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    Snake River Sunrise

    Here is another image that was taken in extreme cold weather ( -13 F). The moisture rising above the river freezes on the surfaces of trees and bushes producing a frosted look to the flora. The sun was just coming up over the mountains to the left and the back lighting on the trees and bushes caused them to glow. The light on the river was being broken up by the fog and was producing very subtle colors of a rainbow. And although one cannot see it in the photo, quiet filled the place. All I could really hear was my own breathing, my heart beat in my ears, and the crunching on the snow when I moved my feet. Click on the image to see a large version.

    Snake River Sunrise

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    Breathtaking beautiful.

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    Yes, perfect focus and exposure. And it really does look cold!

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    Magical Chuck, just magical,

    Well done,

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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Quote Originally Posted by Teton Chuck View Post
    And although one cannot see it in the photo, quiet filled the place.
    Your photo displays very nicely the kind of serenity that seems to come only with quietude. I can't think of anything not to like about your image.

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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Larger view really matches your description of what you experienced and saw.

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    Well done, Chuck! You live in a year round photographer's paradise.

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    Exactly what they said. Man Chuck your last couple landscapes are magnificent! Thanks for sharing.

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    A wonderful photo.
    P.S. Do you have a heater for your camera?

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    10 thumbs up, Chuck. Well some say I am all thumbs so this is one instance where it comes in handy. Superb image.

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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. I appreciate the time you have taken to view the photograph and write a comment.
    Bruce, I don't have a heater for my camera, but sometimes some of its functions slow down. And Paul, as for thumbs, I froze mine off.

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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Spectacular

    -13F IS cold and with a bit of wind it could easily feel like double.

    Heaters and thumbs etc - there are ways.

    One very thin fleece inner glove, a toasty disposable hand warmer in the palm, another glove on top of that. The hand warmer will give some degree of warmth to both your hands and the camera. Put it between the 2 gloves and not directly against skin. Outer gloves that have a flippable cover for the fingers is ideal. In extreme cold, another pair of hand warmers in the jacket pockets. Compared to the ones in the gloves the pockets ones can get really really toasty. The preferred gloves are ones that will stop wind and are somewhat waterproof. One good way to test wind proofing is to blow hard against the glove firmly on the mouth, not good if your breath gets through.

    Have not yet found the ideal glove but this set works ok most of the time. Will keep looking though.

    Edit : forgot to mention that the gloves should be rib-less otherwise they will be too thick for camera buttons and controls.
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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Bobo, thanks for the info on keeping the hands warm. I will give it a try. By the way, the current temperature is 35 F, 52 degrees warmer than our low a week ago. Go figure.

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    Superb winter photo. The hoar frost certainly makes it look sub-zero. Print this one LARGE! No suggestions... you really nailed it.

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    I can feel the quiet and hear the snow crunching under my feet! Wonderful capture but it does feel extremely cold!

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    Re: Snake River Sunrise

    Beautiful... The frosted trees look like this was shot in Infra Red.

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    What a beautiful picture. You are lucky indeed to live in such a beautiful place

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    Great shot!

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