Sleet and freezing rain, while treacherous, provide a beautiful ice coating to most subjects in the environment. Trees look especially beautiful after such precipitation. I remember being so fascinated by this in my youth – especially at watching the ice come off like molding off of branches and leaves.
This sort of ice is hard to photograph. However, under the bright streetlights, the ice can reflect the light so well and turn each tree into a shimmering web. I chose to backlight for a more silhouetted look.
I went for a darker, more abstract and graphical representation of the ice in these two images just outside of Baltimore MD on Sunday night. Your thoughts are welcome 🙂