Not long ago, I came across one of my old photos of ice on trees by the dam at Appleton. Appleton is a hamlet a few miles downriver from us on a bend in the river. At the bend there is a dam, I think because there was once an adjacent power station. I wasn't happy with the former photo, so I decided to return this year. I ported my longest zoom lens because the icy trees lay across the river.
Well, despite the well-below-freezing temperatures, there was not as much ice as I had seen previously, but there was some. There was still a problem, however, for there was deep snow leading to the one spot where I could access the riverbank for a good view of the scene.
I was forced to stand by the side of the road and point my long lens through a smallish gap in the bushes.
My idea was to make that fallen tree before the wall the focal point and to take a series of three photos, each one zooming in on the tree a little more.