Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stark Reality

Stark Reality, originally uploaded by Lily-Wren.

."Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

This was taken on the road as we were passing Lake Mille Lacs in MN. The whole Lake was frozen so the 'water' you see in the background is in fact ice. The whole area had an 'otherworldy' feel. Miles and miles of ice where there should be lake and then this solitary tree at the lakeside.

My battery was going, the car was flying by and my chap has an adverse reaction to stopping the car once it is in motion. So the quality is as it is, however, given the surreal land/ice scape, I thought it was quite fitting!

I have converted to B & W and give it the high contrast treatment I like so much. No where near a perfect photograph but that is not the effect that I wanted.

# 55 - Minimal in the 111 pictures in 2011