Spring may be on its way, but I’m still scraping ice off my windshield far too often to fully believe it. The other day, I got to my car to discover that not only had the evening fog frozen on the glass, but it had formed some amazing patterns – I can only speculate, but it must have been the winter fairies dancing while I was at work. Of course, I whipped out my camera.
The streetlight overhead was a little too bright, but you can still see the swirls in the frost.
The back window proved to be more easily photographed. Since I didn’t have a tripod, I decided against increasing the camera’s exposure – even a little jiggle would blur the delicate frost pattern. Instead, I used the flash, which seemed to balance out the brightness of the streetlight and provide just the right amount of light:
I’m toying with the idea of modifying these images into a background for a wintery layout. But until I do, I’ll probably just continue to imagine a troupe of tiny, white-clad fairies dancing across my window in their own version of Swan Lake, leaving behind these glittery trails on the glass.
Lyn Worthen, Sr. Editor