Archive for December 24th, 2008



Holly and Ice

Holly and Ice

Holly, sharp as our failure to love, berries red as the blood that was shed, ice as cold as the world he came to save. We celebrate his birth. Merry Christmas!

I saw this bush, covered in ice,  in passing on the street, and immediately thought of it as a Christmas image. I took a few shots of the berries and leaves in their sheath of ice. The light was not ideal, as the bush was tight up against a house in deep shadow.

Wide macro. F2.7 (wide open) @ 1/50th @ ISO 100.

Just basic sharpening and Clarity in Lightroom. Cropped for effect.

Because of the poor lighting, slow shutter speed, and hand-held macro, this just holds sharpness. Just. Enough.

From the Winter Weather Gallery.