I like contrast in my images. In this image I like the warm-cold contrast. There is the cold frosty roof and the warm sun that shine on the tree.
This is my last image on this blog in 2016, I wish you all a happy time with your family, creativity with your camera and a peaceful 2017!
I took a selfie early in the morning. I lifted the tripod up and triggered the relatively light camera with the smart phone. See how the sun melted the frost. Only the grass in the shadow of the tree was still frozen.
Enjoy and keep on photographing!
This is a typical image for the Central California Valley during the winter. The roofs are covered with surface frost and people are burning their fireplaces. Luckily there are few and fewer people that do this since it is common knowledge that the particulants from the fireplaces are a health hazard.
Enjoy the image and keep on photographing!
I photographed this image in my backyard. Enjoy and keep on working on your images!
We are having a cold spell in central California meaning there are some ice crystal on the leaves and some surface frost on cars and other objects. The current weather should last a few days giving me the perfect opportunity for some interesting images early in the morning before the sun melts it all away. I challenge you to do the same. Go out and photograph early in the morning and get some winter images.
I used a 180mm macro lens photographing this frozen potato plant blossom early in the morning. Enjoy the image and keep on working on your images!
A 100mm macro lens is just a great tool to work with. After I photographed the surface frost on branches I discovered the frost on all kinds of weeds and I started photographing.
Enjoy and keep on working on your skills as a photographer!
Wood is another great material to look for surface frost. I found this branch in between leaves and grass. The colored leaves also provide a great contrast to the icy subtle blue tones in the frost.
Enjoy and keep on working on your images.
I found surface frost on a green metal box. I loved the reflection of the sun and tried different angles and f-stops until I finally got the image I really liked.
Enjoy and keep on working on your images!
I was lucky finding this deeply frozen leaf on the lawn. I took six exposures with different f-stops to find the best depth of field that would reveal the most out of the frozen ice crystals. I posy production I increased contrast on the highlights to even further reveal the structure of the crystals.
Enjoy and keep on photographing!
We are currently having a cold spell in central California meaning frosty morning and beautiful warm afternoons. The frosty mornings present an excellent opportunity to go out early in the morning and photograph the surface frost. So I challenge you to do the same, get up early, go outside and photograph the frost.
I used a 100mm macro lens to create this image. the lens was mounted on a tripod and I triggered the camera through my smart phone to avoid any camera shake. I usually shoot three to four exposures with different f-stops to get different degrees of camera blur. I also focused manually to determine exactly the sharpest point in the image.
As always, enjoy the image and have fun with this exercise.