Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ice Fog At Oak Openings Metropark January 14, 2015

An Ice Fog and no wind causes ice crystals to form on everything.

Though I could have made the adjustment in the camera I used GIMP to increase the contrast and brightness. A slight sharpening and size reduction and they were ready to go.

The light changed several times from clouds to sun, and the temperature went from 3 to 7 above zero.

An ice fog causes snowflakes to fall with no clouds. I shot this into the sun. Another name for this phenomena is "Diamond Dust". The white spots are bright sparkles in the air.

Playing with depth and composition.

Oak trees keep most of their brown leaves throughout the winter. The grass is both small and tall Bluestem.

Composition with color in a snowscape. I so rarely take landscape photos.

Same brown oak trees, but different light changes the colors.

Everything is covered in a thick layer of feathery ice crystals.

I should have cropped this to highlight the crooked tree to the right but I was too lazy..

I have this scene at every time of the year, under many different lightings including moonlight. Just a few minutes after the sun came out the ice crystals started to disappear even though it was only 7 degrees.