Sunday, December 11, 2005

Frostscape

A narrow spit of land jutting out from the eastern shore of Wisconsin, the Door County peninsula separates the frigid winter waters of Lake Michigan from the slightly warmer waters of Green Bay. This combination makes for quite a few foggy evenings during the winter. The fog freezes overnight, creating thick layers of frost.

This is a photograph of what I saw one morning from the upstairs bedroom of a home we had rented for a few days last winter. What struck me most about this scene was the Currier & Ives quality of the landscape. I suppose all that is missing is the children in 19th-century garb pulling each other along on their sleds.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Otto K. said...

What a beautiful scene. It does have a feeling of another time.

Jem said...

Another stunning shot James - what post processing was involved with this one?

James said...

Jem,
There was surprisingly little post processing needed on this one ... it was shot with a graduated neutral density filter to begin with (two stops) to darken the sky and background trees. Just a little bit of tone shifting to warm things up a bit, and played with the contrast some.

James said...

Oh, yes ... I also used an 81B warming filter.