Several people asked to see the original of yesterday’s last image which I’d said I cropped heavily, something I don’t normally do. Here it is:
I made this image practically standing on my head along side a little stream, careful not to take a dunking. The ice itself is lovely, clear and full of contours, and the refracted colors of the sky and the leaf. What a remarkable way to see the surroundings! It was these elements that caused me to think I’d like to get closer.
Given that actually getting closer would have been impossible—or at least quite challenging—at the site with a tripod and close up lens, enlarging and cropping the original in LightRoom was the next best thing. I’m now inspired, at some point soon, to dress in ice cleats and waterproof books and actually get closer to more ice to see what I see. For now, this enlarged and cropped “lens” will have to do.
Now…to just enjoy getting lost in this icy lens!