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Entries in Winter (2)


Lingering Winter

It's almost May and winter still rules the land in Wisconsin.  But it does provide some photographic opportunities.  The warm (ish) to cold cycle turns melting snow into blocks of ice.  Elvis recently obtained a macro lens for the first time in his life and it has proven to be a fun tool.  Lots of otherwise mundane objects look interesting when viewed magnified.  Here's an elm leaf emerging from a block of ice;

Nikon D3s with Nikon 105 VR Macro lens

Note the detail in the veins of the leaf.


Winter's Icy Grip Frozen in Time

On the shores of Lake Michigan the waves crash into a break wall.  The spray is caught by the wind.  100 yards downwind the spray settles onto small branches.  Misty drop by misty drop it freezes on the branch.  Then onto itself.  Months of this accumulation results in photographic opportunites like this;

Nikon D3s with Nikon 105 AFS VR lens (1/1250 at F/8, ISO 200)