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A Frosty Morning

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 by

On a recent frosty morning, I headed down the highway on my way to Bismarck, ND.  Now, for those of you who are not from ND, Bismarck is the capital and lies 75 miles southeast of my town, Beulah.  We had been having some foggy evenings and that makes for wonderful frosty mornings around here.  As I set off, I had in mind to find a great place with perhaps a hay bale, some fenceline, etc.  Well, I found just the place and here is the result of that morning!

I have always found snow photos quite hard to get the color right.  Either the snow looks too blue or it is too bright.  I shot in Camera RAW so I had the best opportunity to process and get just the right colors.  My photos actually came out quite good SOOC (straight out of the camera) but had a tinge of blue.  So I was able to adjust that with the temperature slider of the basic panel in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW).  I also adjusted the blacks in all these photos as well as contrast to get a really good snow color.  I hope you like the results.  Please comment and let me know!

We have now been in Beulah for 18 years and this mountain girl (from Colorado originally) is really, finally liking the prairie!

These photos are available for purchase in many different sizes at my SmugMug store!  If you are not familiar with SmugMug, take a drive through my entire store by clicking on the galleries tab in the menu.  Rest assured that my watermark will not show up on your final print!  There may be more than one page of thumbnails so look for the page navigation right above the thumbnails.



  1. Great pics! It’s a bit of a cliché, but coming from Austria, I love snow. The 1st and 7th are my favorite 🙂

    • Thanks so much Daniela! I appreciate you visiting my blog. I love snow too…but there are times when we have just TOO much here in ND! LOL

  2. Just lovely, the more I look at them the more details I see that I love.

    • Thank you Jackie! We have to get together soon. When would be a good time?

      • How woould Friday or early next week work?

        • Either Friday or early next week would work for me. I do have something Friday evening but if we meet in the morning, that would work. What time?

          • Let’s try for next week and can I call you on Monday?

          • That sounds awesome, Jackie! I will look forward to hearing from you!

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