Flowers—Lines—Ice

Frost Fire

Frost Fire

Frost in a window with a very slight boost to the color. ย I used a piece of black foam core outside the window (breaking a mirror and almost breaking my neck in the process) to bring out the flames of the frost.

28 responses

  1. A stunning image!

    January 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  2. Very good work!

    January 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    • Thank you, Bente. That’s very kind of you. I’m eager to experiment more with frost now.

      January 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  3. What can account for all the nonlinear stuff? Looks like vegetation of some sort? D

    January 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    • That’s the frost! It’s all frost. And it was melting fast. ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      • Well … I’ll be! Truly singular capture … I’ve never seen anything like it.

        January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

        • I’m eager to experiment more with this. It’s fascinating to see how the frost formations change their shapes as they melt.

          January 25, 2014 at 2:30 am

  4. Cynthia

    Great idea about the black foam core. Beautiful shot.

    January 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    • Thank you, Cynthia. I would have tried some interesting backdrops, but that was all I had on hand at the moment. I’d like to experiment with different colors in the background.

      January 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  5. Wow, this is fantastic, Lemony! I had absolutely no idea that frost could form in such beautiful and intricate shapes. Reminds me of peacock feathers. I love the tones here too. Natural tones are always better than we create ourselves. I love this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    • It’s amazing to see the different shapes that frost can make. Yes, and now that you mention it, I see the reminiscence of the peacock feathers! These frost formations bend and stretch in all kinds of fascinating ways as they are melting.

      January 25, 2014 at 2:16 am

  6. I’ve done this a lot but never thought of using a background. Great idea and a great photo!

    January 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    • Thanks, Allen. Give it a try! I’d bet you have some great frost formations where you are.

      January 25, 2014 at 2:18 am

  7. It looks three-dimensional, and yet, I know it’s not. Amazing work. Be careful though! We want you around for a long time! (what we do for our art, eh?)

    January 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    • Thank you very much, Carissa. I’m glad to know a three-dimensional appearance comes through in the image for you. Yeah, it’s crazy what we’ll do sometimes for a shot, isn’t it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 25, 2014 at 2:29 am

  8. Amazing formations! Each one growing its own way. I like the black background, Melanie. Your narrative reminds me of some of your other dangerous explorations. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    What we won’t do for art!

    January 24, 2014 at 3:35 am

    • Thank you, Karen. Yes, we can even have adventures hanging out of windows in our own homes. ๐Ÿ˜€

      January 25, 2014 at 2:31 am

  9. You found a stunning image = it almost looks sea creature.

    January 24, 2014 at 3:48 am

    • Thank you, Yoshi-sensei. I felt, too, that these formations looked like they were swimming underwater.

      January 25, 2014 at 2:35 am

  10. Movement, action, the antithesis of frost-wonderful!

    January 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    • Exactly! Such a great comment. Thank you, Elena! You’ve noted precisely what captured my attention about these formations.

      January 25, 2014 at 2:38 am

  11. Just wonderful! A fairy tale in ice. Take care!

    January 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    • I like that thought very much, a fairy tale in ice. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Richard.

      January 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

  12. Really amazing, Melanie! I can just see the fairy ice skaters from Disney’s Fantasia twirling around each other, creating these feathery flowers of frost!

    January 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  13. Spectacular!!

    February 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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