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Frost and a Dusting

Frost and a Dusting
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-29
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 6:55
Viewed: 2394
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoar Frost ="Frozen dew that forms a white coating on a surface."

It really depends on when one sees this phenomenon whether or not it will be pleasing to the eye. Here in the wilderness as well as some outlying city areas this happens when there is a low ground fog and temperatures are very cold...and there is a time after the sun comes out before it melts, which is a most powerful time in photography. The world around us has changed. It becomes as if in a fairyland. In a dream...but it doesn't last long; the sun melts it quickly under the gaze whether it is cold or not...the ice isn't really that thick., And so again it is like a dream. We wake to a dream and forget it quickly. The more we think of it, the faster it disappears. So when taking a picture of a hoar frost or White Frost, one must be quickly ready...always a camera at your side or in your pocket...of course an exception would be sometimes to have no camera and simply enjoy the beauty.

All pictures were taken before or slightly after sun broke through, within eyesight of my front door... A blend of 3 cameras...the Leica, Fuji with Nikon Lens and Nikon with Sigma lens. All on auto-pilot.

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Hello bob,

nice post with lovely notes i specially liked this part "an exception would be sometimes to have no camera and simply enjoy the beauty" .
we all who love photography have this problem, looking through the eyes of the camera and loosing the opportunity to enjoy it more, but then its all about our passion for photography.

We never had opportunity to see the snow fall and the melting by the sun, it doenst happen here at all,
combination of four excellent shots taken with three camreas,

well done mr bob shannon,

tfs & regards

Ice! What a creative concept with this collection of shots.
Once again, you show us the world through the eyes of an artist. Thank you.

Hi Bob,
I truly appreciate this compilation and note.
Lovely images of the hoar frost and fine use of tech knowledge to unite them here. You have a wonderful depth of sight into the wonders of nature and ability to share your thoughts.
Thanks for sharing your fine work today.
Richard :-)

Hi Bob
Frost sure can be beautiful at times. I like the way you've shown different plant and the different look of the frost. I love the look of frost on both plants and animals, especially against a deep blue sky. It's very inspiring.
TFS Janice

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-30 8:24]

Hi Bob

Great montage - you have conveyed the different aspects of frost and snow very well here - I particularly like your use of different textures.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-30 8:48]

Another fine, broad spectrum of shots to create a whole. Very nice my friend, a sight we don't get here much on the coast due to the warming air from the nearby sea...i like it, alot. A good diversity of textures and form.
Have a great weekend,

Dear Bob
What a wonderful collage you posted,
Very intersting frostings ,
Superb work,Welldone.I haven't seen such these scenes for 3 years now(when I came to India) Good days ...


Hi Bob
wonderful montage of winter...great detail to all 4 images.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-30 10:43]

Hola Sr. Bob.- It is cold up there isn't it? Very nice presentation of this winter photos. Very artistic and as always great note.
By the way, which of them were taken by Leica?
This is My deram camera.
Saludos mi buen amigo del Norte.

Hi Bob
Great idea my friend. Four great photos in one great presentation I like it very much
Very best wishes

Hi Bob
Nice presentation of hoar frost.
Yes that's really like a dreamland soon after the sun rises.
Every picture is well composed and exposed. I like especially this close-up of the branch in upper right picture.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Bob, lovely frozen collage, each photo is a very original sharp composition with splendid light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-30 13:27]

Hi Bob. What a great set of pictures. there are so clear and crisp in detail. good colours ans shapes. well done TFS. good notes too.
You and your better 3/4 have a nice weekend.

I love these different views! I find them so fragile, yet pleasing to the eye. This is a wonderful series, yet so compact that one can view them all in an instant, though to take it in, I felt the need to study it for several minutes.

I love the fragile stems in the lower right corner the best. Lovely, just lovely.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-30 19:09]

Hello Bob

A beautiful and artistic montage of the effects of hoar frost.
I love the mornings when the sun illuminates the hoar frost and everything sparkles like millions of tiny diamonds.
It is always a shame when the temperature gets to that point where the frost melts away.
A very well balanced composition with 4 equally attractive shots,well focused with very good detail.
Well thought out and I feel with special consideration for those on TN not familiar with this phenomenon.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-01 1:02]

Hi Bob,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

Hello Bob,

You have created a lovely montage here!
I particularly like the close-ups, but I also like the way your words help us to realise the beauty of nature!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your comments on 'Pretty and Healthy'.

Namastay Bob,
Nice and clear view of frost in this collage. Very nice composition in every capture. Good notes too. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-01 3:18]

Hello Bob!
a very nice collage of frost and snow.
I particularly love the top-right image. The frosted edges are beautiful.
Excellent notes as usual.
Well done,

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-12-01 6:07]

Hi Bob,
What a great frosty composition! There's nothing like the beautiful delicate coat of frost over the sleeping flora.
Excellent work!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-01 7:40]

Hello Bob,
A very artful display in this posting, each image has elements of natures beauty as does your lovely notes, thank you Bob.

Hello Bob,
indeed a wonderfull montage, all pic are technicaly perfect, I love the second pic,
excellent post ,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-12-02 4:09]

Hello Bob!

Excellent work! I don't like snow and frost but you show them in really arty way. Great collage, every picture is worth to be posting alone. Upper right is my favourite - it looks so fragile and unreal.

Hello Bob!
I was not present on TN for a longer period and now I see what I overlooked :)
Fantastic winter collage with great detais and interesting compositions. I like different points of view too. Anyway, I am waiting for some "warmer" picture soon ;)
Best greetings from Lodz,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-02 8:24]

You're an artist for sure Bob and a poet ! Well done on those shots, great montage ! Thanks !


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-12-02 11:42]

Hello Bob,
Wonderful shot again my friend. Excellent montage for showing effects of frozen on natural plants. Great sharpness and lovely natural colours.
Best regards Bob,


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-18 13:32]

Hi Bob,
Nice winter collage!

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