Photos of frost … I blame Minor White

I’ve been taking pictures of frost lately. I’m pretty sure that it has something to do with  photographer Minor White. He had a well-known and nifty image of frost, and that inspired me.

Plus, when you live in Fargo, there’s a lot of frost around for several months of the year, and, being from The South, I may find it to be a bit more novel than those raised around so much of it.

Frost is actually very cool stuff if you pay attention to it. It’s like beautiful mathematics. I especially like the curly-fern frost. It sometimes reminds me of the intricate designs on the backs of playing cards.

Here are some examples of my own frost photos. I’m not done yet. I still feel drawn to it, and I don’t think that I’ve really nailed the tiny detail like I want. If you enjoy these pics, you can see more of my pics here.

So here we go: The image below looks like an evening shot, but I actually snagged it from one of our windows in the morning. The gunk on the window is the frost. It might have been cool to have the frost and the other stuff all in focus, but I’m not sure it’s possible in a single exposure. There’s a lot of distance between a window and the moon.

I snagged this from the second story of my house (well, it’s a half story, but that’s not important). I really like some of the details here. There’s so many interesting little shapes, including those nifty curves. Still, I want to get deeper into those tiny details!

I took the image below in my garage. (Forest Gump voice) And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

It was bright outside and the sky was blue the day I took this. The sun made the sheet of frost on the window in The Forum library shine with little flecks of color. It looks like a snow-covered mountain to me. Thanks for checking out my pics!

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