Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Study in Blue

I did it! I took time out yesterday afternoon for a quick walk outside. I have watched the ice fishermen for almost a week now and it was proof enough that the ice is strong enough to hold me.

The afternoon light was already quite low and nearly ready to disappear behind the western hills. It was enough to add a blue tinge to all the photos I captured. I used my iPhone and exercised no control over the white balance. Once I downloaded the pictures I liked the monochrome presentation and decided not to make changes. It sets the mood for winter… but wait! There was one little contrast high up in the tree: two leaves that survived the record setting strong winds in October and the first blizzard of the year.

Nov 14

The perfect complement to the icy landscape, don’t you agree?

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15 thoughts on “Study in Blue

  1. 46eileen on said:

    These beautiful pictures give me inspiration for our challenge piece. I have always loved the wondrous blue colour of the ice & snow. You have caught it at just the right light. Thanks Anna.


    • Thanks for the feedback, Eileen. I am just back from braving the cold with colours much different than I experienced last week. Glad to know that the images are serving as inspiration for the challenge! Stay warm!


  2. I too, love these hues of blues. What intriguing configurations nature has produced and you have captured once again, Anna. As for the sculptured leaves that have persisted in ‘hanging around’ they are a perfect counterpoint!.


  3. carolewles on said:

    I love these pictures Anna. The bubbles are really interesting under the ice and the sky is a spectacular colour of blue.


    • Carol, all the images are of ice and snow. There is no sky in this group of pictures. Thanks for your kind words, though!


      • carolewles on said:

        Interesting. Now that I take a second look. The first time I looked at it, I thought you were taking the picture of the leaves from the bottom, into the sky.


      • And you are absolutely correct, Carol. the leaves were taken against the trees and the sky. My apologies – everyone else commented on the idce images. Trust you to take it all in. Sorry for the confusion. Hope you are staying nice and warm these days!


  4. Pat Hoyer on said:

    Anyone else see an owl face formed by the bubbles in one of the photos?

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  5. kitloewen on said:

    These are beautiful images Anna!! I’ve always loved the mystery of bubbles under the ice!


  6. Elinor Burwash Designs on said:


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  7. Nelly Kamphuis on said:

    Gorgeous photos Anna!


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