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Two pictures of frost on a window- I couldn’t decide which image I liked more so I’m posting both and also adding my first poll (see below).

The first one is a closeup with automatic focus:


The second is a macro shot with manual focus:


54 responses

  1. Although I like the glassy, crystal structures in the macro shot, the fern-like elements of the close-up shot seem to capture the essence of frost a little better for me.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    • Thanks for your input, Mike! πŸ™‚ I think I agree with you.

      January 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

  2. Wow, this is stunning. The close-up could be your 2013 Christmas card – this is really beautiful. Wonderful work in capturing this photograph.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM

  3. The second, of course. It reminds me of the structure of fractals. It’s fantastic

    January 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM

  4. Beautiful shots! I love both ! ❀❀❀

    January 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM

  5. I think the background that you see in the first shot adds depth and color that makes the shot more interesting overall.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    • Thanks for your input, Janet! πŸ™‚ I appreciate it!

      January 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

  6. niki

    Both images are great but the first one is my favorite!

    January 23, 2013 at 3:02 PM

  7. These are lovely. i voted for your macro shot. I would have voted for the closeup if it had darker background toward the center of the frame.
    The closeup’s actual ice gives a dreamy quality that is wonderful.

    January 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    • Thanks so much for taking your time to vote and comment, I appreciate it! πŸ™‚ And you’re right, the closeup would’ve been better with a darker background, I should’ve waited until later in the day instead of taking it against the sun.

      January 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM

  8. Ahh, I can’t decide – they are both stunning in their own way – beautiful!

    January 23, 2013 at 4:55 PM

  9. First shot is really amazing!!! Wonderful shots!!!

    January 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

  10. I guess I voted for the more popular first one. I like the frost structure better in that one.

    January 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    • Thanks for your input, Lyle! πŸ™‚ I appreciate it!

      January 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

  11. i love these beautiful photos !

    January 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM

  12. EvaUhu

    I like the clarity of the second (the little fractals), but the first one has more of a ‘winter atmosphere’ to it. a bit darker, maybe, and it would have been perfect – but it’s great anyways. πŸ™‚

    January 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    • Thanks so much, Eva! I agree, the background should’ve been darker! Thanks for your input πŸ™‚

      January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

  13. soroilily

    Beautiful. I like the macro shot. It stands out against the background πŸ™‚

    January 23, 2013 at 8:58 PM

  14. Showers of Roses

    I believe a third choice is missing — “Both”. I like both photos. πŸ™‚ Seriously.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:32 PM

  15. So beautiful, so pure and angelic

    January 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    • Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ I appreciate your comment!

      January 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      • You are most welcome; keep on taking beautiful photographs; your work is beautiful in this category.
        God bless

        January 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

  16. I love how they are the same subject but look so different because of the way you photographed them. Awesome!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    • Thanks so much, Dolce Mela! I was a bit surprised too, they came out completely different..

      January 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

  17. I love how lacy and fern-like the first one is! I’ll trade you some fog for some of your frost? πŸ™‚

    Blessings Calee ~ Wendy

    January 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    • I love fog! It adds beauty and mystery, especially in the forest! πŸ™‚ Happy to trade, dear friend!

      January 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      • You’ve just inspired me to take some more pictures of it… πŸ™‚

        January 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM

  18. Most pro photographers went for the macro. Of course technically it is what it is- dull, dull, dull. I am being honest, Calee. The close-up is visually more appealing. I think some pros liked the 2nd one because it is manual focus and a full blown macro. Auto focus has a plus side, in my humble opinion.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    • After 30 votes, 77% has chosen #1. I guess it depends on your taste, there’s no right or wrong here. I wish #1 would’ve had a darker background and #2 more “star-like” patterns.. For almost every picture I take I have the feeling that the picture could’ve been better! Anyway, thanks Yvonne for your input, I appreciate you a lot! πŸ™‚

      January 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM

  19. Tough decision…they were both great ~ Blessings, Patty

    January 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM

  20. Wow, fantastic stuff!

    January 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

  21. Both of these are special in their own way. The colors in the first one are so intriguing, but the detail on the second one is fantastic ! Love your voting, isn’t it great to get feedback from others?

    January 26, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    • Thanks so much, Emily! The voting was fun, I might do it again πŸ™‚

      January 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

  22. Inspired and pretty

    This is so beautiful ! Frost makes wonderful photos. I really love the first one πŸ™‚

    January 26, 2013 at 1:35 AM

  23. Saw many macro shots of similar object. But the closeup is something new to me. Si this is what frost looks like (being in the tropical country, hehe) from a normal view. Thanx for sharing the beautiful images!

    January 26, 2013 at 1:46 AM

  24. These are amazing!

    January 27, 2013 at 1:52 AM

  25. Beautiful shots.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

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