by Charles Coburn
Two days after last Christmas I decided to go up Onion Mountain to hike up to the top and see what winter had to offer.
Before I came to the trail head I encountered ice formations on the side of the mountain. What caught my eye and intrigued me was the contrast of the ice against the rock face of the mountain--it just stood out.
I was shooting with a Nikon 70s with a Tamron 70-300mm macro lens. A focal length of 70mm gave me the angle of view I wanted, and an aperture of f/8, shutter speed of 1/80, and ISO 200 gave me the exposure I wanted. I knew this would be the image I wanted in black and white, so the conversion was made in Lightroom. So much for there being "nothing to photograph in the winter".
Chuck Coburn, Franklin, NC USA