- Wintry weather got you down? Get creative by capturing icy images
- Macro photography involves getting greater than life-size photos
- Share your up-close photos of ice with CNN iReport
As an ice storm swept the Midwest and East Coast this week, cooped-up photographers took the opportunity to take a closer look at Mother Nature's gift.
From branches coated in ice to snowflakes suspended in air, their up-close views revealed beauty you can't see from afar.
Some iReporters used macro photography, sometimes called extreme close-up photography, the practice of capturing larger-than-life versions of objects. It's like seeing the intricate details of a bee, or a flower, in a photo that's greater than life-size.
Photographers like Candice Trimble of Front Royal, Virginia, used a special macro lens to focus in on one part of the image. Everything else in the photo falls out of focus, creating a blur, which photographers call bokeh.
Whether you're stuck at home due to the wintry weather or you're looking for an escape to an icy wonderland, we'd like to see your up-close images of ice and snow near you. Share your photos and please tell us how you've been affected by the weather.