First (and possibly the last) frost of the year


davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 00:50
It has been several years since we had a solid hoar frost in the Midlands. This year I have had to make
do with the thin coating across the roof of the car! Every frost produces a different crystal shape. Last
time it was chalices. This time it is vertical columns.

1. Chaotic columns



2. Organised, swirling columns



3. And columns of 'workers' with their heads down against the wind



4. Columns trying to bridge a crevasse



5. And rearing up into ice castles in the sky



6.



The alien nature of these shapes produces a wonderful fantasy world that needed a 50mm macro takumar
on 25mm of tube. ISO1600 and f8 permitted speeds of around 1/350th on a K3ii.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 23/01/2020 - 07:42
They are great shots David - you've managed to isolate the most interesting features of the frost particles so well. Do you use Live View or viewfinder to get your precise focus?
LennyBloke

davidwozhere

Link Posted 24/01/2020 - 01:37
Viewfinder. It would sway about everywhere with LV. It's the classic macro method of find an interesting spot and then sway towards/away from it to focus. I don't bother with the focus ring. The lens is usually almost at full extension.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Sry

Link Posted 25/01/2020 - 21:24
Great images, David, so much to see in most everything nature cares to set before us.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 25/01/2020 - 23:56
Thank you both for your kind comments.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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