Monday, December 31, 2007

A Froggy Morning



Frosty and foggy... get it?

15 comments:

Pete said...

Har har.

Seriously, though, that bottom picture is positively surreal.

Great work.

Oh, and happy new year.

samuel said...

Beautiful pictures, Rick.

I'm not a renowned grapher of the photos myself, but I was driving to Hinton this morning and the fog was heavy. The world was a photo-opportunity and I was without a useful implement.

Oh well. I saw it.

A question: Are there circumstances whereby a human being (such as myself) might be able to use one of the pictures from your blog (like, on my blog)?

Credit, where credit is due, would certainly be rendered.

Rick Lee said...

Pete, I posted the two photos because I thought they both offered something a little different (although shot about 10 seconds apart) but after I look at them, I think I'd have been better advised to just post the second one which is clearly superior.

Samuel... I've often repeated the old photographer's adage: "Any camera you have with you is better than the one that's at home". When I started the blog I started carrying a little pocket digital camera with me for occasions such as this. I don't have any problem with you using a photo on the blog as long as a link back is provided. Thanks for asking.

Rick Lee said...

BTW... I'll bet you saw some pretty dramatic scenery this morning on the way to Hinton! I got this just on the 5 minute drive to the studio.

Will said...

"I think I'd have been better advised to just post the second one which is clearly superior. "

I rather like the first one. The frosty grass and wider angle appeals to me.

Jerry Pennington said...

I really like the first one, too. The blue tones in the shadow area really offset the frost on the grass.

mrs whatsit said...

Perhaps I don't have a photographer's eye, and I do think both pictures are gorgeous -- but I find more pleasure in looking at the first one. The three different worlds -- sky, trees, field -- give it such depth, and my eyes are pleased by the contrast between the swirls in the sky and the linear patterns of the shadows on the snow.

How do you learn to see such things? I can look at fields and sky and snow and see beauty, but I don't think I've ever seen the kind of richness of color and depth that's revealed in both of these pictures.

Joanna said...

Fantabulous!

Fantastic and fabulous...get it? :)

fishing guy said...

Great shots Rick: Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!!!

tp lowe said...

Yup - I agree with the first photo being more interesting to me - love the fog hanging over the frost hillside. Nice work, as always.

Jo Castillo said...

I like both. Just beautimous.

We always say froggy, too. :)

Mama Luvins said...
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Mama Luvins said...

Sorry about the double post - typos. Beautiful pictures, but I'm drawn to that second one. What I'd give to have your talent. Of course, I'd squander it all on pics of my kids, but they'd be AWESOME. :)

Richard said...

Wow. I mean, just Wow. And this here amateur goes against the pro's opinion and actually prefers the first one over the second one. Maybe you're speaking technically, but the first one is just, Wow. I love it.

Bob Ding said...

A bit late with this comment, Rick, but I took a few looks at these two pictures. The second one is now definitely my preferred one. It is more subtle and hence has a lasting quality.

I am starting to see that my own photographs are much too obvious and literal. It's like the difference between a newspaper photo and art.

The above might not make sense, I know, but i'd just like to thank you for making me look differently at pictures.