Frozen Fir Trees, Utah

Frozen Fir Trees, Utah

I thought I had posted this image already but I can't find it so here it is (possibly for the second time). I'm posting this for the "Best of 2010" Photo Friday competition. It may not be the most visually striking image I've produced this year but I'm reasonably convinced that it's my favourite.

Whereas most of my images are very bold either in color or shape and contrast, this one stands out for me in its subtlety - the wonderful gradient of tones as the trees disappear into the mist and the overall muting of colour caused by the covering of frost really appeals to me. On top of this, it's also one of the sharpest images I've ever taken. You don't get the full impression at 900 pixel resolution but you can pretty much count the needles when you see it full sized.

This will be my last post for 2010 so let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who visits and views my pictures and wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Exif Information

  • ApertureValue: f/5.6
  • ShutterSpeedValue: 1/499 sec
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 200
  • ExposureProgram: Manual
  • ExposureBiasValue: 0 EV
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 70 mm
  • Model: NIKON D90
  • Make: Nikon Corporation
  • MaxApertureValue: f/2.8
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) Dave Wilson, 2010
  • MeteringMode: Center Weighted Average

Comments (4)

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  • Ken Kaminesky

    Sweet photo Dave! It reminds me why I’m on the road and not back home in the winter wonderland.

    Happy New Year!
    Ken Kaminesky┬┤s last post ..Dress Shop In SoHo- New York City

  • Jacob Lucas

    This is just a beautiful image Dave. Reminds me very much of the pacific northwest! I also will have to disagree with you about this not being visually striking… I feel frozen just looking at it! ;)
    Jacob Lucas┬┤s last post ..A Clear Winter

  • Jesse Pafundi

    A beautiful serene shot Dave

  • HoodPhoto

    Wonderful shot for your best of 2010! I hope your 2011 is equally as creative!

    Hood Photo Blog

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