I ran across this tree-like crack in the ice of a very small pond and was drawn to how it was emanating from the small rock at the edge. I think I shot about a dozen different perspectives, some with the rock more prominent, but in the end I liked this “shot from above” look the best.
Processing was another story. I spent a lot of time on this simple shot trying to get the ice bright enough and the contrast levels just right to emphasize the crack. I’m still unsure of the final product, maybe it’s a bit too contrasty, but I had to stop somewhere.