Oak Leaf Trapped in Ice, Taft Bay Park, New York

This is an image I took in Upstate New York on the frozen waters of Oneida Lake. I've always hoped to find a half-encased leaf such as this one, so when I did I was pretty excited. One difficult thing about this image that may not be noticeable in the small web-sized version is that some of the corners go slightly out of focus. I had always assumed ice that formed in still water was perfectly flat, but that is not always the case. When zooming in tight to photograph details of ice, remember to stop down to get enough depth of field or you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when you review your images later at home.

Oak Leaf Trapped in Ice, Taft Bay Park, Oneida Lake, Bernhard’s Bay, New York