Erie, Colorado, USA by Deb Cochrane

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Picture Story

I woke early knowing the overnight temp had been low enough to cause some frost to be on the trees. The sky was clear so I went out in search of some frost in the early morning light.

Driving down this road I saw the huge Cottonwood Trees were blanketed in white gleaming frost. For this shot I chose my wide angle lense and a low angle as I wanted to give a sense of how big this tree is as well as place it starkly against the sky. I also wanted to include the fence as a leading line, drawing the viewers eyes to the tree.

I loved the colours but when I got home and was processing my shots I experimented with a monochrome version. I wound the blue channel down until the sky was black. I loved how the tree became so striking against the dark sky.

These moments are brief, only 5 mins after I took this the breeze came up and the frost was gone within minutes.

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