I have been wanting to photograph some icicles since this winter season began but I hadn't found the right specimens yet..'til I saw these beauties hanging on the front of my house today. I love the sun peeking from behind and the reflection that it is causing on the snow covered roof. Oh and of course the bokeh (which I enhanced in my edited shot) and the sunflare, which are 2 of my favorite things. And I super duper love the fact that it is getting increasingly warm outside (THANK GOODNESS!) which is causing everything to slowly melt away and added another element to the photograph that I love..the water droplets coming down from the roof!
I started in CS5 (wooo hooo, I finally upgraded from Photoshop 7!) and adjusted the tones, color and contrast. Then I added a bokeh texture that I found for free HERE. I brought it into Picnik next, where I added a "1960's color" effect (faded it a bit), the text and the frame.