I've been experimenting with different ways of photographing icicles. To produce this result I did nothing more than turn on the outside entry lights at our front door and illuminate some icicles that had formed just a little to one side of those lights. This was just at dusk, when there was still some background light. I was shooting 'outward' from the porch, i.e. the illumination was coming from behind me. The glow you see in the icicles hasn't been Photoshopped in; nor did I selectively brighten the icicles and darken the background. What you see here is pretty much what I saw with my naked eye.
DP038-2013. Posted February 7; processed February 6.
Ann Arbor, February 4, 2013 - arctangent's Photos
I'm hoping to use this gallery to challenge myself to learn something every day about seeing the world, photographing it, expressing myself through photos, and enjoying the works of other photographers. It will test my self-discipline. I won't even pretend that I'll take a picture every single day, but I will try to process one each day. Critiques are welcomed, and even encouraged. If you make a suggestion for altering one of my posts, to this or any other gallery, and I can act on it (short of retaking the shot), I'll try to respond and post the altered versions in a new 'Take Your Pick' gallery here: http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Photography/Take-Your-Pick/27975689_qs5bJs