Have an ice storm. Any sort of weather event like that brightens up a photographer’s day! In my case, it really was an ice storm and conditions on the day after were perfect for venturing out. It was short but intense precipitation and then cold enough so everything stayed the same, yet you weren’t in danger of frostbite and could safely take your camera out.
The obvious photos are those of the damage and I did take a couple of those:
But I really wanted to capture the ice glistening in the sunshine. However, it was soooo much ice that some pictures turned into collages rather than landscapes!
So, then I concentrated on isolating bits that would show the ice:
And I found a couple of places for nice landscapes:
But I was extra lucky that I could walk down into this little valley behind the barn and snapped these babies up:
Don’t forget to change your point of view – even if the ice is cracking under you and you’re not sure how old those coyote prints you just saw are