Shooting pictures of the hoarfrost Wednesday I also tried hiding the camera in the shadow of tree trunks, (as I do when I'm trying to get shadow shots sometimes), to see if I could capture the sparkle of the ice on the trees. I'm reasonably pleased with the results; here they are.
We'll start right here in the front yard. Standing on the driveway I positioned myself in one of the shadows of a fencerow tree. It does show the sparkle, and avoids a lens flare from the sun.
I tried several different shots, but it was hard to get away from a bright-to-dark range in the photos.
These two are taken behind trees further down the road. Roxie was being really well-behaved, as I took these while walking her. Instead of pulling while I photographed, she just sat and waited politely!
It's a pity that these hoarfrost days are so rare, especially with blue sky to boot, and so ephemeral; it's pretty well all gone by noon.
One of my favourites, though I didn't hide the sun quite well enough, was this twisted Weeping Willow.
Hope these are 'scenic' enough for 'Scenic Weekends'
, though they're a long way from that sunny beach!
Gorgeous photos.Can't pick a favorite!!ReplyDelete
Breathtaking! There is no sight so gorgeous as frosted trees against a cobalt-blue sky, and you have captured that. Thank you!ReplyDelete
These white sparkles are like delicate, lacy crystals glittering on the tree. So beautiful.ReplyDelete
Fabulous - I'd be very happy with photos that turned out that well. I love the sparkle and the contrasts.ReplyDelete
These are wonderful!!! Tom The Backroads TravellerReplyDelete
I love them all, but especially that first one, with the sharp contrast between the hoarfrost and the sky. Lovely! :-)ReplyDelete
Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. I want to see these kind of trees. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful photos again. It almost looks like ice on the trees rather than frost. They are quite stunning.ReplyDelete
That hoarfrost really was quite spectacular. My wife and I were out birding and enjoyed the beauty all around us immensely. Finally, of course, it dissipated and everything was back to normal. Still beautiful, however. As a northern people I think we have learned to appreciate every nuance of winter and I am glad that we get out and bask in the wonderment of what we have.ReplyDelete
Beautiful wintry shots! Great work capturing the icy trees!ReplyDelete
Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
Beautiful captures of the frosty trees.. They look lovely.. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Awesome photos ! Believe me the few neighbors we have here are used to seeing me in strange predicaments just to get that perfect photo lol ! A warm up and rain for us this weekend ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !ReplyDelete
Yeah, your pics turned out great! I especially like the last one.ReplyDelete
Nicely done FG. My favourite is the 3rd one. Glad to see someone was able to take advantage of these conditions.ReplyDelete
You did beautifully!ReplyDelete
Love it when the sun is coming through the trees on a cold day.ReplyDelete
These are special moments, and I try to seize them when I can too. You did well!ReplyDelete
Good job! I think that third one really does sparkle.ReplyDelete