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Old Mar 7, 2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Frozen Pine-Needles 2

Following my post in the HDR-Forum: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hd...edles-hdr.html I kept on shooting frozen pinetrees that morning, as this weather phenomena was a little special and rather seldom, and the rising temperature around noon, would certainly melt most of the frost.


Here are some more shots, but this time the exposures are more of a landscape-type pictures.



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# 4 - Funny looking pine, this one...

Well, I came across these two birches with this frost-vail covering the thin branches. It looked great with the whites against the blue sky there and then, but catching the scene - as my eyes saw it - is not easy. It looks better in B&W actually!





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Following my post in the HDR-Forum: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hd...edles-hdr.html I kept on shooting frozen pinetrees that morning, as this weather phenomena was a little special and rather seldom, and the rising temperature around noon, would certainly melt most of the frost.


Here are some more shots, but this time the exposures are more of a landscape-type pictures.

# 1

# 2

# 3

# 4 - Funny pine, this one...

Well, I came across these two birches with this frost-vail covering the thin branches. It looked great with the whites against the blue sky there and then, but catching the scene - as my eyes saw it - is not easy. It looks better in B&W actually!



CC welcome, of course!

Walter,

Reaction: bom-bom-bom bom. With the kit lense? Hefty, hard to describe why. Yes - the sky is very, very close, almost closer than the trees. Delightful, powerful

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When I focus my eyes on the sky, the trees vanish and vice versa

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Old Mar 7, 2010, 7:39 PM   #3
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Walter, I second Torgny's powerful comment! Photo #2 is fantastic, very powerful, the sky makes this photo special for me!

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i really like shot #1 here. the nice details of the frozen pine look great set off from that very nice looking sky. gorgeous set, but i really liked that in particular.
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Again a very beautiful series Walter - I've never seen frozen needles before

#1 and #2 are really stunning - the sky looks terrific, and the pines in front... wow!
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Nice photos, Walter, usual. The last one reminds me of the photo I took yesterday with my mere Nokia N95... so desperate was I to take pictures... Anyway, I got a nice picture in mid-day of the sun that now shines longer and longer each day... no more 5 1/2 hours of suns before it sets... soon the sun will be up at midnight. Thanks for these lovely photos... still looking foward to getting my new camera... Ned
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...With the kit lense? Hefty, hard to describe why...
Thank's Torgny - I am quite satisfied with my kit-lens, it is a bit on the short side (14-45mm = 28-90mm equivalent only) - but that is probably why it is so good....




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...the sky makes this photo special for me!
Thank you for your kind words, Bob! :-)



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...the nice details of the frozen pine look great set off from that very nice looking sky...

Glad you liked it, Dustin!



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...I've never seen frozen needles before...
It is not so very common here neither because it needs a special meteorological condition. First: Very cold air (minus 15-20º C) and then: A lot of humidity air / fog - usually along open waters.


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...Thanks for these lovely photos... still looking foward to getting my new camera...
Thank's Ned!
Me too, I'm looking forward to when you get your new camera (K-7?) - I want to see some Suomi-landscape then!


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Beautiful. How lucky that you could capture it before it melted. They would make great Christmas Cards.
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Thank you very much, Caryl - appreciate you stopping by!


And just for you, an altered version of one of the above edits of # 3. Just been fooling around a little...

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 9:30 PM   #10
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beautiful shots, 1 and 2 really stand out to me, very strong images. wishing I captured these myself
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