Frost 03

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!

 

 

Frost 01

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!

 

Frost 02

Frost 02

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!

 

Frost 01

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.

Frost 01

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.