Thursday, January 13, 2011

Icey Beauty

I have been wanting to photograph some icicles since this winter season began but I hadn't found the right specimens yet..'til I saw these beauties hanging on the front of my house today.  I love the sun peeking from behind and the reflection that it is causing on the snow covered roof.  Oh and of course the bokeh (which I enhanced in my edited shot) and the sunflare, which are 2 of my favorite things.  And I super duper love the fact that it is getting increasingly warm outside (THANK GOODNESS!) which is causing everything to slowly melt away and added another element to the photograph that I love..the water droplets coming down from the roof!
 
SOOC


Edited
I started in CS5 (wooo hooo, I finally upgraded from Photoshop 7!) and adjusted the tones, color and contrast.  Then I added a bokeh texture that I found for free HERE.  I brought it into Picnik next, where I added a "1960's color" effect (faded it a bit), the text and the frame.

6 comments:

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

That is truly amazing bokeh. Beautiful!

IPOHC said...

Wow that is beautiful! I heart bokeh so much!
Found you over at pixel perfect.

Jeana

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this edit!

Susan said...

What a great edit and gorgeous photo! I like that you were able to capture a few of your favorite things.

bek said...

Great capture and edit! Love the sun flare.

Alita said...

I hate snow. I hate ice. Call me the winter grinch...

but there is something about icicles in the blazing sunshine that tickles my heart. What a wonderful edit. Just plain gorgeous!