Winter Triple Threat

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Another view of the country property I shot recently and by triple threat I meant within the image there is snow,ice and even hoarfrost on the trees. The hoar-frost can happen on bitter cold nights were wind is non-existent and the right combination of moisture in the air along with cold forms a sort of frost effect on trees and other objects. For anyone making mental notes on improving your own photos I want to point out that choosing the right angle or vantage point can make or break a shot.In this image I lowered my tripod till the icicles on the split rail fence were exactly against the dark pond area,and being lazy and just snapping a quick shot would have put them against the white snow and you never would have seen them.The funny thing on this shot is the icicles were only on this one rail and the fence was a couple hundred yards long.

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