Frosty Horse Tails

By: danitacahill

Nov 03 2011

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Floral, Landscape Photography, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Photojournalism

7 Comments

Aperture:f/13
Focal Length:38mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

I took this shot a couple mornings ago in the ditch in front of a neighbor’s house. If my neighbors saw me, they probably wondered what I was doing on my knees. At the end of their driveway. In the freezing cold. Taking pictures of weeds. Then again, they’ve seen me out taking photos on other frozen mornings, maybe they wouldn’t have given it another thought.

The plants are called horse tails. Oregon pioneers called them “pot scrubbers,” and used them for just that purpose.

I dinked with this picture in post processing with Photo Explosion – color and light balance, and a spotlight lens. The coloring was dull before, but now I kinda like the shot. It looks like someplace Tinkerbell the Disney faerie might want to visit. Ooh. Now that would be a photo op…

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7 comments on “Frosty Horse Tails”

  1. Nice photo!! When I read the title I thought it was going to be real horses. 😉

  2. Exactly, this photo looks magical. Very nice! 🙂

  3. […] To see what they look like after the first frost of the season with some post-processing color filters, click here. […]

  4. […] For a winter photo of horse tails after the first frost click here. […]

  5. Reblogged this on miracahills and commented:

    Frosty pastels.


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