Yesterday (New Year’s Eve day) is was over 50 degrees F in Northern Illinois. Off and on rain – it was so warm that the remaining patches of snow were sublimating, creating fog banks wherever any snow was left. Realizing this, I drove to Johnson Mound Forest Preserve, where I thought there would be a lot of snow left on the ground – there was – and fog – there was. I was the only person there, and got quite a few great shots, including the above. This is a black and white conversion from a digital negative — it would have been perfect conditions to use my new (old) Speed Graphic with 4×5 film. I should have that camera up and running within a week; I expect my film to arrive on Monday and some film backs I ordered from eBay should be here by the end of the week. By the way, sublimation is the conversion between the solid and the gaseous phases of matter, with no intermediate liquid stage. In this case, sublimation is the process of snow and ice changing into water vapor in the air without first melting into water. It was back to winter today, high of 19 with a windchill close to zero!!
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