icetreesWinter weather has been hard to come by the last couple years, but we’ve had a few meager spurts of the cold stuff here and there this year. Yesterday Joplin managed to get a coating of ice, sprinkled with a bit of snow. Today while driving home from the lake, we enjoyed many interesting ice coated views of the Ozarks. I opted to wait until I got home to take any photos, although I probably should have taken at least a couple between here and there of the rolling tree covered terrain covered in ice.

Here is yet another driveway shot. It seems like I’ve taken about 10,000 photos from almost this exact angle, yet I keep coming up with different images. I think this may be one of my favorites so far!

This image is a slight deviation from my typical vibrant, high contrast style, but I think it suits the image. I would like to come up with a reason to make a large print of this image because the detail in all the ice covered branches and twigs is quite fascinating when I zoom in on the image. I’d like to see what it would look like printed large.

I also took an alternate view, horizontal, that included a barn across the street. I liked the added barn element, but ultimately decided I like the vertical one better overall.

Here are the specs on the photography:
1/320 sec @ f/9
85mm, ISO 160
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4L