Congratulations to Jody Partin for winning the recent Winter Macro assignment with the image, “Winter in Shenandoah.” The image was captured in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
“I love going to Shenandoah National Park all year, but winter is one of the best times to go because it’s so quiet, especially mid-week. Almost no one else is there, and it feels like I have the park all to myself. On this day, I drove Skyline Drive slowly looking for wildlife, and although I found some, my favorite shot of the day was actually this one. An ice storm had moved through only one small section of the park the night before, and for about a half mile of the drive, everything was coated in ice. In the early morning light, the whole scene was magical, but these branches stood out to me.”