The image to the right was taken where we normally go sailing each summer. It is fun to take a drive up to the lake at other times of the year to see the differences in the seasons. The lake freezes over each winter which is interesting to see by itself.
I like to search out details that may not been seen unless you are specifically looking. The image to the right shows one of these details; a leaf frozen in the ice.
What I found interesting in this is how the leaf, being a different and darker color than the ice absorbed the sun’s heat, and over time, melted the ice surrounding it. This is solar power on a small scale, but solar power nonetheless.
I also framed the shot so that my subject was on that magic “1/3” line of the image to help with the composition of such a simple shot.
Watch for the details of things around you. You’ll be amazed at what you find.
Canon 10D, Canon 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS at 135mm, 1/250 at f8, ISO 100