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We’ve had a cold snap …

09 Feb

wind chill today is -5° F. I haven’t been out, so there weren’t too many opportunities to shoot pictures. Indeed, my windows were so frosted up that I literally couldn’t see through them. They were actually natural examples of what is called “frosted glass”; they looked like they could have been used for bathroom windows.

So, seeing that I couldn’t shoot through them, I decided to photograph the windows themselves. Getting the light just right for this kind of work is the tricky bit; it entails a deal of waiting, for something that might not happen at all.

Here are a couple, shot at the same time …

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That window screen is not frozen into the frost, it’s actually a fraction of an inch away from it, towards the camera.

The next were the first I’ve taken and used a tint of colour to make them a little more interesting. First, the untinted versions:

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And next, the shapes of the frost pattern suggesting a green tint:

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A darker green, this time …resize-of-dsc_3246-copy

I thought the resemblance to an evergreen-covered mountainside was quite striking … couldn’t resist adding the colour.

The last one is just pretty straightforward … just a light blue tint:

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Well, that’s what I’ve been doing these past days … it ain’t much, but it’s been a bit of fun for me. I hope you like ’em.

Cheers, all!

 

 

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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

13 responses to “We’ve had a cold snap …

  1. evawiren

    February 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    These are very nice pictures . I like them a lot and the imagination started to work. I had not seen the green tint just yet and my thoughts where in the direction of hillside and forest. And the green tinted pictures are so very nice.

     
    • derwandersmann

      February 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Thank you, Eva … I’m glad you like them.

       
  2. Darko Gedelovski

    February 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Last two look like mountains 😀

     
    • derwandersmann

      February 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks, Dare … they seemed to cry out for the green tint.

       
  3. Dominik Tomczyk

    February 11, 2017 at 8:44 am

    very interesting expirience!

     
  4. pam

    April 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    The ones with color look like a forrest mountain range. The snow and frost are probably gone by now. I’m late in catching up. It’s starting to get quite warm here best Sun City, Arizona. Hope all is well with you.

     
    • derwandersmann

      April 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Pam … I was struck with the resemblance to forested mountains, myself, which is why I added the green.

      Good to hear from you, Pam … I’ve not been very active here, lately. The Weather being a major factor … dim light and dull gtey, day after day. I’ve seldom seen such a stretch of discouraging weather. It seems to have reinforced the inconvenience and awkwardness produced by the damned Bag, which inhibits my mobility a great deal.

      I’ve simply GOT to get myself moving, however limited it will be.

       
  5. pam

    April 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Sorry to hear that. It’s the long, hot summers that get to me. They didn’t used to. It’s living in this trailer that makes it worse. It has A/C of course, but it is not efficient. I leave the trailer almost daily to get a small bite to eat somewhere and to be in nice air conditioning.

     
  6. biesikbeztuby

    May 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    It’s beautiful.

     
  7. The Thrifty Campers

    October 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    remarkable photos you captured.

     
  8. saktimari

    August 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Piszę ponownie nie wiem dlaczego wcześniejszy komentarz się nie zapisał .?
    Dobry fotograf jakim Ty jesteś 🙂 zawsze znajdzie coś interesującego do fotografowania.
    Twoje zdjęcia bardzo mi się podobają szron na szybach daje bardzo ciekawy efekt. a to serduszko roślinki ujmująco piękne 🙂

     

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