Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Art Every Day Month - Nov 10 -

Sunrise Through Snowy Trees

Sunrise Through Snowy Trees  
- backlighting from early morning sunlight through trees with snow

Source photo
I took this photograph on the same early morning shoot as the images in the previous two posts. Here the golden early morning sunlight silhouettes the trunks of a mixed grove of birch, poplar, alder, willow, spruce and red osier dogwood. The snow clinging to the branches and the trunks of the trees holds a brilliant incandescent light, just briefly, until the sun's angle changes and the magic is gone.


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

This one looks ... enchanted. Interesting thing here, I'm not sure if I prefer the cropped, closer version or the original for its grander sense of scale. Maybe the original... the other interesting thing is I wasn't certain if it was morning or evening. Beautiful light. Maybe I'd know better if I got up earlier.

Mavis said...

Interesting, oh, yes!
On taking a second look at the two images, I think the original has so much extra contrast between the yellow light and the surrounding blue light that I prefer it, too!
As for morning and evening... these trees are in the right place for morning photography! :)
Thanks for checking in and for your comments!

Patty said...

Mavis, your ability to see beyond the camera's eye is amazing. This is definitely your medium. I love that you take it one more step, from a photograph to a piece of art.

Mavis said...

Thank you! I'm thrilled how the camera is a tool for making images, but also how it sets up a dialog between me looking at the landscape and me looking at the images I've made. I think it's really all about this back and forth.
Glad you like what I'm doing!

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Multilogue -- then we look at it, too! :) Thank you for sharing the pix. A special window just for us!


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