Driving home a few days ago, I caught these hues of blue in the semi-frozen little stream running alongside the road. Even though the blues on the icy water surface were only subtly contrasting with the snowy banks, the smooth texture really set it apart from the coarser texture of the snow on the banks, with dried grass tufts sticking out everywhere. Also, the stream was a reflecting surface for the setting sun.
At first, I felt a bit frustrated that I could not walk closer to the stream because of the steep bank down from the road and a barbed wire fence. And there were all these little trees and branches obstructing my view! Then I remembered the juxtaposition theme and incorporated the trees that were in my way:
This one is actually my favorite because the small tree trunks create their own unique pattern. Their stark black silhouettes bring out the subtle blue shades of the stream even more:
The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Juxtaposition.” Michelle invites us to share images that show “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”