Hoar frost - 201101

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Pennington Geis on January 4, 2011

Wow! I've never seen hoar frost -- beautiful!!!

Larry Workman QIN on January 4, 2011

Thank you Penny! It can occur when it is below freezing and there is a high humidity or fog. This area only receives about 10-15 minutes of sunshine a day, so it does not have a chance to melt the delicate crystals. That allows them to grow larger each day as long as it stays below freezing.

wx on January 5, 2011

Huge frost crystals indeed! Thanks for the explanation Larry.

Swissmay B&W on January 8, 2011

...and every crystal looks different! Thank you for this photo, Larry, it looks great! My warmest regards, May

Tomas K☼h☼ut on January 9, 2011

Wow, that's thick! No problems with wires or trees under such a cover?


Pennington Geis on January 13, 2011

So you caught the pristine hoar frost AND a rare moment of sunshine! Using your hand is a great way to add scale and contrast.

Happy New Year -- here's to the light!

Larry Workman QIN on January 15, 2011

Thank you wx, May, Tom and Penny!

Tom, these are very fragile and nothing like an ice storm which can create problems.

Warm regards, Larry.

ai savery on January 16, 2011

Amazing, Larry - I've only seen it about 1/2"! Can only repeat - 'WOW' -alicia

Larry Workman QIN on January 23, 2011

Thanks Alicia!

Thanks Gerry: Soft rime is similar to hoar frost, but most rimes are hard and not fragile like hoar frost.

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  • Uploaded on January 3, 2011
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    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 95.00mm
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