Ice Crystals

The weather here has stayed cold, so I went looking for ice crystals again yesterday. I was lucky to find them on the same hike. This shot of ice-covered leaves reminds me of gingerbread cookies. Photographed on January 19, 2009.

Heart of Winter

We went hiking on Saturday, and I found some really amazing ice crystals once we got up out of the valley. Unfortunately I didn’t have my tripod with me, since this was a family outing, so I had to shoot this handheld. I didn’t watch my shutter speed carefully and ended up with a touch of motion blur. I could probably print this at 8×10, but no larger. Oh well, I still really like the composition. Photographed on January 18, 2009.