Hoarfrost Tree

Hoarfrost Tree, originally uploaded by PeteClarkPhotography.

I like the subtlety of tones in this black and white image; the only true blacks are in the trunk of the old oak tree. The discreet white of the barbed-wire brings the eye towards the tree and the sharp grass stops the eye from falling out of the bottom. The frosty branches appear almost like a firework.

Shot with a Canon 5D MkII and EF 24-105 f4 IS USM