It was our first real snow of the season and I was out wondering the countryside. I drove past this pond a few times trying to visualize a composition, from the warmth of my car of course. Not seeing anything, I finally convinced myself to take a little hike and explore the area on foot. Upon reaching the waters edge, I discovered these cool patterns in the exposed ice in an otherwise snow covered scene. Good reminder that it often pays to get a bit uncomfortable and explore the area beyond the view from the driver’s seat.
Growing up, I drove past this well kept dairy farm nearly every day. Since getting into photography, I thought this place would make for a good photograph under the right conditions. A fresh blanket of snow seems to be just what the scene needed.
An ice storm rains on fall’s parade, competing for the attention.