Some leaves hang late, some fall
before the first frost--so goes
the tale of winter branches and old bones.
-- William Carlos Williams
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As always, an individual work of art, a perfect marriage of words and image. The detail and light captured here is exceptional, the tonality offers for my eyes a darkness, a contrast to the beauty of the scene, almost a juxtaposition of life and death. The beauty of mother nature's leaves, the sudden savagery of the elements and ultimate demise. We are born and prosper, we bloom and perish but the seasons remain, and the cycle continues. Just my interpretation, and a wonderful image.
6 Dec 2009 5:09am
This image has so much visual interest and contrast between the frost and the details on the leaves! An awesome mix of tones! I'm impressed because you have to usually get up early for this frost and it is quite cold!! The quote goes so well with this image and with life!
6 Dec 2009 5:31am
Cold and crisp and brittle and evocative...and beautiful in black and 'frost.'
6 Dec 2009 6:15am
Black & Frost! best...jerry
6 Dec 2009 6:22am
Beautiful BW picture. I love the frozen edges of the leaves.
6 Dec 2009 7:52am
6 Dec 2009 7:53am
This is such a delicious image, Sharon. And moving one. We often feel like this, still in the frost and it's beautiful ! Poetry, nostalgia, feeling of taking care of these adorable leaves and that gorgeous monochrome of yours. All this make my morning ! Have a warmer yet as tender sunday, my dear S*
6 Dec 2009 8:47am
6 Dec 2009 9:20am
What a fabulous composition with this light.. The tones contrast and the details are superb! Well done.
6 Dec 2009 9:29am
Oh my! This is beautiful! Great detail of the frost and leaves. Very well done. Getting up early was worth it :)
6 Dec 2009 9:35am
This beauty looks like something small in a large photo. Very great effect I like :)
6 Dec 2009 10:57am
A clever compo, everything seems so perfectly posed, installed... Nature has its own sens of aesthetism finally... Nothing to do, except take a camera and shoot. Isn't this a perfect model Sharon ? I'm sure you agree. Have a great day.
6 Dec 2009 11:21am
A nice composition, beautiful black and white, fine retail Frost, good Sunday
6 Dec 2009 11:50am
So delicate and well composed.
6 Dec 2009 12:15pm
Nice composition and nice choice to use B&W with that tone. It almost takes the chill out of the first frost.
6 Dec 2009 12:56pm
Only the First ?
6 Dec 2009 1:26pm
"Winter time winds, blue and freezin' / Comin' from Northern storms in the sea / Love has been lost, is that the reason / Trying so desperately to be free" (The Doors)
What a fragile beauty, Sharon. Stuck in that one quite moment, a perfect find & a brilliant photograph. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
6 Dec 2009 1:45pm
A great image heralding a new season coupled with wonderfully philosophical words...both matched perfectly! Great work Sharon!!
6 Dec 2009 2:20pm
Love the details of your shot !! Esthetic and graphic !! a strong B & W !!! Well done !
6 Dec 2009 2:32pm
this looks like one of those scientific microscopic shots of cells or organisms. nice one.
6 Dec 2009 2:36pm
A marvel of composition. The contrast in B / W splendid! Greetings. Adela
6 Dec 2009 2:45pm
Images like this make winter beautiful.
6 Dec 2009 2:52pm
Outstanding, Sharon. One can feel the cold. We just had our first freeze as well. Neat quote.
6 Dec 2009 3:06pm
Marvelous N & B !
6 Dec 2009 3:18pm
Love that splendid sugar coating, Sharon.
6 Dec 2009 3:28pm
i can't help but shiver when i see this.. :) but i really like how you presented it to look like an x-ray of sorts.. wonderful capture.. :)
6 Dec 2009 3:41pm
It's amazing the way the frost defines the edges of leaves that might get lost otherwise in a black and white photo. It's a natural highlight and a beautiful one at that. I really like the detail in this, excellent image.
6 Dec 2009 3:54pm
I love it!
6 Dec 2009 3:56pm
Very nice shot B&W
6 Dec 2009 4:01pm
Many, many pictures that I like about you ... And hop! In my favorite blogs!
6 Dec 2009 4:23pm
Outstanding details. I love the early frost. It´s like everything gets cleaned. The high contrast here works extra well.
6 Dec 2009 4:25pm
i Love it.. full of art
6 Dec 2009 4:45pm
This is lovely. The delicate crystals and the white edges are balaced by the black of the leaves.
6 Dec 2009 5:22pm
A palpable cold in this lovely close up.
6 Dec 2009 5:33pm
Superbe ton N&B ! Bonne soirée.
6 Dec 2009 6:04pm
Yesssss ... very nice.
Have a lucky week.
6 Dec 2009 6:16pm
Brillant b&w work .. and it looks so .. winter is knocking on door.
6 Dec 2009 6:29pm
great clarity on the frost shown on the leaves, seem so cold... =]
6 Dec 2009 6:53pm
Very nice image . Leaves look like sugar coated :)) I like crispness and clarity of this closeup !
6 Dec 2009 7:11pm
a faaabulous welcome for this years winter -- and i have this strange feeling it is going to get really cold!!! :) beautiful tones and textures here -- these icy leaves, a true representation of our stormy night of snowy, icy rain yesterday evening here in NYC!!
6 Dec 2009 7:22pm
Beautiful shot ! I like it !
6 Dec 2009 7:45pm
The cold begins its work of decoration and ornament ! I like this white lace. Very délicate.
6 Dec 2009 7:48pm
Such a contrast to the heat we are having right now! We never get to experience the cold like you folk do, but it means that we miss out on the opportunity to take magical images like this - it's really beautiful.
6 Dec 2009 8:51pm
I like very much these frozen leaves, magic !
6 Dec 2009 9:07pm
L'attaque porte souvent par la périphérie!
Bonne fin de soirée bien au chaud!
Textures, details, compo, frozen... elements for a magic shot. Congrats Sharon!
6 Dec 2009 9:37pm
Love how the dynamics of the frost work out on leaves like this . . a topic to study in itself. Cracking early-winter feeling here.
6 Dec 2009 10:47pm
a nice b&w choice ,make an artistic shot !
five stars !
6 Dec 2009 11:18pm
Great texture! We got snow here this weekend...about 6 inches worth. Brrrr....
6 Dec 2009 11:23pm
now why would someone go and cover those leaves with sugar like that?
(awesome photo bc)
7 Dec 2009 1:09am
very Good Job !:)
7 Dec 2009 1:22am
Stunning! It's worth the cold to get captures like this. Well, as long as you're the one taking these frozen scenes and not me. :-)
7 Dec 2009 1:34am
Love the deep contrast. Gorgeous
7 Dec 2009 2:52am
And captured so well! I love how this one is - frost has never looked so soft, it's almost like nature's fur in this one.
7 Dec 2009 3:12am
Wonderful. Works perfect in black and white!
7 Dec 2009 3:19am
stunning. this feels so quiet.
7 Dec 2009 3:42am
Oh man. Gorgeous capture of the frost. Really really well done.
7 Dec 2009 5:18am
An absolutely beautiful composition! The contrast and tones B&W are superbs.
7 Dec 2009 6:25am
Fantastic bw, nice textures!
7 Dec 2009 7:25am
great b&w abstract! beatiful texture of the leaves. brilliant photo
7 Dec 2009 7:56am
Beautiful black and white. I like the shapes and pattern the frost has created!
I read your interview- awesome! My first digital SLR was a D70. I am posting photos from my recent FM2 shots. I don't own a Holga but I have a Holga 135- we have many gears in common, Sharon!
7 Dec 2009 9:34am
fantastic captured and a good bw work! well done!
7 Dec 2009 10:33am
Sorry for my poor english.
Wonderful black and whites pictures !
Tes noirs et blancs profonds et contrastés donnent beaucoup de force à tes images !
7 Dec 2009 10:54am
Beautiful white edge. Awesome shot !
7 Dec 2009 12:13pm
Sensational. That black and white so excellent.
7 Dec 2009 1:41pm
Phenomenaly capture! Super processing and perfect B&W!
7 Dec 2009 2:27pm
i knooooow, it's been so cold!!! the frost in your picture looks like an alien plant disease :) hehe great shot
7 Dec 2009 3:06pm
Nice and cold.
Very nice processing.
7 Dec 2009 3:22pm
toute givrée.... une pure merveille !
7 Dec 2009 5:02pm
Exquisite detail. Love it in b&w.
7 Dec 2009 5:08pm
Great composition in your genuine style, I like it very much associated with these lines of WCW.
This is a question that I miss in the fantastic interview by Alessandro that I have just read and enjoyed.
I think that the interaction between poetry and photography is decissive in your art.
7 Dec 2009 7:18pm
Wow that is really cool! I love the lighting. I knew that frost was black and white !!!! And this proves it ;)
7 Dec 2009 8:24pm
Love this shot! That quote you posted is great too.
7 Dec 2009 8:47pm
jolis détails givrés.
7 Dec 2009 9:19pm
A fantastic subject, very well handled.
7 Dec 2009 10:23pm
so lovely. really nice in b&w.
7 Dec 2009 11:27pm
Beautiful frost outline!
8 Dec 2009 2:46am
its really cold...
i like it
8 Dec 2009 6:07am
Brrr... Not ready to feel the cold winter.... Even if he'll bring us nice shot like yours BC.
8 Dec 2009 6:32am
After all these comments there's not really much else to say :)
8 Dec 2009 6:45am
Gorgeous shot, Sharon. Reminds me of a shot that I got last fall. The look like they've been kissed with sugar - beautiful.
8 Dec 2009 7:10am
Great crispy B&W, I shot something similar earlier this year or maybe last (time is fogging the memory) but I never tried B&W, it works really well, Bravo!!
8 Dec 2009 9:47am
Fantastic low-key B&W shot, beautiful!
8 Dec 2009 2:28pm
Beautiful frosted leaves and that color toning with the hard contrast makes the frost pop out, really beautiful!
8 Dec 2009 3:21pm
Fringed so perfectly.
Wow! Beautiful capture! Nice textures!
8 Dec 2009 3:36pm
This is so dark and beautiful. Love the detail of the frost and black and white. Awesome!
8 Dec 2009 5:15pm
Frost+Leaves=Pure Magic. Love it.
8 Dec 2009 8:01pm
Great b&w light and tones!
8 Dec 2009 10:00pm
Breathtaking B/W. I truly love your work!
8 Dec 2009 11:11pm
Stunning image Sharon, your use of light and contrasts is amazing. Such a beautiful composition, frost never looked so gorgeous.
9 Dec 2009 2:41am
This is truly a magnificent presentation, I really like this composition, congratulations !
9 Dec 2009 5:01am
Love the detail you've captured in the frost
9 Dec 2009 8:43am
9 Dec 2009 2:27pm
Sure, we can call it artwork (with the help of the nature)! Like the strong contrast in place. Bonne semaine.
10 Dec 2009 6:34pm
Fabulous the way you've brought out the lines and textures here.
10 Dec 2009 10:12pm
Magnificent composition... lovely B&W.
11 Dec 2009 12:51pm
...we had the same idea, I dont have copied! :)
17 Dec 2009 5:13pm
Outstanding! Wonderful shot!
31 Dec 2009 8:09pm
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