I've been experimenting with some pictures of icicles after our recent winter storms, and was wondering if anyone had any tips/examples for making these types of photos more interesting? There is a bush near my house covered with icicles that make for interesting patterns, but I'm finding that most of my shots are turning out rather bland and gray. I've worked in post-processing a bit in lightroom to increase the contrast, but still don't feel that the pics really stand out. I've attached one example that I've edited.
This was shot at ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125, with a Nikon D5100 and f/1.8 prime lens.