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3 Comments | Report
randalpair Platinum
 
randalpair August 14, 2018
In case anyone wants to know - this looks like teasel.
chrisbelesis
 
chrisbelesis August 16, 2018
Very beautifult image, nice job!
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar October 31, 2018
Awesome

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Living in North Idaho, I often take jaunts into Montana looking for wildlife. Typically, it's an over-nighter so I sleep on a pad in the back of my rig which allows me to get an early morning start. One night was a bit chillier than usual and I snuggled down into my sleeping bag a bit further than usual. The next morning found me in a crystallized world. A hoar frost had settled on the countryside and made it so magical as the sun struggled to shine through the clouds. I could see bits of blue sky and had to wait a bit before heading out due to the freezing fog keeping everything so dark. I drove around back country roads, taking pictures of unique visions. These plants (Common Teasel) are prevalent in the Montana countryside and I've been known to take some home for a dried plant arrangement. It was so pretty st see the frost covering its spikes, I just had to get some shots of it.
Time
Early morning, about 7:30am
Lighting
The lighting wasn't the greatest due to the fog that was still hanging low. I tried to get my settings right- honestly with four external storage units (packed away in a storage unit due to me moving!), it would take a bit to find the exif data on it!
Equipment
Most likely this was a couple of cameras back, so I think it was my Canon 40D and probably my Canon 300L with a 1.4 extender on it.
Inspiration
Just the contrast in light and dark as well as textures- very cool!
Editing
I try not to spend much time in front of a computer. Typically; this entails a bit of cropping (not too much) and changing it to black and white as there wasn't much color in the picture anyway. I would have bumped the contrast a bit as well.
In my camera bag
It really depends on the situation. For outdoors and wildlife these days, I have a Canon 7D Mark II and use a Canon 100-400 IS L lens. If needed, I use a tripod, but that's rare. I keep it pretty simple.
Feedback
Don't discount the simple, plain or ordinary. Isolate your subject. Consider the Rule of Thirds but don't swear by it- use your intuition!

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