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Old Jan 14, 2010, 2:18 AM   #1
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Default Wife says Wake up, Grab your camera

A few mornings ago my wife got me up, she said that I Had to see what all the trees looked like, that they were beautiful. I stumbled up got dressed and had a look. I never saw anything like this down in Arizona all the 48 years I lived there. I found out that it's called "Hoar Frost". I tried to do it as much justice as I knew how (I'm just a beginner, since about 2005).

This is the city park across the street from my house here in Mn. I'm glad my K100 Super has SR cause this Arizona boy was shivering pretty good, about 13 degrees outside, no wind though.

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Old Jan 14, 2010, 6:46 AM   #2
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It be are too for pretty.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 4:49 PM   #3
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I like the first one nice viewpoint, nothing like that yet in Michigan this year
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Nice shots!
BTW, anyone who would stand out in that cold on purpose deserves to shiver.

That's why I moved to Florida.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 8:48 PM   #5
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It is beautiful...up here we call it Hoar Frost.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 11:56 PM   #6
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What a lovely scene! I love these types of pictures and have no problem walking around in the cold to capture something like this.

I can't decide which I like better between the 1st and 4th pictures. They are very similar, but I like the trees in the 4th one (shows the hoar frost better) but prefer the lines and composition of the first one - don't ask me why. I'm not as crazy about the composition in the 2nd one, but that's some BIG snow pile. Reminds me more of a gravel mine than snow - like they put all the snow from all the plowed roads in a whole neighborhood there or something.

It sure is pretty, in any case.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 1:52 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the Kind comments:

Goldwinger,
"BTW, anyone who would stand out in that cold on purpose deserves to shiver." Your 100% right, if the people back in Arizona saw me standing out there like that just for a picture, they prolly would have me committed.

lesmore49,
I must have misunderstood when they were talk'in about it on the news, thanks for the proper name for that.

mtngal,
"What a lovely scene! I love these types of pictures and have no problem walking around in the cold to capture something like this." I do, as I'm more used to 113 degrees than just 13, but I'm trying. That big pile of snow in the 2 pic's is where the city pushes the snow to when they clear off that area for their outdoors winter ice skating rink. Believe it or not, I see people out there ice skating at 2 o'clock in the morning when it's Below Zero. They are a hearty bunch up here in South-East Minnesota. I'm told that several years ago it took until June for all the snow to completly melt from a pile the city had made from just cleaning off city streets the whole winter long, it was that big.

The first pic was with my New Sigma 28mm EX DG 1.8 and all the rest were with my 50-200 kit lens. All pics are straight out of my K100 Super, just resized for display here. I think I might have missed the exposure by 1/3 to 1/2 stop though as I was in such a hurry to get back into the nice warm car I didn't check my Histogram till I got back home. Thats a Beginners mistake for sure.

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Old Jan 15, 2010, 5:12 PM   #8
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Great frosty photos - I especially like the composition of #1, but all are "really cool!"
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Beautiful!

But, they're making me colder than I already am. I have the heat in the house to kick down to 62 after 10 p.m. and am about to turn it up after looking at these.

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Beautiful shots. Especially like your viewpoint of #1 & #4.
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