Ottawa River Frost
July 21, 2011
As you can imagine from the photo above, it can get mighty cold along the Ottawa River. The morning this photo was taken, near the town of Mattawa in northeastern Ontario, it was so bitter cold that your hands, nose or anything else exposed would feel the bite. But the sight of such haunting beauty might be compensation for the cold. As I shivered taking this picture a strong little black-capped chickadee was chiding me for interrupting his morning. The frost seen on these trees is rime or hoarfrost, needle-like ice crystals formed by direct sublimation on objects. Photo taken January 15, 2007.
Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D70s; Focal Length: 0.0mm (35mm equivalent: 0mm); Aperture: f/0.0; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Center Weight; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Light Source: Unknown; Flash Fired: No; Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.