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Pictures for Pam, Day 84: HFF: Frosty Barbed Wire Fencing

Pictures for Pam, Day 84: HFF: Frosty Barbed Wire Fencing
(+2 insets!)

Oh my, it’s really cooling down around here! I stepped out to a thermometer which read 29 degrees—wow! But paired with the freezing weather, the world was gleaming with brilliant sunshine this morning. My poor toes did NOT appreciate me crunching up and down our road today, but that’s what heaters are for afterwards! :)

On my first trip down to the gate I couldn’t help checking in on the sporophyte villages that live at the tops of each of the brick posts which hold our gate. Clumps of moss are scattered here and there on the tops and sides of the bricks and most clumps have many cool sporophytes to see. In fact, some of my finest sporophyte images come from the villagers who live here so I love peeking at them from time to time to say hello and see how they are doing.

Staring nose-close, I found a marvelous frost formation next to a pair of aged sporophytes and pulled back, my internal arguments flaring. “It’s too cold!” “That’s a special sight, it needs to be photographed!” “My fingers will freeze!” *rumblings from my toes below* “Hey, what about us? We’re already frozen!” “When will I see a frost formation like that again?” Silence in my mind and then, “Yeah, it’s true. We need to take a picture of that.”

At the top of the hill I saw that the fog cloaking the Table Rocks was especially beautiful, with a sheen of gold lighting up the fog and warming the valley’s sides. I couldn’t resist marching to the top of the hill for a few phone snaps before getting my camera and making my way back down to the gate.

After many photos of the “frost bush” next to the sporophytes, I glanced down into the weeds next to the gate. There was a coil of old, rusty barbed wire fencing that had been sitting abandoned, since long before we moved here. I’d been meaning to try for some frost pictures and as I was right there, I took the opportunity to photograph that too.

Not long after, the painful bite from the merciless cold forced me to stop and I trudged back to the house to return my camera and continue for a few more laps of exercise.

I was really happy to discover that I got a nice picture of the “frost bush” and also some really neat barbed wire pictures too. This being the day that I put up a picture for Happy Fence Friday, it was excellent timing for posting an image that I took today! (You can see insets of the frost “bush” and also an atmospheric picture of our fence and mail box I got a couple of days ago.)

Pam, do you guys hate barbed wire as much as we do? When we got here there was barbed wire strung up everywhere. It’s taken me a long time but I’ve got it all removed. Every once in a while, though, I’ll find stray strands here and there or an abandoned coil. It’s awful. The only thing I like about barbed wire is the cool pictures it can produce. Meh! I hope you are having a nice day! *HUGZZZZ!*

Explored on 2/1/19, highest placement, #1.

E. Adam Galehr, AD AD, Loule, Colette NoËl and 89 other people have particularly liked this photo

63 comments - The latest ones
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Thank you from Pam, Janet.
HFF to you.
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club

20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exquisite series!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What stunning photographs Janet. I especially love the first PIP. The frost on the plant is amazing. The view of your drive is fantastic - you really do live in an amazing place. I don't like barbed wire neither, it's so dangerous if you happen to be against it. I know it's good for keeping animals in the fields etc, but hey does it have to be so sharp?
20 months ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Yep, the barbed wire was one of the first things to go when we bought this place. Nasty stuff.
20 months ago.
Esther club
Wonderful. I did not recognize this at first. It is beautiful with the frost.
20 months ago.
uwschu club
HFF Janet :-)
20 months ago.
LotharW club
I really look at these fence tips, how cold it is for them and the PiPs are wonderful too! HFF
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
super macro janet !!
20 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
That is not cold! >D

Here the last Monday's 5℉= -15℃ compared to today's 20℉= -7℃ feels quite warm and comfy =)
20 months ago.
 L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall club
HFF !! ...

... there are probably engineering scientists who specialize in how to most efficiently coil and twist and manufacture barbed wire; it is actually pretty interesting to examine minutely ... where I grew up, in Appalachia, (only we didn't know it then, until President Johnson's guys told us), we called it bob-wire ... nonetheless, frost the tips and you have made an artform of it ...

... the frost crystals in the first PiP are marvelous; and so is your presentation thereof ...

... temperature report for piedmont Central Maryland: last night "0" F (-18C) ...
tonight 8F (-13C)
I am burning well-dried oak in both my woodstoves, and I have made an artform out of that ...
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
Great detail ... HFF!
20 months ago.
polytropos club
This is an excellent input to this topic!
It's Cool? – Be happy that you don't live in Chicago! I've seen in the news that they use to have around -13°F (-25°C) now! :-)

20 months ago.
LutzP club
...excellent macro, Janet and wonderful second PIP
20 months ago.
Mecklenburg-Foto club
HFF in neuer Deutung als Happy Frost Foto! Sehr schön, auch der Text dazu!
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Like the textures and details.
HFF and a nice weekend.
20 months ago.
Gudrun club
All 3 photos are fabulous, cold and clear weather makes for the most beautiful frost shapes! HFF, Janet!
20 months ago.
Annemarie club
great close up and wonderful image
20 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende opname,s Janet. HFF voor jou.
leuk detail vind ik de prikkeldraad,die een vinger opsteekt.........lol
Bedankt ook voor de leuke beschrijving............Frans.
20 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Beautiful rust. Great textures and frosty details!
Have a nice weekend, Janet! HFF!
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Rust is always exciting ! Another fine macro, Janet !
20 months ago.
Zulma club
Rusty rust, PiPs and my cold day, a worthy combo to come see your post!! What a beautiful series my dear Pod Sister. The rusty barbed wire always make me think of my hand, when I try to make a fist, but my fingers feel rusty for the arthritic thing that got to it...rusty fingers. I made a screen shot of your image, I feel very close to it for depicting my daily struggles, very real indeed...and I love it.

HFF Janet. A huge hug to you.
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
excellent macro very well framed in black !!!
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
superb PiPs too, HFF & HWE !
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo d'hiver avec notes. Nicole.
20 months ago.
Biobauer club
Super HFF
20 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fine rusty impression. HFF, enjoy your weekend, Janet !
20 months ago.
Angelofruhr club
Nice capture!
HFF and a beautiful weekend!
20 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Lovely collection of pictures Janet. The closeup of the barbed wire is really quite something!

HFF and a great weekend, Doug
20 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Particularly like the main image but all are really excellent Janet.
another lovely series and great narrative.
HFF and a good weekend.
20 months ago.
Matt club
Amazing HFF capture with a nice color contrast. Excellent macro work!
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
HFF, Janet! The hoarfrost looks like crystals. Beautiful!
20 months ago.
micritter club
Perfect macros as usual. The ice crystals in the inset are amazing.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
HFF Janet, have a nice weekend.
20 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
HFF Janet a pic that fits in so well with our current weather!
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Ooooh, beautiful rust with a dusting of frost! Sharp (no pun intended) and detailed as I've come to expect.

PiP No1..........I wish I could give that a star! I love the gorgeous detail you captured in the snowflake.

PiP No2..........is my fave HFF shot of the week. The light is just stunning and I love the colour palette.

HFF Janet..............have a splendid weekend :-)
20 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet

Very nice picture!

Superb photography skills to produce this image. I am impressed!!

I like this very much!!

Best Wishes, HFF, and a good weekend
20 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Awesome frost fingers of the barbed wire! HFF, Janet!
20 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Prachtig,,,,ook de EErste Pip Janet HFF En Mooi Weekeinde
20 months ago.
cammino club
Fantastic macros!!! HFF, Janet!
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
L'hiver et ses merveilles... un gros plan fantastique juste givré (merci la macro) mais ce que j'aime plus que tout c'est ce petit monde miniature de glace sur le 1er PiP que tu as si bien capturé Janet, c'est splendide, bravo !++++++++++
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Magnifique grOs plan
de très haute qualité photographique,
de belle composition et de belle présentation..
bravO Janet
bonne fin de semaine
20 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
HFF and a very nice weekend !!!
20 months ago.
Ecobird club
I love your frosty fence. The frosty crystals edging the rusty wire and the dark background make a great image. Excellent PiPs too. HFF and have a good weekend
20 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Your excursion into the cold was worth it for this great capture, HFF and a nice weekend Janet
20 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
Frost & Rust! Great combo.
20 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
20 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A good take on this theme, Janet!
A belated HFF to you!
20 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Heya Janet...this is the closesd close up of a barbed wire fence I´ve ever seen!
a wonderful photo with wonderful PiPs...I hope you´ll stand the cold and everything it causes..HFF and warm wishes for this weekend!
20 months ago.
tiabunna club
Somewhat belated HFF, Janet. A great macro of the frosty barb, also your other frosty PiP, with the landscape, fence and letterboxes making a great set.
20 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
... like a finger pointing upwards - rusty and frosty :-))
20 months ago.
trester88 club
Einen verspäteten HFF, Janet.
Der rostige Stacheldraht und die Eiskristalle sind eine gute Kombination in diesem fantastischen Makro. Auch die PiPs sind ausgezeichnet. Der Stacheldraht ist ganz schön frech! Sehe ich da einen gehobenen Mittelfinger? ;-)
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful macro shot!
Well, first I saw a rusty hand with one finger up.... ;-)
Belated HFF!
20 months ago.
Leon_Vienna club
This rusty bit works wonderful in front of that black nothing behind - and not talking about the hoarfrost cristals. Great photo.
And the thematic message? At least to me: cold, dark, possibly painful, created with a certain kind of effort.
A late HFF.
20 months ago.
RHH club
Wonderful. Have some similar that I'll be posting. Saw this several times in Explore at #1 (just noticed it's at #1 again now), and that was well deserved, but I really like the moss and ice photo better. Sorry! All the shots are excellent and remind me of the kind of weather we've been having.

Thanks for the additional sous vide info. We're ordering some of the stuff from the big woman warrior company and will keep you informed as to how it works.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
Magnifique ! :-)
20 months ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Beautifully photographed Janet. I love this. I have a scar on my inner knee from climbing on a wall with barbed wire atop. I was only a child but I member it ever time I glance at the scar. It does make a good subject though
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
It looks great!! I love the tiny shoots with the wonderful frost decoration the most. It is absolutely gorgeous!!
20 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
Superbes détails ! Et un bout de fil barbelé devient une oeuvre d'art...
20 months ago.
MichèleM club
Magnifique, texture, détails...
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
a masterpiece again!!!!
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Frost makes everything look beautiful Janet :) The first PiP with new life shooting through the snow flake is truly beautiful! Your 2nd PiP is so atmospheric and I love the colour tones!!
20 months ago.
 Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl club
Great picture ! ! !
20 months ago.

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