I share the results with you, as promised!
The sky was not fully blue so I had to pick and choose the times to take the photos as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, but I was captivated by how much the changing light affected the piece.
It took about 2 hours to get this design carved out of the frost and my fingers got very cold in the process! I had a bowl of warm water nearby but I had to keep my fingers dry because any melted water seeped into the crystals and gave the frost undesirable additional texture that was very visible in the light. When I got it right, the frost melted just enough to start to turn to water, I'd quickly remove my finger and it would begin re-freezing immediately because the window was so cold. So it was a balancing act between "Hots and colds, hots and colds! " as my Scottish friend would say to melt the frost just enough to create the lines to form the pattern. Yes, it is a labyrinth...just start from either spiral and work your way into the heart of the piece.
In taking the photos, I discovered that if I held the camera overhead and shot downwards, the golden brown color of the grass and snow outside gave the design a completely different look. I hoped the sun might hit the frost at just the right angle to produce the rainbow spectrum I had witnessed the day before, but the clouds got in the way when the angle was right. Still, I'm not disappointed with how this came out.
As the sun began to set the sky took on some really lovely colors and they seemed amplified by the ice which formed the tracings from my finger art. The gold of the setting sun lit up the bottom of the design beautifully. The very thin layer of ice added all kinds of subtle texture and detail.
Even after the sun was fully down, the delicate purples and dusky blues of twilight were enchanting. I couldn't wait to see what the moon would do to the piece!
It took a while, but eventually the moon was in the right position however like the sun was in the daytime it was dancing in and out of the fast-moving clouds so getting the shots were very challenging... but for a few moments, the piece was lit up like magic.
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