“Silence can always be broken by the sound
Of footsteps walking over frozen ground
In winter when the melancholy trees
Stand abject and let their branches freeze ”
― Merrill Moore
So typical of the past week, this cedar bough, coated with a glass-like film of ice, the result of an evening of freezing rain and a gradual morning thaw.
What drew me to this composition was the warm morning light and delicate structure of the cedar leaves, slightly magnified by the lens of clear ice. Such a common tree around here, yet spectacularly beautiful up close.
I also noticed that my camera settings were ‘unusual’, having done some low light indoor photography on the weekend and neglecting to reset them. yet, it all worked out. Lesson learned and a reminder to me to always check my settings before I venture out.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/800 sec, f/14.0, ISO 800