Well our Winter here just is not getting any better….We got a few inches of snow a few days ago and yesterday it warmed up to 40 degrees and rained all day leaving nothing but a thin coating of black ice over everything! I made this image last week and at least we are getting some really interesting ice formations along the shoreline of the lake. The water levels remain really low and I was able to get on my belly to set up the camera for this image. The constant waves and spray from the water form these great ice caps on the rocks along with some neat looking icicles. I got nice sharpness on this one from front to back and the streaky clouds add a nice natural element to this one!
On a side note my poor Lee Big Stopper must go back to Lee for possible replacement ::crosses fingers:: Over the past few months I have begun to notice a weird dark streak in my images taken with the filter. I looked it over thoroughly yesterday and sure enough there is some kind of black streak inside the glass. I have no idea how it got there as I have never dropped or scratched this filter. Some images like this one are fine but a majority are ruined..Oh well we will see what happens.
Image Data: ISO 250. 17mm. F11 @ 200 seconds. UV filter and a Lee Big Stopper.