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Morning photo: Frost City, USA

The heart of winter

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Even a dead tree can become a thing of beauty in the right light, covered with frost.

FRISCO — I had a chance to try out the Olloclip lens for my iPhone camera the past few weeks. I was especially interested in the macro attachment, and after playing around with it for a while, finally figured out how to optimize the shots. If you haven’t heard of it, the Olloclip is a three-way (wide-angle, macro and fisheye) lens that simply slips over the corner of your iPhone. It retails for about $70 and adds some versatility to your repertoire. I still haven’t figured out all the tricks, but I can say that, for a pocket-sized attachment, it offers some fun features. It’s never going to be quite as sharp as a true all-out DSLR macro lens, but as the photo below shows, it does the job for casual snapshots. Now, to explore a telephone lens for the iPhone. All the photos in this set are by iPhone.

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Testing out the iPhone Olloclip macro lens on a sliver of frost growing on a dead blade of grass along the banks of Tenmile Creek in Frisco, Colorado.

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Frost crystals growing on an icicle along Tenmile Creek in Frisco.

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Fresh snow along the Snake River, near Keystone, Colorado.

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Frost, steam, sun …

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A veritable garden of frost crystals on the surface of Tenmile Creek.

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Hello, sun!

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Beaver pond sunrise.

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