Saturday, January 07, 2006

Frosted Fingers

Frosted Fingers, Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH, January 2006, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 3/2500 sec @ f4.5, ISO 50, no flash © Steven Crisp

Sometimes it is hard for the camera to capture the moment. But in this case, I think it did alright. This is an unaltered (except for some cropping) photo. No color enhancement has been applied. Yes, the sky really was cobalt-blue, and this was at high noon today.

It was one of those rare winter days, when the closer we got to the summit, the warmer we got, and the deeper and richer our surroundings became. As we increased in elevation, tree branches went from bare, through lightly dusted, until they were caked with frosting at the top. And the sky went from clear blue, though azure, until it reached a cobalt blue directly above. I cannot remember another day like this.

It was one of those days when I just continue my trek up the mountain with my jaw dragging along the trail. Simply amazing. What an incredible experience.

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