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Here in Utah, when the winter temperature drops to single digits--or below--and a high pressure system traps fog and clouds over an area, it's call an inversion. These can last for weeks or even months.

It's pretty miserable, really. No sun, only a gray sky. The fog mixes with all the gasses our cars and houses make and turns into a smoggy soup we must walk through to get anywhere. Finally, it might snow or the winds finally come and drive the inversion away.

In this photo, the inversion has created hoar frost all over this tree. It adds to it daily, and the ice crystals can get quite large over time--I've seen some over 6 inches long.

In this case, I liked how the frosty tree contrasted with the red sandstone behind it. So even in an inversion, there are interesting things to photograph!

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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