Leaf, ice, photo

Leaf Print

Amherst, MA

An explanation is needed here. This is not a leaf. It's a print left in the ice on the surface of a pond. I was walking along the edge of the pond and found an area with many such leaf prints. I settled on this one to photograph as the late evening light hit the surface. This is a composite of two images. the first with a motion blur caused by zooming out with my camera lens during the long exposure. The second image was captured without the zoom effect. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.