Frost Day Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Dennis Kraft

One day in mid-December of 2017, I drove into Twin Falls, Idaho late at night with an accompanying fog and awoke the next day to discover the countryside covered in frost. It was stunning and I spent much of the day taking photos. Here are some of the best photos of the day.

Frosted Trees and Green Fence
Frosted Trees and Green Fence
Frosted Tree 01
Frosted Tree 01
Frosted Fence Line and Tree Branches
Frosted Fence Line and Tree Branches
Frosted Tree and Weeds
Frosted Tree and Weeds
Frost and the Red Tractor
Frost and the Red Tractor
Frosted Trees in the Countryside 01
Frosted Trees in the Countryside 01
Frost and the Shed
Frost and the Shed
Frosted Grasses 01
Frosted Grasses 01
Frost On A Metal Fence
Frost On A Metal Fence
Canyon of Frost
Canyon of Frost
Frosted Sage Canyon View 01
Frosted Sage Canyon View 01
Frosty Waterfall 02
Frosty Waterfall 02


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Caption List:

Photo 1. Frosted Trees and Green Fence. On this frosty morning the green colour of the fence seems more vivid. The contrast between white and colour seems highlighted.

Photo 2. This stately coniferous tree is lightly decorated in frost crystals highlighting the contrast between the dark and light colours.

Photo 3. Frosted Fence Line and Tree Branches . Frost usually forms overnight when humid air passes through an area and becomes chilled due to below freezing temperatures. fThe water vapour usually forms fragile white crystals or dew drops.

Photo 4. Frosted Tree and Weeds. This is one of my favourite shots. The lighting, the frosting of the weeds and trees and the backlight just felt magical in a day that filled with natural delights. .

Photo 5. Frost and the Red Tractor. On frost days when the covering of ice crystals is predominant, colours seem to become more vivid. Contrast between white and colour seem highlighted. This red tractor in a world of muted white is a perfect example.

Photo 6. Days where frost coats everything are relatively rare on the prairies. The humidity tends to be fairly dry and the Rocky Mountains tend to filter out the heavy moisture. When a frost day does occur the resulting landscape is spectacular for a few hours and if one is really lucky, a full day.

Photo 7. Frost and the Shed. Types of frost include hoar frost (deposition of water vapour on surfaces), white frost, window frost on glass, advection frost caused by wind blowing over cold areas, rime when a heavy ice forms over the surface of an object.

Photo 8. Frosted Grasses dressed in slivery white crystals take on an almost fairy tale quality.

Photo 9. Frost On A Metal Fence. Black metal has a low thermal heat making it a conducive surface for frost. Frost rimming on the edges of objects usually forms against the direction of the wind.

Photo 10. Canyon of Frost . A humid air system moved into the canyon rim area during the night. The water vapour coated the cooler surfaces of the vegetation and morning light reveals a winter wonderland.

Photo 11. Frosted Sage Canyon View The top rim of the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho is decorated in silver and white frost after a humid air front moved into the area during the night. Thickness of frost can be effected by the altitude of the area, the amount of water vapour in the air, and the wind speed.

Photo 12. A waterfall along the top rim of the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho is decorated in silver and white frost while icicles have formed along the lower rim of the the canyon walls.