01.29.2012 Frozen Bubbles

I’ve posted images from Hop Brook in Belchertown.Β  This is my first from Hop Brook in Amherst. During our warm temperatures lately, the top of the frozen brook melted leaving a layer of water above the ice. When the water refroze over night, it created a crust with an air pocket between the two layers of ice and lots of bubbles formed overnight during the refreeze. The white patches are fissures in the crust.

Please click the image for a larger view.

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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20 Responses to 01.29.2012 Frozen Bubbles

  1. Sharon says:

    I like this kind of shot, Steve, and this is especially good. I like the sharp fronds at the bottom – it looks like a strange plant. Excellent and well seen.



  2. milkayphoto says:

    I’ve never seen such PERFECTLY round ice bubbles! They are such a strong contrast to the sharp-edged shards running throughout. I actually see a fish with the bubbles (more evident if you rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees) which is fitting for a pond, dontchathink? πŸ˜‰


  3. jameshuntphotography says:

    Wow, this entire area is really opening up for you. Great work!


    • Thanks James. I have done these ice abstracts before, but this winter has been kind of limited so I’ve concentrated on them more. But you are right and they are definitely a stronger blip on my radar.


  4. pj says:

    Very well done Steve. Great abstract…


  5. Looks like an abstract painting from the early 20th century. If you have to suffer months of cold, at least you get some artistic benefit out of it.

    Steve Schwartzman


  6. The circles could be cup rings on a coffee table, moon craters, or plastic cups. I’ve never seen anything like this!


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  8. Just Rod says:

    It really is a great combination of shapes – each complementing the other. Very nice composition and texture.


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