While I'm all for the wide-angle shots that seem to be required of something as large as this ice formation, I'm more about the macro shots as I'm sure you know by now.
Some subjects lend themselves to macro photography more than others, and ice is actually kind of tricky when it comes to macro. I had to really keep my eyes open to find something unique. Finally something caught my attention. Tiny limbs that were frozen just below the surface of the ice.
Interesting, but not terribly unique. But then I looked around and found a few more twigs under the ice, finally landing on one that was very unique.
I didn't really even fully realize what was going on with this until I looked at the pictures when I got home. The ice twig was cupped upward when it landed in this spot, and the ice grew up from the tips of each offshoot...
...giving the impression of a hand reaching out of the ice. How cool is that?
To see other icy images from this visit to Ash Cave, please visit my nature blog.