01.07.2013 Abstract Ice

Finding these little abstracts along the edges of rivers and streams is probably my favorite winter imaging.  It is quite enjoyable and even though there are endless patterns and shapes, finding a few that are appealing as a photograph takes some time and a lot of looking.  It is also easy to get carried away.

These two little distant relatives of Primak and Beldar were just hanging around the edge of Capen Road in Worthington a little while back.Coneheads-800FB


While wandering along the Middle Branch of the Swift River yesterday I noticed how the water had swirled around a rock and created these curved edges in the ice.  What little color that was there did not add anything to the image so I converted it to Black & White to emphasize the shape and texture.

We have been having too many warm days and the ice is not forming and lasting as it has in past years.


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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25 Responses to 01.07.2013 Abstract Ice

  1. Gail Platz says:

    Great abstract shapes, one of the best things about winter.


  2. These photos are so interesting. I have never seen anything quite like the image at the top that appear to me as candle holders. Nice work, Stephen.


  3. cool i never seen stuff like that


  4. These ice shapes are fun and creative. I also enjoy seeking out nature’s ice sculptures this time of year. Fine work.


    • Thanks David. While they can be similar, there is also an endless variety to the shapes….nature’s chaos :-)…which gives us so many fine opportunities for creativity. I hope you are finding more than I as we are seeing everything melt away lately.


  5. tomwhelan says:

    Both excellent images – the first one is quite beautiful.


  6. Greg Russell says:

    Glad you are finally getting some ice, Steve! You do an amazing job with these and I enjoy seeing the shapes you find. Very well done!


  7. Andrew says:

    I love these Steve. The monochrome is very effective. I may have some ice images of my own in due course but I doubt the big landscapes will have the same impact.


    • I am looking forward to your images of the Antarctic ice as well as all the bird species you saw. It must have been quite the adventure and I am eager for you to be sharing your experience.
      Thanks for the comment too, Andrew.


  8. quabbinite says:

    Hi, Steve. Love the candle holders! Here’s a shot of some “Teacups,” as I’ve come to call them. These were found at Gate 30, just south of the bridge (where most people get their favorite shots of Keystone Bridge) in January 2012:



  9. Glass bells, insulators, perfume bottles: whatever they are, you created an excellent image of them.


  10. Sandra says:

    The “Heart of ice” is just gorgeous and as you already know, I also like the two “Bells” very much. Great abstracts. Isn’t winter fun?
    So switching from commenting in FB to the blog now 😉
    Do you have an RSS feed?


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