Crystal Canopy in Southern Oregon

January 18, 2013

Crystal Canopy in Southern Oregon

Photographer: Don Stine
Summary Authors: Don Stine; Jim Foster

The photo above shows rime ice coating a loose stand of conifers in southern Oregon, near the town of Keno. The morning this photo was snapped fog had formed throughout the Klamath River Valley, where temperatures were well below freezing. When supercooled water droplets in fog come in contact with objects at temperatures below freezing, such as tree branches, rime ice results. These trees look like they're crusted with crystals. Photo taken on December 29, 2012.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 50D; Focal Length: 28mm; Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385.