Most of the snow and freezing rain we had last week has melted but low night time temperatures have refrozen some areas and shaded places still have snow. For F week I decided to find something frozen to photograph this Monday and I settled on a field which is used for a variety of sports children play. I was surprised by how much of this field was frozen because a near by baseball field only had a little snow around the edges where the sun didn't hit it.
I stepped through the gate to get a better position to take the shot above and I cracked the frozen ice as you can see below. I had my camera around my neck and didn't want to fall on it so I held the fence with one hand and took the picture with the other hand. By the way, a bad fall which would injure me is of even greater concern than my camera but in the past my automatic attempts to protect my camera have resulted in my having worse falls than I would have if that wasn't my first instinct. I don't plan to put my camera above my safety but when it comes to reflexive actions, I find that my camera is what I go for first rather than protecting my own fragile bones.