“Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to shoot frost” … or something along those lines.
Well, I looked around this morning and could I find any frost? I looked on my car, on some trees, on a patch of grass and I couldn’t find Jack (lol). So I thought I’d stretch the brief a bit. Ice is like lots of frost, yes? And Snow is like crushed ice, yes? Therefore snow = frost! I didn’t have long shooting as I had to go in to work today, but at least I got out and took some piccies. So here are some pictures with a frosty theme.
I shot them as raw, but was using a b/w preview in camera as I was going to convert them when back on the PC. When I got home though, I desaturated the colours a little and much prefer the these versions to the b/w ones, so am sticking with that.
As you can see from above, 1st thing I did was take a few shots of the area near the car. I saw the Cotswold Way sign and thought I’d have a play cropping the image so you could just read “Old Way” The results I got are below – I love the depth of field (f/2.8), but the 1st one is over exposed. The 2nd one is under-exposed, especially the post itself. 3rd shot was better, but the framing was rubbish. I needed to have crouched down a bit lower to frame the shot properly, but the passing car had gone by then and I also realised the shot wasn’t as clever as I thought it was going to be, so I moved on
I went a bit further in to the woods and found a funky branch, so I took some shots of that. I tried them at different depths of field to see what came out best – f/2.8 was too shallow and looked a bit naff, f/8 was a bit dark so I decreased the shutter speed which showed too much detail behind.
I think f/5.6 looks best and blurs out the background just enough for this “Scary Tree Monster Claw”.