I made special arrangements to go out and capture the magnificent hoar frost that had appeared over night. I think a hoar frost looks more picturesque than fresh snow but they do not occur very often. I was travelling to a known Wood about 25miles from home. Very near to the wood you need to cross over the River Severn. When I looked out over the river it was obvious the Wood could wait for another day…..
Using a Polariser I have increased the contrast in the scene whilst I had to use Lee Graduated Neutral Density Filters to even the exposure between the foreground and the sky.
The temperature was a freezing -5deg C and my fingers were numb (again!). What you can not see in the photograph is that I am standing on a narrow path on the main Severn bridge in this area with heavy traffic whizzing by behind! Not nice I can tell you…..still it was worth it in the end.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 16-35 f4 VR @ 28mm
Exposure: 1/4 sec @ f16, ISO 200
Filters: Lee ND Grads & B&W Circular Polariser
River Severn, near Shrewsbury, England