"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set yourself on a higher one." Jessica Savitch
While we haven't gotten as much snow as those areas of Iowa that surround us, last week we did get a nice 6 inches of fluffy white stuff that made for some nice opportunities. This particular blog image is from the lakes edge at Mini-Wakan State Park that is on the north edge of Spirit Lake.
I had been waiting for an opportunity to photograph the interesting colors of the ice slabes that develop with the expanding and pushing of the ice that covers this great lake. As this particular tree has been one of my favorite subjects I decided to head here first to see if there would be snow covered rocks to go along with my hope to work the ice into the composition.
The ambient light was bright enough to give help with detail and form and yet soft enough that harsh contrast wasn't a problem and I think the color of the ice was much more stiking. This was shot with my Canon 5D II and then processed through Photoshop CS5 followed by some work in NIK Viveza software.
For those of you that are avid photographers it's always good to remember to revisit your photographic haunts on a regular basis. Lighting, seasons and weather can always give one new opportunities for success.
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