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MAGIC WINTER LANDSCAPES: HOW TO TURN A DIAMOND DUST INTO SUNNY PILLARS

The Japanese island of Hokkaido in winter colors is a treasury of objects for photography. Even if you wanted to shoot exclusively winter landscapes, your choice includes a number of mystical, but extremely impressive phenomena that occur only in conditions of extreme cold. These include solar poles. Landscape photographer Toshiki Nakanishi shared some tips for shooting them using examples taken in the Hokkaido region of Bi-Furano. (Toshiki Nakanishi, Digital Camera Magazine.)

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EOS 5D Mark IV / EF100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM / FL: 188 mm / AE with aperture priority (f / 11, 1/125 sec, EV ± 0) / ISO 100 / WB: daylight; Taken on January 13, 8:00

In this image, it was very important to ensure that sunlight reached the trees in the foreground so that the frost on them was reflected as sparkling white.

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