Water, wood and rock
Two winter blue snow shadows
Crossing over my heart
I'm going through a phase of being fascinated by the way in which digital images of shadows on snow, when cartoonized, are often cerulean blue. Above is one of a series I've taken where the contrasting lines, textures and colors appealed to me. A deep snow fall was melting slowly and pulling away from a curve of rocks I placed to contain an area of my forest garden. The sturdy young dogwood sapling in the foreground and the snow dimples are details dominated by the long blue shadows of twinned trees.
In the image below, the rounded softness of the snow is emphasized and contained by the circle of rocks surrounding the fire circle that is used for our sweat lodge. A slice of black coals is revealing itself. You can see that, without the snow, the tree shadows here are not blue but dark against the moss and leaf floor of the forest.
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