Here is an example of why, despite my dislike of and discomfort in cold weather, I go out with my camera in winter. The dark background is natural…a beaver pond in Cadwell Memorial Forest, Pelham. I made a few images on this day with hoar frost everywhere I looked.
Hoar-frosted Twig at 4°F on 1/15/12.
To get this image I had to kneel over my splayed tripod and, despite wearing thermals and flannel-lined jeans, enough heat transferred through my clothing to cause the fabric to stick to the ice. The ice was pretty thick in most spots, but I did have to cross a few where it was thin. I really appreciated my NEOS Overshoes.
I made another a few days earlier in similar conditions including this one with an algae influenced background that appeared here back in 2012.
It has been somewhat uncommonly cold lately, but we should see warmer weather over the weekend. It will be a little while before intimate little frosty compositions such as these are available again.