Whilst this has been our wettest winter ever we have had very few frosty mornings so I have gone back to January 2011 for this shot.
A combination of fog and frost resulted in this scene near Lifton.
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danos (87427) 2014-03-05 1:47
Good morning Les,
very nice the snowy postcard from the village with the frost to be present everywhere in the scene.The black birds create a beautiful optical effect in the photo.I like this beautiful presentation.
lousat (77790) 2014-03-05 1:54
Hi Les,a great memory to you and to mee too,this is what i haven't seen in the last warm and rainy winter,magnificent white peinture made by the frost,the 3D effect on the trees is spectacular,fine details and perfect exposure too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (30145) 2014-03-05 2:15
Ha! Ha! Leslie, I can feel a hint of nostalgia for the good, old, cold winters that we used to have! We would complain whatever the winters but, certainly the cold is preferable to the constant rain and subsequent flooding!
The filigree effect is very attractive!
This hoar frost seems to stiffen everything into shape as well as magically change its colour.
Your composition, with diagonal leads, is most effective.
he birds add life to this wintery scene.
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (31427) 2014-03-05 2:36
Hello Les - Jack Frost; I used to love the filigree patterns he used to make on the inside of my bedroom window when I was a child! Goodness, today children are warm and snug with central heating on no dreams of Jack coming during the winter nights to decorate the window panes. They can enjoy sights like this though. Isn't the hoar frost beautiful? Another super photograph from you that takes me back in time and place. Marvelous!
Warm regards Rosemary
PS I sound like my parents.... "When I was a boy" etc.....
mayjayne (3497) 2014-03-05 7:47
Nice, sharp details of this wintry scene...
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-05 19:21
Nice winter scene. I like the crystallized trees standing out sharp and clear against the overcast sky. Good depth created too by the length of the fence. Nice sharp and clear image of the type of winter many are missing. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49278) 2014-03-06 5:53
not seen much of this artistry this winter, keeps the bills down though ;-). It is always a glorious vision when it is as intense as this and this shot captures the magic so beautifully.
photographer_sg (4388) 2014-03-06 6:59
to someone like me who has never encountered snow in real life the whole scene seems to represent some kind of dreamland! Your composition is superb and so is the management of the exposure. The exquisite details and subtle colour gradients are beautifully displayed in this wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-06 12:12
It is quite true that frost on the trees usually is the result of fog / high humidity and low temperatures. Under these circumstances, you can take amazing pictures of places that normally are quite dull. That's exactly what you have done here. TFS and have a nice evening!
COSTANTINO (56147) 2014-03-08 14:30
dynamic and beautiful winter snowy shot
romantic scenery with those frozen trees
half hidden into the fog
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (14603)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-05 1:30