Frost on our japanese maple tree, a couple of winters ago. It can get cold in the Adelaide Hills! Location – Nairne, South Australia.

This image was published in Australian Traveller magazine in Dec/Jan 2009, and won me a Fujifilm digital camera.


autumn, barb leopold, frost, ice, japanese maple, leaves, red

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • jude walton
    jude waltonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! I love your work :)

  • Graham Jones
    Graham Jonesover 5 years ago

    Yep! love this image Barb. DOF and colours are wonderful. I suspect that you guys will have some opportunities coming up this winter too :-) Hope you and the old fella are well.

  • thanks Graham, yep it’s getting cold in them there hills… well you know what I mean – but no frosts YET. Unfortunately the little tree these leaves were from has suffered with the hot summer, and there is not one decent leaf on it – so when frosts do come, I’ll actually have to get out and find another tree!! Hope to see you at next DDO!

    – Barb Leopold

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 5 years ago

    Loved it then – love it now. xxx

  • KathyT
    KathyTover 5 years ago

    Always been a favorite!

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    It’s lovely, Barb, a beautiful image.

  • Nick Hunt
    Nick Huntover 5 years ago

    Great shot. makes me shiver!

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeover 5 years ago

    Lovely Barb. The colour is still so bright despite the frost…

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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    Love the contrast of the rich colour tones of the leaves versus the frost, perfect focus and details on the subject leaf and the DoF effect works so well, excellent work Barb,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...over 5 years ago

    very delicate and beautiful

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