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Frost Forest



frost on my window at sunrise 1-14

frost on my window at sunrise 1-14
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Contest Finalist in Early Signs Of Winter Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Ice And Snow Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Natural Surfaces Photo Contest
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
Contest Finalist in Ice Is Nice Photo Contest
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Capture Blue Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Capture Blue Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Sunrise Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Blue Is Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Swag Image ProjectTop 10 rank
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My Best Winter Shot Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Ice Is Nice Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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23 Comments | Report
LouAnnSnapHappy
 
LouAnnSnapHappy January 23, 2016
Fantastic!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn January 26, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment
sundowngaited PRO+
 
sundowngaited February 22, 2016
I love the detailing! The color blue is fast becoming a favorite to me, and the light behind it.....that seals the look.
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn February 23, 2016
Thanks so much, it was a cold morning which produced this great frost on my upstairs window.
BruceEAnderson
 
BruceEAnderson February 25, 2016
the artist who did this is very good she seems to get it right every time.
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thanks so much Bruce. Jack Frost has many varied designs in his repertoire!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 11, 2016
Gorgeous!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment Pamela!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 11, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thanks a lot for your comment
DariusPeckus
 
DariusPeckus March 11, 2016
Congratulations on you win, It's an amazing photo..
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thank you for your comment. :)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 11, 2016
Wow congrats on the win!!! love this shot such amazing detail and i love the contrast of the cool and warm colors!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment. The one benefit of cold winter mornings, is sunrise on my frosted window
jvillainc Platinum
 
jvillainc March 11, 2016
Congratulation on your recent win - an awesome photo!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 11, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment.
peterkitanov PRO+
 
peterkitanov March 11, 2016
Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 12, 2016
Thanks so much, Peter.
terryc Platinum
 
terryc March 12, 2016
Wow, Claudia!! Huge congrats on your gorgeous Grand Prize win!!!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 12, 2016
Thanks Terry, you know how we have to find something to shoot during our long winters. I'll have to get up your way some winter
melsteinberg
 
melsteinberg March 13, 2016
I never would have guessed this was ice on a window. Amazing job and congratulations on your win!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 13, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment.
thomaszakowski
 
thomaszakowski March 13, 2016
congrats
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 13, 2016
Thanks so much Thomas
AHogue
 
AHogue March 13, 2016
Congratulations on this grand prize win. I thought this was your photo! It's beautiful and so well deserving of the win!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn March 13, 2016
Thanks Anita. It was a great surprise to see the award.
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset March 13, 2016
Superb capture and great colour. Congrats Claudia well done!
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn April 05, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment. These cold early mornings with frost make me endure long winters better
denisenewman
 
denisenewman May 29, 2016
Ethereal! Awesome colours :)
ClaudiaKuhn
ClaudiaKuhn June 06, 2016
Thanks so much for your comment
vickinichol
 
vickinichol November 07, 2016
What an Amazing FROST Photo!! Just LOVE it!! Looks like Feathers! :-)
tinab Platinum
 
tinab January 02, 2017
beautiful
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe September 20, 2017
Great shot!
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding January 31, 2018
STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL
Hoekstrac
 
Hoekstrac April 23, 2018
I love the colors!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 29, 2019
Very cool, Outstanding capture / Voted
tomwillis Ultimate
 
tomwillis January 23, 2020
Glad to see this getting more recognition. It is an all time favorite of mine. Thanks for seeing and sharing it.
Paul-Stapleton PRO+
 
Paul-Stapleton January 05, 2021
This is beautiful and so different, I love it ๐Ÿ˜€
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo from my upstair computer room window. The window faces East and in the winter when the temperatures are in the teens and single digits, frost forms on the storm windows. I get up for work when it is dark and wait for daylight to come. Earlier in the winter, I get the bluer tones on the frost crystals as the sun hasn't risen too high. In this image, I was able to get the sun rising behind the frost. It was a magical scene.
Time
This was taken
Lighting
It was taken just after sunrise, which gave it the orange sun in the background. The blue tones were present because the sun was low and the early morning blue cast was present.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D 300 with my 105mm macro lens. I did not use a tripod as I had to lean over my computer table to capture the image.
Inspiration
Winter is a slow time for me for photographing anything. After work, there really is no light, so I only have the weekends to shoot, and am only inspired to try to shoot if we have a fresh snowfall. I discovered interesting frost on my East facing windows back in my early DSLR days, starting around 2004. Every winter, when the temperature is right, I shoot many frost pictures. I shoot early in the morning before the sun hits the frost and starts to melt it on the windows. This image was taken in January 28th, 2014.
Editing
I use Photoshop to crop, and used Nik Color EFX for sharpening.
In my camera bag
Today, I use my SONY A7II mirrorless camera, with the 24-240 mm lens. I also have my Nikon D 300 for macro with the 105 mm lens, and for wildlife, the 80-400mm lens. I have a Nikon D 800 converted to IR with a 24-120mm lens. Different cameras depending on the shooting expedition. I generally take 2 of those 3 with me on any one trip.
Feedback
Take lots of pictures, trying different settings. Since I had to handhold my frost images with shooting in low light, I shot many to ensure that some would be crisp and sharp. I moved a bit and shot all angles and variations of the frost patterns. There are a lot of duds and every day brings a different frost pattern. It all depends on the weather, so you have to be patient. This year, I had only one morning to try for frost.

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