this image was not altered in any way. these prairie grasses sticking up out of the snow were furry with hoar frost. i had turned up the exposure on my camera so the snow would register as bright white, and then i shot mostly blind because the viewfinder had fogged up. i love the suggestiveness and mystery of results so much i may even print this image to see how it works as a piece of abstract art.
prairie grasses with morning hoar frost