“Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.”
― Michael Shermer
More precisely, the frozen edge of a local creek.
There is something special to me about ‘nature art’, the wonderful, visual creations formed by natural processes, like the patterns formed in the ice made by water freezing and retreating. Funny, as a child, I used to look for these and break them; it was fun to watch the fragile shell crack beneath winter boots in the school yard. Now, I find myself photographing them, admiring these wondrous creations.
Winter photography can also pose its challenges. In particular, the local trails have all iced up, making them treacherous, not only for me but for the equipment I take with me on the trails. A bad tumble could be costly. This year I got smart and bought myself ice cleats which has made a night and day difference getting around and I wonder why I had not done this in prior years?
So, despite the cold weather and lack of new snow, I’ll be heading out for a few short lunchtime hikes to take in the wonder nature has to show me.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 135 mm
1/13 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100