Autumn Ice

© Kathleen Nealon

Autumn Ice

Uploaded: October 29, 2010


Kathleen R. Struckle October 29, 2010

Very prwtty. #1322273

Kathleen Nealon October 29, 2010

Thank you very much #9003859

Debbie E. Payne November 01, 2010

I love pictures of things encased in ice, Kathe and this one is no exception. I like the almost pastel colors in the leaves. I wouldn't change a thing. #9008370

Michael Kelly level-deluxe November 01, 2010

I agree with Debbie very nice as presented. Great focus and color and the exposure is well controlled for a very high contrast subject.

Fall Pops. For a real taste of the season. #9008551

Kathleen Nealon November 01, 2010

Michael, that was funny. But I fear they might get caught between my teeth. #9008557

Teresa H. Hunt November 01, 2010

Kathe, I really like this one. It's a very unique photo of fall leaves. :) #9008825

Jeff E Jensen November 01, 2010

Awesome. I like it as is. #9008986

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic November 01, 2010

love the frosted-ness of the ice. Beautiful colors. #9009033

Dale Hardin November 01, 2010

I like this a lot. Love the softness of the colors and the way the ice embraces them almost tenderly. Lovely composition also. #9009549

Rita K. Connell level-classic November 02, 2010

I really like this alot Kathe the colors of the leaves are prefect and very creative. as it was said your focus and exposure is really good. was this taken outside what was your light source

did you do this by freezing this in your freezer? #9010093

Aimee C. Eisaman November 02, 2010

What a lovely find....the cool crisp feel to this along with the warmer colors of the leaves make for a great image. There is a rather bright area over the yellow leaf towards the top that you may want to darken by making a duplicate and applying a multiply blend (adjust opacity to taste). :~) #9010117

Peter W. Marks November 02, 2010

Mother Nature did a great job of composition and you did with capturing it Kathe.
Here in S. central Illinois we have not had any ice as yet but the night temperatures are getting down into the 40's. #9010474

Joan E. Hoffman November 02, 2010

This is lovely Kathe.... great find! #9011180

Kathleen Nealon November 03, 2010

Sorry but I can't accept your praise for this being a great find. Rita is right. I gathered these leaves last October in Maine and brought them back to Virginia. Then I arranged them in a glass cake pan with water and froze them. They stayed in the freezer until mid January when I finally got around to shooting them.

Tim kept asking why they were in the freezer and I kept replying 'where else would I keep frozen leaves.'

I must admit that in that time, I had to remove some of the older cloudier top and add more water. But it was great fun. #9011864

Debbie E. Payne November 03, 2010

I was wondering if maybe, this was "man-made". Wish I'd thought of that in time for our most colorful leaves. We didn't get a lot of colorful ones this fall. I will definitely keep this in mind for next year. Very creative, Kathe. #9012020

Jeff E Jensen November 03, 2010

Very creative indeed. Great idea and execution, Kathe! #9012034

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict November 06, 2010

Since I'm 9 days late on getting to this, I can see all the compliments but still want to add that yes, even though not found in nature, but a created photo, it is beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing.
After all, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
Ansel Adams
A great idea and very cool!

Peter W. Marks November 07, 2010

OK Kathe, I did not want to know that. Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth fairy and now Mother Nature's ice-images; all myth, fable and fakery. What's left I ask, what's left? #9018522

Brenda K. Beatty November 07, 2010

Beautiful whoever the creator. #9018989

Kathleen Nealon November 07, 2010

Thanks to all of you. Ah Peter, I was trying to come up with something clever to reply, but there is nothing left. Everyone is moving to the right. #9019660

Stephen Shoff November 07, 2010

Kathe -- I saw this when you first posted it. Never commented simply because anything I would have said would simply have been stating the obvious. However it was created, you visualized and captured a wonderful image. #9019751

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