Steamboat eruption aftermath

Steamboat geyser in Yellowstone is one of the worlds tallest when it erupts. It often goes for many years without eruption. In 2018, it started erupting steadily (about every 5-7 days). Catching it in action can mean spending days waiting or you just got very lucky. In this case, we visited during a cold spell in the afternoon after a morning eruption. I was struck by how the icicles had turned the nearby trees into fantasy castles. There was almost no color in the original file, so the b&w conversion was easy. (5D3. 24-105 @ 85, 1/40 s, f/16, tripod, cropped to 8.5 x 11)

Great icicles on the trees. I would be inclined to either crop out half the steam or all of it. The steam seems to block me from really concentrating on those great trees. Good choice for B&W and a fine entry for the challenge.