Another abstract with a solid chunk of reality acting as an anchor.
Technical: Canon 1D Mark 2, 70-200mm f/2.8L + 1.4x teleconverter at 200mm, 1 second, f/22, ISO 100.
Lightroom 3, exposure -1/3, recovery 38, fill 39, blacks 53 (“poor man’s HDR”), clarity +30, vibrance +20, highlights -50. The goal of the processing was to take an image intentionally exposed right to the edge of the camera’s dynamic range and then bring the bright white ice down far enough that the eye (and screen) can handle the details there. Compressing the dynamic range on the other end accentuated what was happening under the water’s surface.