January 2016 Image of the Month: Mosher Hill Winter Storm

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Photographed at the height of a heavy January snowstorm with howling wind, this strand of maple trees at the base of Norton Mountain near Farmington, Maine appear as ghost trees, floating above the ground.  Low temperatures and swirling snow made camera operation and mobility difficult.

Hasselblad H3D, 210mm f4 lens, ISO 50, f4.8, 1/180 sec, UV filter, manual focus, spot metering, tripod-mounted