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Ice on the Road

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On Monday, there was a fair amount of ice on many of our roads.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Wonderful image. Love how the tree in the foreground stands out in such sharp relief from the fog-shrouded trees in the background. The roadway angling off into the distance adds to the sense of depth. Mono was the perfect choice.

12 Jan 2011 5:04am

@Bill Laing: Many thanks.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the sharp detail of the tree, while the rest are lost in the mist - beautiful!

12 Jan 2011 5:06am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great image - love trees and this one is especially beautiful!

12 Jan 2011 5:29am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I do think you are the Master of the foggy, misty compositions. Love it as always Jack.

12 Jan 2011 6:01am

marci from in, Morocco

beautiful image!! the composition is fabulous - this one is definitely worth framing!!

12 Jan 2011 6:37am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You've got a beautiful contrast of clarity and diffused light happening here... a nuanced and very pleasing image.

12 Jan 2011 6:49am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

An evocative black and white image that fills my room here
with the chill of the frost and a wisp of that foggy morning.

12 Jan 2011 7:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition and light! I love this framing with the diagonal piece of road.

12 Jan 2011 7:22am

Joseph from Reunion

You're shooting... misty, for us. Great !

12 Jan 2011 7:27am

@Joseph: Thank you. I don't have the language skills to navigate your website and post comments on your lovely photographs. They are quite beautiful.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France


12 Jan 2011 7:35am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Superb! I love the mood and how the tree stands out

12 Jan 2011 8:23am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Mr Fog! Love it!

12 Jan 2011 8:51am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beauty ! this picture ! wonderful misty and cold mood ! beautiful tree and perfect in mono ! I looooveeeee it !

12 Jan 2011 9:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. love the mist.

12 Jan 2011 9:33am

tataray from france, France

Un paysage brumeux superbe ....
Comme tu sais nous en faire profiter. ))

12 Jan 2011 9:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

12 Jan 2011 9:56am

Franz from Baden, Austria

ice on the road, hoarfrost on the trees and in the grass - a very atmospheric picture of winter!

12 Jan 2011 10:50am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful b/w compo!
perfect contrast and a great foggy mood!

12 Jan 2011 10:57am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition ! I like also the mist !

12 Jan 2011 11:04am

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

You achieve everything in this picture: A wonderfully clear tree (and grass) combined with frost all over including the misty sky - and an icy road. Does your fullframe D700 add extra thay you wouldn't get without it?

12 Jan 2011 11:05am

@Henrik Herskind: The differences between my D700 and my D300 for the most part are subtle. The are two main things that are of value to me. 1. in the D700, there is significantly less noise at higher ISOs. And, 2. the burst speed of the D700 is higher (I do lots of handheld bracketed shots).

Frida from Sweden

I love this because of the mist, B&W and the mood. But imho I would have wanted a bit wider perspective to really see that magnificent tree. Well captured and processed.

12 Jan 2011 11:05am

@Frida: Frida - I still cannot access you sight to make comments.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The lone tree stands out so clearly against the foggy ones ... neat shot!

12 Jan 2011 12:00pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful black & white image! Love it!

12 Jan 2011 12:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great big tree ... I love the picture that trace their branches in the space ice cream. Magnificent image friend Jack! Muchos besos y abrazo querido amigo! Adela

12 Jan 2011 12:10pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Another atmospheric cracker here, Jack. B&W really suits the image.

12 Jan 2011 12:44pm

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful composition and mysterious atmosphere...

12 Jan 2011 12:59pm

Daniel from Kenmare, Ireland

cold looking shot. nice.

12 Jan 2011 1:50pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful capture Jack! Well done! ;-)

12 Jan 2011 1:53pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely brilliant work

12 Jan 2011 2:12pm

PEGGY*aiMe*PHOTO from somewhere in, France

superbe ! 5 étoiles !
J'aime les arbres ! j'adore le mystère et la vie qu'ils dégagent...comme leur force. Ta photo est une merveille je suis sous le charme !

12 Jan 2011 2:27pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The frosted tree that emerges from the mist. Splendid B & W. Good day.

12 Jan 2011 2:38pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning landscape! Love the mood and tone!!!! 5*****! A Favorite!

12 Jan 2011 3:09pm

Monterey John from Carmel, CA, United States

Yikes! Slip and slide time.

12 Jan 2011 3:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yah I agree with Bill, Jack! The contrast is fantastic with the subject tree.And I can see the iciness of the road. Everything is wonderfully placed and composed and I truly love the other tree wayyy over there in the right hand just gives us another place to look and the balance it provides for the image as a whole is perfect...this is a true winner!

12 Jan 2011 3:23pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of the "icy" feel of that day with the crisp tree and the ice all over the surrounding area. I like this one very much.

12 Jan 2011 3:57pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful tree and real winter weather!

12 Jan 2011 4:06pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Stunning foggy landscape, this is most amazing and beautiful. The still
is most infectious.

12 Jan 2011 4:24pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful! I love the way the ice accentuates every little branch.

12 Jan 2011 4:54pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Lovely graphic !!! A beautiful shot ! Well done !

12 Jan 2011 5:06pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very well done , i like the bnw effect, it really fits the image ...

12 Jan 2011 5:18pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the ice in the tree Jack!! Great wintershot with a wonderful mood!!

12 Jan 2011 5:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Our roads have slush this A.M. after last night snow. Love the shape of that tree!

12 Jan 2011 5:49pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Super in B&W!

12 Jan 2011 5:55pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Love the mood captured here...

12 Jan 2011 5:57pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition Jack! I Love it! This tree is beautiful and framing is perfect!

12 Jan 2011 6:00pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

oh wow, you know I love this one. I also love the shape of that tree.

12 Jan 2011 6:14pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Nice monochrome. I like the road and the separation between the clump of trees on the right and the main center tree.

12 Jan 2011 6:59pm

dan from Paris, France

He's soft this landscape of winter congealed by the frost.

12 Jan 2011 8:44pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

what a nice capture of the beauty of winter scenes ! the master of mist and sharpness...

12 Jan 2011 9:22pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

i think the whole country has crazy weather. This image of this tree is outstanding, Jack.

12 Jan 2011 9:48pm

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Great shot. Good idea to do it in black and white.

12 Jan 2011 10:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully-shaped and framed tree that you've captured here. I love the frosted highlights as well.

12 Jan 2011 10:16pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Beautiful composition and toning. Do you always have picture-perfect fog where you live? It doesn't seem fair!

12 Jan 2011 11:17pm

Akarui from Japan

Be careful on the icy roads. Beautiful tree in BW.

13 Jan 2011 12:26am

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

Thank you for your thoughts regarding D700/D300. I shall bear that in mind if I get the opportunity to exchange my D40 for something better.

13 Jan 2011 12:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is an awesome shot.

13 Jan 2011 2:29am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

A perfect dreamy magical shot in B&W. I bet many a driver wished he or she were back in bed dreaming instead of being on those icy roads!! Simply Stunning!

13 Jan 2011 2:30am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

B&W is the perfect choice here.

13 Jan 2011 4:20am

Stephanie from Toronto, Canada

This is a gorgeous shot. I love the sharpness of the tree against the mist.

13 Jan 2011 4:29am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Oh yes Jack, my kind of frame, and what a beauty in mono. First class.

13 Jan 2011 4:58am

missparis from PARIS, France

Très réussi ce NB

13 Jan 2011 7:14am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful, rich , not so naked, but naked tree ;)) Great in mono !

13 Jan 2011 5:47pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

I love it... mood, composition, treatment... simply to print it and see it every time...

13 Jan 2011 8:50pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes contrastes dans ce noir et blanc.

14 Jan 2011 9:21pm

monosnaps from Kildare, Ireland

Very stylish image just beautiful

14 Jan 2011 11:39pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Great atmospheric shot.

16 Jan 2011 6:32am

Rebecca from Beavercreek, United States

To me something is either 'whole' or lacking some element, obvious or sublime, that contributes to it's wholeness. This is whole.

17 Jan 2011 12:38am

@Rebecca: Thank you.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely b&w...very nice with that foggy /mysty background..

17 Jan 2011 7:38am