This is my second photo of the effects of a huge ice storm that struck our area just before Christmas. Under the weight of the rain that froze on contact, huge trees collapsed onto houses, roadways, cars and power lines. It took crews working twenty-four hours a day almost two weeks to restore power to all homes and to clear roadways. Set against the magnitude of the damage and disruption of this storm are delicate scenes of ice formations on single buds and branches.
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Royaldevon (42421) 2014-01-15 13:11
The storm sounds horrendous!
I witnessed an ice tsunami on tv, which destroyed a lot of houses on the edge of a Canadian lake!
As a contrast, your photograph shows the beauty of ice. The twigs and their buds, sharply focussed in this narrow dof, are imprisoned in a cocoon of ice .
I think the reducing sharpness on these twigs, set almost on a diagonal across the frame, makes a most interesting and well composed shot.
It's quite beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this,
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-15 14:29
hello William. poor blossoms look frozen to death, or maybe life flourishes within, after the storm is gone. crisp focus and effective depth of field.