Photography 101: Treasure

Winter Treasure.

Winter is coming.

Cold winds blow.

The mountains frosted white.

Deep in forest as the cold takes hold, icy treasures glisten.

Changing, new, from day to day on the whims of the stream.

There for the taking diamond white, jewels created of ice.

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49 thoughts on “Photography 101: Treasure

  1. I thought of using Ice for today’s theme “Glass”…but didn’t. Crystal sparkles are nature’s treasures, for sure. I shot a frozen waterfall at the Nature Center where I volunteer and had such a great time, all the while being way too hasty because I was so COLD! Patience in freezing weather is quite the challenge. I gotta say you have fortitude!

    • That’s the hardest part about winter photography, staying warm. It’s not like we’re moving around all that much while taking pictures. I’m pretty much all set for it though. It took me a few years, and no small investment, but now I’ve got the technical clothing to be out in some of the coldest weather NH has to offer and stay relatively comfortable doing it.

        • I hear you there. As I mentioned, I’ve been slowly but surely acquiring gear over the last few years. The good stuff is very expensive, but if you plan to spend a lot of time in the cold and wind it’s well worth the investment. Once bought, if properly cared for the clothing I have now will last for years.

        • I should mention, if you’re going to be photographing in the cold, but not hiking miles into the mountains, then you can get away with much cheaper outdoor clothing since you don’t need to worry as much about proper layering, It’s when it needs to be light and packable, along with water and wind proof, that’s when it starts to add up.

    • Thanks David. That is something in the water. I’m not sure how, refraction maybe, but the only time it was visible was when the water would touch the bottoms of the ice. Otherwise they were crystal clear from top to bottom.

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