2007 Ice Storm
In December of 2007 Oklahoma was hit by a major
ice storm. With power out there's little to do besides keeping the
wood stove stoked up. But the camera had a fully charged battery and
there were some nice shooting opportunities. Many shot images of
downed power lines and broken trees but I was after something a bit more
artistic and ventured no further than my own yard for these shots.
These images were all shot from December 10th through the 12th with a Canon
200mm f/2.8 L lens on the Canon 20D.
I shot in both
daylight and at night for this shoot and usually at f/2.8 to keep the depth
of focus to a minimum. The day shots were all done during cloudy
conditions and with ice in the dead of winter, the colors are quite muted.
So I processed these both as color shots and as monochrome. Personally
I prefer the monochrome version of most of these as monochrome tends to lend
itself more to the icy subject of these shots. But both versions are here and I hope you enjoy them.
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