30 Nov 18 Hard to believe that in another 21 mailings another year will have completed. But if for no other reason the weather should be telling us it is so. After I sent the B&W image last night I started thinking about how I could get those trees the way I wanted them. Fell asleep thinking about it and when I awoke I had an idea, so I before anything else got accomplished today I had to try it out. Voila, it worked. Today we are looking at the entrance to our small church a couple Sunday's back. There is a divot in the center of the pad in front of the main door which collects water every time it rains, and, as you might expect, on the really cold wet mornings it turns to ice. Kind of a nasty way to be greeted for church so I get there sufficiently early to sweep away the water, or, in the case of ice, melt it first and then sweep it. Generally it is mostly just a chore, but on those mornings in the fall it can present you with some delightful photographic opportunities, such as it did this particular morning. The combination of leaves, ice crystals, and ice textures made for a nice composition. Took all my shots, tossed the salt, set up for Sunday School, and then swept away the melt. Kinda like washing the chalk board for those of you old enough to know what a chalk board was.
Other than a bit of cropping, this is what the camera recorded. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/80 sec @ f / 9.