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Frost on Rose



The first killing frost came early this year...

The first killing frost came early this year...
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Gragorgix
 
Gragorgix November 16, 2014
A Rose Glorified!!
ntgreen
 
ntgreen December 13, 2014
Very poignant somehow! Lovely capture and great composition!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 17, 2015
Beautiful capture and details. Congratulations.
gvuletic PRO
 
gvuletic January 17, 2015
Awesome shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 20, 2015
Beautiful, congrats.
mfayne
 
mfayne January 28, 2015
Such a beautiful capture. Love it
elued29 PRO
 
elued29 February 04, 2015
for me it's greatissimo!
seatonimages
 
seatonimages May 25, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel June 25, 2015
Gorgeous.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 14, 2015
Congratulations being a finalist, good luck
Boricua56 PRO+
 
Boricua56 September 13, 2015
So beautifully fragile... Wonderful image!
lesarnott PRO+
 
lesarnott July 02, 2016
Wonderful shot
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 15, 2016
I love it,Nice capture
aanacuallerchingliak
 
aanacuallerchingliak February 19, 2017
So beautiful
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja March 02, 2017
Beautiful...
billyves_12
 
billyves_12 March 14, 2017
Awesome photo!
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons November 13, 2017
Beautiful
Jameslynchimages
 
Jameslynchimages July 10, 2018
Beautiful !!
simonparry
 
simonparry November 17, 2018
Wonderful capture and detail...
HoldenH
 
HoldenH December 02, 2018
Absolutely breathtaking!! I love the sharpness of the frost on the rose. Fantastic photograph.

Behind The Lens

Location
The roses were still blooming in the front yard (Kentucky weather).
Time
Early morning just after sunrise. It was cold; but so worth it!
Lighting
Early morning is such a magical time for photos; everything looks like a wonderland regardless of the season. I head out to take photographs at first light usually, and that particular morning the light hit the frost and was glistening on the roses so beautifully.
Equipment
I had to use a tripod to keep the frost details sharp. I have a Nikon D90 and use only an 18-105mm lens for all my photos.
Inspiration
I knew it was going to be an amazing photo op. How often do you see a heavy frost on a rosebud? It was rather melancholy to me... and I tried to compose the shot in such a way to convey that feeling. So, it was important to include in the photo the droop of the stem under the weight of the frost, as well as the rose I had chosen for my subject.
Editing
I did only a small bit of post-processing in Lightroom, just to make the color of the rose a bit cooler (more melancholy) and to sharpen the detail on the frost and make it stand out a bit more.
In my camera bag
In addition to my Nikon D90 and an 18-110mm lens, I always carry an extra charged battery, as many memory cards as I can grab, a cleaning cloth, and a couple filters (0.9 ND, and CP). I rarely carry a tripod with me unless I have an idea of what I'm going to shoot and expect one will be needed (a makeshift tripod can usually be found by using a stump, or a rock, etc.) Otherwise, I don't want to be bogged down with a lot of equipment. I walk sometimes for hours at a time to find inspiration, and this usually equips me to capture whatever presents itself.
Feedback
My advice is to take several shots and experiment. Sometimes wonderful things happen with just a slight change in the position of the camera. Remember, if you can't see it through the lens, you won't see it in your photo. And... the moments that present themselves rarely stay there for long. In this case...frost will melt quickly once the sun hits it. But...you want the sunlight to make the frost glisten. So your window period is not that great. Make sure you get a few shots in before you start over-thinking the details and miss it altogether. I have been so excited about an opportunity that my hand shook so badly I screwed up every shot and the moment was gone. The most important thing is to just relax... breathe... and have fun! My settings for this shot were: Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 450, and Exposure: 1/125...

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