This image of an ice reflection is from a recent New Year’s Day, near Salem, SC and Highway 11. It was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit that morning. The rocks and water feature I had come to photograph had been tagged with graffiti. Disappointed, I looked around and noticed how the pools of water along the rocks had frozen. At various angles, the ice reflection captured the surrounding landscape and had a kaleidoscope quality of changing colors and patterns as I moved around the pools.
In this image, the ice refection captured the colors of the golden hues of the sun, the green needles of pine trees, and the bright blue sky. The photographs from that day were far more satisfying than what I had intended to capture. That type of photographic pivot is frequently the norm for a photoshoot. The wonderfully unexpected will almost always appear if I have the patience to slow down and observe.
Some more images from that day, along with some other ice shots, can be seen here. https://galleries.twolostsoulsart.com/Bens-Featured-Galleries/Ice/