Joys in the Attic


Due to having injured my back pushing my car out of a frozen divot, I have not been out shooting much lately.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t find something to do, which includes checking my attic windows for frost patterns.  Every year the patterns are a bit different and I enjoy exploring, capturing and tweaking the best of them.
My back is finally improving and soon I expect to be outdoors searching for new winter compositions.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec.  Processed through Adobe Lightroom and Siver Efex Pro 2.  Watermark created in and added via Photoshop.


The Little Things


When the sunrise doesn’t rise to the occasion, it’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration.  On this day, it was the frost on the rocks.  I plan to work on the technique to increase the depth of focus.

Canon 5D MkIV, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/7.1, 0.3 sec.

Frosty Reminder

I’ve been revisiting my past photography lately in preparation of becoming a full time contributor to Monochromia beginning next year.  This has kept me busy and has caused me to neglect my blog in the process.  It’s also the time of transition in northern Minnesota.  Nature is trying to decide whether we are in winter or still keeping a toehold in fall.  This state of confusion makes it somewhat difficult for me to figure out what I want to shoot at the moment.  So, instead of worrying about that, I’ll just share a few of the images from my past projects while I compile images for Monochromia.


Window Frost
Canon 7D, ISO 100, 60mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec.

Can I Blame Climate Change?

I had hoped to post my follow-up to Lessons Learned yesterday, but as often happens, life had other plans for me.  Not that the outcome would have been any different, yesterday and today were warmer than the day I shot the original images, which meant that the frost did not form in quite the same way.  However, the weekend promises to be much colder so I may get a second chance to reshoot the frost.