Winter Reeds 

Winter Reeds  by Shauna Sprunger

Image details - Winter Reeds 

Photographer: Shauna Sprunger
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Monochrome
Location: Utah County, Utah, United States


Phragmites australis, or common reed, is an ornamental plant with wide leaves, a tall stem, upward of 14 feet, and a beautiful plume of tiny flowers on the tip of the stem.
Its thick pods give a carpetlike look to vast areas of marshy lands around Utah Lake and in the winter these reeds stand tall through snow and ice. While driving around the lake I came across this stand of reeds peaking out through the ice and shrouded with mist. The simple beauty of it struck me.


Highly Commended - Monochrome