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“Falling” (Ice Crystals on Window) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/4, 1/250s, -0.3EV, ISO 640, Nik Color Efex Pro ‘Bicolor 2’ Filter

What do you do when the outside temperature is 9 degrees F with a windchill factor of -4 degrees F? (Yikes, now that’s cold!)

Well, what I do (still dressed in my striped pajamas, I might add 😉 ) is start shooting the ice crystals that have formed on the window panes. 

The trick to successfully capturing that feeling of utter cold is to change your camera’s white balance setting to incandescent (this will add a blue hue to the entire image). In post, I pushed the frosty mood further with the addition of a cool-toned bi-color filter. 

Brrrrrr… if you need me, I’ll be tucked under the warm covers! 🙂

"Cold as Ice" (Ice Crystals on Window) Nikon D300, 70mm, F/8, 1/200s, ISO 400

White Balance, that is.

It is so cold outside that sheets of ice crystals are forming on our windows! 

The patterns are pretty darn cool, especially when backlit by the sun, however, when photographed using Auto or even a Daylight white balance setting, all sense of  coolness is completely lost.

Hmmmm, what to do?

No worries grasshopper… this one is easy. 🙂  

Switch to Incandescent white balance and boom!

Instant feeling of brrrrrr.

Woke up to the first hard frost of the season and eveything looked like it had been coated with white sugar. Sweet!

"Sugar Coated" (Cranesbill 'Rozanne' aka Hardy Geranium) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G macro, Manual Mode, F/10, 1/160s, ISO 640, Built-in Front Curtain Flash, -1.0EV

A dip below freezing temps didn’t seem to bother the cranesbill blooms one bit. Not too surprising… they don’t call these ‘Hardy Geraniums’ for nothing!

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