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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

 —Robert Frost

Fire and Ice. Well, a candle and some cubes. Contrast.

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32 responses

  1. What a clever response to the weekly photo challenge.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Thanks for looking today and for writing a thoughtful comment. I enjoyed your looking down shot in Shanghai!
      Very cool.

      March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am

  2. Sonel

    Stunning entry! :)

    March 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

  3. Thanks for sharing link to my blog! I love your idea too, great interpretations!

    March 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

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  5. Nicely done, Ruth. Very clever. Of course, including verse from Robert Frost will never fail to catch the eye — and garner the vote — of any resident of the “City of Broad Shoulders.”

    March 11, 2012 at 4:35 am

    • Chicago might hold the record for nicknames-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_for_Chicago

      March 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

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  7. I am so impressed by this photo! For the theme – Not only contrasting fire and ice, but contrasting light and dark. But also the quality of the photo itself, it’s just so beautiful I could stare at it for ages.

    March 11, 2012 at 4:55 am

  8. Another great entry Ruth! Perfect!
    And appreciate the pingback!

    March 11, 2012 at 6:46 am

  9. Nice pic Ruth. Where does the weekly photo challenge come from? Or is it one of your own doing?

    Hope you are well

    Mark

    March 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

    • WordPress puts out the weekly challenge every Friday. Thanks for looking and taking time to write, Mark. Best, Ruth

      Sent from my iPhone

      March 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

  10. Sue Reinfeld

    Great picture, but I thought the world will end with a whimper.

    March 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

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  12. Very interesting

    March 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

  13. Erica Wells

    So long since I had read Frost’s poem – produces chills! And so did your photo- great choices!!!!!

    March 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

  14. Very beautiful. This to me is worth framing. The image is very sharp, it almost looks real. The addition of the quote is wonderful.

    BE ENCOURAGE! BE BLESSED!

    March 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

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  16. Stunning!

    March 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

  17. How nice and brillant idea on the theme!

    March 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  18. Kristin

    WOW! I love it!

    March 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  19. This is an unique entry!

    Thank you for (all three) Pingbacks. Much appreciated. : )

    March 12, 2012 at 12:38 am

  20. WOW – what a fantastic approach to the challenge. You did an outstanding entry.
    Your photography is a visual delight. You have awesome photo’s. I love them all.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

  21. jenkakio

    I love the concept of fire and ice. Awesome and very creative.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:07 am

  22. Wow, your photo says so much more than the one word “contrast”.
    As for me I’d chose the Ötzi variant and end up frozen in a glacier…

    March 12, 2012 at 6:26 am

  23. Love your entry. How very clever. The poem is a great accompaniment.
    BTW, thanks for the Pingback. ;)
    -Carol

    March 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

  24. What a beautiful contrast you captured dear Ruth, I loved it. Today everything dragging me into the poetry, I remember this famous poem, by Robert Frost,

    FIRE and ICE

    Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I’ve tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

    Thank you dear Ruth, with my love, nia

    March 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

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  27. Excellent contrast… I love it. ;-)

    March 23, 2012 at 4:52 am

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