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January 14, 2011

Picture Winter Day 14

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 5:34 pm
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“Beyond the Chill”

Our prompt today seemed vaguely familiar, although worded differently: “Today, no matter what the wintery weather, walk outside and scour your landscape for a bit of forgotten beauty. Then pull the focus in tight and see what you find.”  I played along anyway and stepped out once again into my snowy backyard. 

Meghan had been outside playing with the dogs while I wandered, when she said, “Hey, look at this!  There are still some raspberries on the bush all dried out.”  The starting-to-set sun and a large aperture helped me create this interpretation of today’s prompt:

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  1. That’s neat! I’m surprised the birds didn’t snatch them up before they dried out.

    Comment by Andrea — January 14, 2011 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Andrea. I think they must have been well-hidden for the birds not to have found them.

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2011 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  2. Yes, I thought it was vaguely familiar as well. Seems to happen with these classes so I figure it’s up to us to interpret it how we please which is what I did today. 🙂 Great find you have there! The snow is so deep that it requires ski pants to avoid being covered. Stella gets so excited when I take my camera out, it’s her cue that we are going outside. Although, she often ruins my photo by making shadows, chewing on the branch I’m trying to photograph or just getting in the way. Still love her even though.

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 14, 2011 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

    • I know what you mean – both about needing snow pants (never bothered with them as an adult since I don’t ski or anything like that) and needing to sometimes really figure out how to make the prompt different and new. My dogs haven’t yet noticed the camera yet, but they do seem to get excited when I pull on boots!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  3. Mission accomplished! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 14, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  4. I like it! I really enjoy when someone finds beauty in places it normally wouldn’t be. You have done this wonderfully!

    Comment by plainmama — January 15, 2011 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  5. Following a plant through the seasons is pretty interesting. I like the raspberry cane in winter. Not, of course, as much as I like raspberries, but . . .

    Comment by Gerry — January 15, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • You know I didn’t even think of it that way, Gerry. It is quite possible I could have shots of this plant through all 4 seasons. You’ve got me wondering…. and possibly given me an idea for another blog post!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  6. Lovely. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — January 15, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  7. Beautiful! What a great find! (And also a little reminder that winter won’t last forever and it will be raspberry picking season before we know it 😉 )

    Comment by thedailyclick — January 15, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! Oh but that season (early July for me) seems sooooooooooooo far away!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  8. Very pretty! One of your more “artsy” efforts! I mean that in a good way.

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — January 15, 2011 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! Uh, is there a bad way to mean “artsy”? I suppose if it was followed by “fartsy”… 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 16, 2011 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  9. Very nice – I think you found the perfect shot for the prompt! 🙂

    Comment by photobyholly — January 15, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Holly – hope you are feeling better soon!

      Comment by Karma — January 16, 2011 @ 9:11 am | Reply

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