! I think you should just come early to the home show so you can take in the Franklin Park Conservatory! That's what I told Lona from A Hocking Hills Gardener.

Pam/Digging said...

Simply perfect, Kylee. I just came from another blog where I pronounced his photo a sure winner, but now that I see his competition, I hope you both win. This is stunning.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I love your photo, Kylee. It's a stunner;-) Wishing you all the the best!

Kelly (thesorrygardener) said...

Saw your link on GGW, and I love this shot. Not only is the light stunning, but it's just like home for this displaced Midwesterner. Very pleasing.

Kari Lønning said...

You caught the light and shadows, and a lovely composition as well! (I too, followed your link from the the "Winter Light" post.)

Heather's Garden said...

Awesome photo! Think you've got a winner there.

Janet said...

Oh wow Kylee, those trees just sparkle. Good luck!

marmee said...

this is very beautiful.
great choice...great capture.

Layanee said...

That is truly 'Bejeweled'. A gorgeous photo.

Gail said...

Kylee, It's stunning...Congrats to you!!!! gail

Annie in Austin said...

No wonder you won, Kylee! Congratulations on a great photo!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Helen said...

Congratulations, Kylee. I thought it was a winner when I first saw it!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful shot!

Pam/Digging said...

Congrats on the Gold Medal win, Kylee! That's an incredible, stunning shot.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Thank you all for your kind comments about my photo. I'm thrilled to have won, though surprised, because there were SO MANY wonderful photos entered. Gardeners just have an eye for art in their gardens and the rest of nature, I think.

The scene I submitted is located right across the road from us. The cats like to go over there and hunt mice. The grain bin is no longer used but I like that it's still there. This is just one joy of living in a very rural area of farming country in the Midwest. Scenes are bucolic.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Lovely image, congrats on the win! Sue has beena lot of ice and frozen fog this year!

bloominrs said...

Congratulations on the win. This is so beautiful with light glowing in the trees.

Sue Swift said...

Congrats on winning Kylee - it's a lovely photo.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous capture! I love it!

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