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Hoar Frost

Hoar Frost
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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: 2009-01-27
Categories: Trees
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 14:21
Viewed: 3298
Points: 30
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We have about or are ready to break another record in E Washington. Last year we broke the all time ever snow record....this year the least ever snow fall record is coming up

This was taken today as it grew very foggy with temps at 29 F in the area causing the hoar frost on the Maples with a tall fir in backdrop!

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hello Bob

here in Montréal area we are almost like in March like in early spring !
a beautiful photo of these frozen branches, the beautiful
warm colored leaves are the heart of this photo,
and as always with fine POV, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 16:05]

Hello My Friend,
You have captured the essence of Cheney weather superbly here Sir. Colors and composition are spot on, thanks for sharingBob.

  • sranjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
  • [2010-01-27 17:40]

Hello Bob,
There you are ! I finally caught you in the midst of hoar frost all around. A great composition as ever with an excellent POV. Thanks for sharing your wilderness.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2010-01-27 19:43]

Hello Bob,
Thankfully the winter scene here in India is getting brighter, with the chill coming down.Your capture succesfully brings to the viewer the ambience of your world as winter frost and its cold hands still holds in its tight grip.

That's quite beautiful Robert. I love the way the ice looks like it's in vein patterns. The luminosity looks great as well and the soft colour shading looks wonderful too. Trevor

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-27 22:15]

Hi Bob!

It's so nice to hear from you and to take notice of this superb picture. Frost is a great artist, and it did a superb job here. The contrast between the warm colour tones of the leaves and the frost is excellent.

I hope you and your wife are doing well!

Kind regards


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-28 2:51]

Hello Bob,
I would love to ship you some of the white stuff if I could, but I vividly remember the images you posted last year, so I believe you guys deserved the break this time around.
A beautiful scene showing what nature can create when the conditions are just right. The orangish brown leaves contrasting with the white frosted limbs make for an eye catching image.
Nicely composed with excellent DOF giving us a sharp image throughout. Beautiful natural colors and great use of lighting in order to capture this wintery scene!! Well done!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-28 5:15]

Hello Bob,
Very beautiful photo in typical wintery colours. The hoar frost on the branches is splendid. The brown leaves made an excellent composition in this photo. Good DOF, POV and sharpness.

Ciao Bob, fascinating composition with fantastic frozen branches and wonderful leaves, splendid colors and great light, very well done, ciao Silvio

I love the effect of the hoarfrost. Beautiful in it's icy coating. The remaining maple leaves enhances the capture. Well seen, captured, and exposed Bob. Haven't heard from you lately... hope and pray all is well with you, Jane, and the family... :)


That's wonderful, Bob, I like the contrast of the white frost and the red leaves.
Fantastic moment, thanks.
Warm greetings on this cold day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-28 11:14]

Hello Bob.
What a wonderful picture! I love its sharpness and details of crystalized snow. A very good shot.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Bob!
This is such a fine scene my friend, almost in monochromatic browns on white if you don't count the reddish-brown dry leaves, but is it possible to disregard their presence? On top of everything, that diffusely illuminated hoarfrost lend the whole scene a lacey look, a most pleasant effect indeed!

This is really quite pleasing, Bob. You and the hoar frost worked quite nicely together to show off these tendrils and twigs to excellent effect. The browns and orange of the maple leaves add a fine creative counterpoint to the image, and your point of view as they cascade down from the left side of the image really helps draw us in.


Hi Bob.

I haven't been around TN for quite a while and just saw a post from Asbed dedicated to your speedy recovery. I wish you the same thing as you have influenced me a lot with this site.

This shot is really nice with fine details. The frost and the brown leaves are in excellent contrast. Looking forward for your post with Yashica MAT as I am shooting quite a lot of medium format lately.

All the best and get well soon.
Best regards.

A shot that only you can click.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-05-03 10:59]

Hi Bob
This is a beautiful image it remind me of Crhismast.Well composed image with great light and colors.
TFS Michel

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