1.3.2012 Two Different New Year’s Days

New Year’s Day 2012 was very different from the prior year.  Last year I visited Bear’s Den in New Salem and enjoyed some real icy treats on a very cold day.    Here’s one of my favorite images from 2011.

Please click to see a larger image.

The rest of the Bear’s Den images can be seen here.

This past Sunday, New Year’s Day 2012, I visited the Pelham overlook along Route 202 as it was warmer and thought there would be some fog over the reservoir.  It wasn’t a spectacular sunrise, but there was some nice color and the fog looked like rolling ocean waters.

With the exception of a brutal and surprising October snow storm that destroyed many trees and knocked out power for quite a large number of people, this has been a warm and relatively dry winter to this point.  We’ll see our coldest weather tonight and I’m hoping to find some more interesting ice images tomorrow.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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10 Responses to 1.3.2012 Two Different New Year’s Days

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Steve, great to start a new year, isn’t it? Kind of like the first day of school. :-)

    I really like the ice image – the long exposure was a perfect choice – it isolates the beautiful ice formations. We had our first cold day today and it will get back in the forties tomorrow – we seem to be having an extended fall.

    Sharon

    • Hi Sharon- thanks for the kind words for the ice image. Yes, it has been an odd year for temperatures. It was 50° the other day, now our high today will be @24°. Like you, we’ll see the 40′s tomorrow through the end of the week, but at least the nights will be normal.
      Hopefully, the ice will survive the days and still be looking good this weekend. This lack of snow makes me worry about the flow of the streams and rivers this Spring.
      My best to you and Dirck for the New Year.

  2. I’m intrigued by all the bits of color that appeared in the ice—and of course by the shapes the ice took on. A nice crisp image, a good contrast to the soft sea of fog in the picture below it.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

  3. Greg Russell says:

    Both are lovely images, Steve. I had forgotten about your intimate ice abstracts from last winter, but am happy to rediscover them….they’re very beautiful and well done! Very nice…

    And, the fog in the other image…I do like how it looks like rolling waves in a river…I bet it was fun to watch it move and change!

    • Thanks very much Greg. Last year was pretty good for ice. This year is starting slowly but I hope for more as the months go by. Yeas, that fog was cool to watch as different patches of trees revealed themselves and then were hidden by a wave of rolling fog. Fun!

  4. Another vote for the ice image! It is a very intriguing image with subtle colors and great composition. Very nice!

  5. Great eye on that top image of the ice that is superbly intricate. You composed it with just the right division of light and dark in my opinion.

    • Thanks for the compliment on the image, David. I didn’t do a favorites for the year, but this would be number one I think. Pretty tough when you hit your peak on January 1st.

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