Abstract - Pebbly Ice in Tree Trunk Crotch
There were remnants of a day of freezing rain everywhere I looked Sunday when I finally ventured out. A paperbark maple in front of the Conservatory, for example, had a crotch several feet off the ground that was still coated with pebble-like or alligator skin-like layer of it. The underlying colors and patterns of the trunk bark added to the appeal. The concave shape of the surface made it impossible to have all regions of the image frame in focus at the same time, unfortunately.
DP005-2015 Posted Monday January 5; processed ditto
Use of the on-camera flash was a mixed blessing in this case. It rendered details of the ice in fairly sharp detail in the areas that were in focus, but it left the predictable pin-points of white in the center of each little 'bubble' or 'pebble' of ice. Still, I liked this view better than the one I got without the flash.
Taken at Matthaei Botanical Gardens January 4, 2014
Title: Abstract - Pebbly Ice in Tree Trunk Crotch
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