Iced

An after market telephoto lens with really terrible optics can still create intriguing images with its distortion. In these images, rain falling through 29-degree air is coating branches and pine needles with ice.
Branches with icicle stubs. Having fun with terrible aftermarket lens. Jan. 11, 2015.

The stark beauty of a foggy winter’s day

For most of the last week, winter has cast a foggy, rainy spell over our part of the Arkansas Ouachitas. This is how nature makes her own monochromes.

 fog-shrouded silhouettes of pines, oaks and hickories
The fog-shrouded silhouettes of pines, oaks and hickories describe the angle of descent to the south valley.

 

Blackjack oak
Bared of its leaves, except for a few tatters, this blackjack oak looks almost prickly.

Weekly photo challenge: Urban

Our entry for last week’s photo challenge with the urban theme.

VERY URBAN — Concrete and chain link in a sun-blasted city parking lot.

See the other, more timely entries in this category, here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/  and:

http://itsjustme.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/

http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/

http://writingthegirl.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/

http://aljaja.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/weekly-photo-challenge-urban-3/

http://ismaelfortiergueymard.com/2012/07/17/transmission-2/

http://media.poopler.com/2012/06/28/apartment-homes/

http://ateliermadman.com/photographie/weekly-photo-challenges-2/

http://alicethroughthemacrolens.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/