02.23.2013 Nothing ventured nothing gained

Odd title.  Well, it fits.  This morning the sky was solid overcast…grey as a grey card.  Flat and dull.  I thought about staying home and catching up, as if, on all my metadata and cataloging or putting together a submission.  But that was the easy way out.  So I set out to see what happens.

In addition to the light, the temperature was above freezing and the ice had been melting and now was soft without much detail.  I thought of lichen patterns on rocks as a possibility.  But as I drove around Quabbin Park I did not see much of interest until I reached the boat cove by the spillway.  Some patterns in the ice sheet caught my eye.  There had been areas that had pulled apart during the melt and I thought some might be worth working.

This was what first caught my eye.Spillway-Boat-Cove-Ice-2-022313-800FB I liked the fissures and the crusty frosted ice .                As I looked around, I noticed the edge pattern and thought it was so graphic and interesting.Spillway-Boat-Cove-Ice-022313-800FB

Stealing a phrase from  my good friend, Andrew…there you have it.  My morning avoiding the office work and enjoying a bit of lousy light.  I hope you like the images.


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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7 Responses to 02.23.2013 Nothing ventured nothing gained

  1. Andrew says:

    I think the second image is very strong, Steve and so much better than office work. I’d love to see some lichen shots from you. I find lichens look brilliant when wet. There you have it.

    Nice post.


  2. Greg Russell says:

    Wow, both of these are fantastic images, Steve. I really like the strong graphic nature of each, and the geometric lines just put each image over the top. I’d say you did well by heading out despite the conditions!


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  4. Wow again. So interesting with the odd patterns of the ice. Good work as they say.


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