It had been snowing for most of the day. Not so much down in Monahans where I live, but enough to make a snowman up in Lamesa. The fog and cloud cover was still heavy, and the lights and fires from the oil field lit up the midnight sky in ways one hardly ever gets to see.
The clouds are smoothed a bit from the long exposure, but you can see the ice on the fence and trees. It still doesn’t quite capture the way I saw the light when I was there, but it’s something.
I was driving home at 11pm, and passed a restaurant with some gorgeous icicles being lit up beautifully by their signage. I pulled in and asked for permission to get out my tripod and shoot. The manager (I’m assuming she was the manager. We didn’t exactly exchange credentials.) said permission was generally needed to take pictures of the building, but that since I was just shooting the ice, it was probably fine. In the end, I gave her my friend card and this web address so neither of us can end up in any trouble.
I did remember to shoot in RAW this time, but that won’t save me if I screwed up the focus. I’ll try to process at least one good picture tomorrow if I can.