Finding these little abstracts along the edges of rivers and streams is probably my favorite winter imaging. It is quite enjoyable and even though there are endless patterns and shapes, finding a few that are appealing as a photograph takes some time and a lot of looking. It is also easy to get carried away.
While wandering along the Middle Branch of the Swift River yesterday I noticed how the water had swirled around a rock and created these curved edges in the ice. What little color that was there did not add anything to the image so I converted it to Black & White to emphasize the shape and texture.
We have been having too many warm days and the ice is not forming and lasting as it has in past years.