Friday, February 15, 2008

Photo Challenge - Winter Blues




Since I don’t seem to have much to say lately, and since I’ve been privileged to act as a judge for the new AOL Community Photo Challenge these past few weeks, I thought I’d post a photo that relates to this week’s theme. The theme is ‘Winter Blues’ and I’ve always liked the way that this photo portrays the stark beauty of new fallen snow painted with shadows, while the blue of the sky offers a promise of hope for the warmth and life of the Spring to follow.



As a judge I can’t compete in the Challenge, but perhaps this scene will inspire you to share your own work. To learn more about the Challenge, its simple rules and timelines, click here: AOL Community Photo Challenge Good luck!


20 comments:

madcobug said...

This is just beautiful Rob. Thanks for sharing with us. Helen

cmishvicki said...

Rob, thiis is absolutely perfect! I agree that it really does epitomize the subject. Wonderful image--glad you posted it. :)
Vicki

mariebm56 said...

Thank you for sharing, lovely way to start off this challenge.  Glad you decided to join in this time.  This whole entry is perfect for Winter Blues~
Marie

midwestvintage said...

 Love the photo with white fence in the back and wood picket in the front.


                   Julie

nhd106 said...

Too bad you can't enter.  Maybe we needed a Judges' contest that all the participants can vote on!    Hmmmm..

Anyway, terrific shot!

Nancy

mutualaide said...

Oh, I kind of like Nancy's suggestion for a judges contest!

Beautiful photo and I'm glad you shared it.  Now, let me see if I can feel inspired. :)

marainey1 said...

That is a beautiful picture and I like the way you described it too.  Good Luck with your Photo Challenge.  'On Ya' - ma

rbrown6172 said...

ohhh that is beautiful, and i really like the way you have described it.  just beautiful.  :)
gina

fasttrack58 said...

Wow that is beautiful!
Linda :)

inafrnz247 said...

There's something to be said, for those "winter blues."  This photo says it perfectly.  Beautiful shot, Rob.  

Michelle

radar446 said...

I really like this shot.  Love the look of fresh snow.  Good to hear from you again.

Greg

preciousone25 said...

My first time at your journal, but had to tell you that i LOVE this pic!!  It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joann

oldetownephotos said...

Great use of light, shadows and shapes.  Thanks for sharing.  - Clyde -

nightmaremom said...

gorgeous as always!
d

gotomaria said...

Oh my gosh,  this is so very beautiful.  The two different styles of railing add a very interesting touch...the pic is so clear.  Nice.  Maria

rap4143 said...

Love the fences, shadows, snow, beautiful!!
Betty

wwfbison said...

I love this photo, the shadows add so much.  Very nice.
Lisa

monicasmemoirs said...

Look at all that fresh snow!  What a lovely image you captured.

Monica

lifes2odd said...

Oh! This is breathtaking!
Martha ~

helmswondermom said...

This is a really beautiful picture!  I love the shadowplay.
Lori