01.11.2014 Ice Ice Baby

I am alive!!!!  Yep, just a brief interlude of quiet time on the blog and, with great apologies, lots of non-comments on all your blogs.  I will try to catch up but may miss quite a few.

As far as ice goes, this is a few years old.  Nothing like it to be seen in these parts since a while back.  Maybe last Saturday when it was 15 below zero but I no longer go out when it is that cold. Zero would be alright, but 15 below and with strong winds was a bit much for this geezer growing soft.  I just stayed curled up with Murphy and caught some extra zzzzz’s

So to the business at hand…here is this bit of cool ice tapers that I found hanging from a branch a few years back along the shore of Quabbin Reservoir.Ice-Tapers-650WebLooks pretty cold doesn’t it? 🙂

I’ll try to get out tomorrow, but it is going to be around 40 as a low tonight, so no ice…maybe it’s time to find some artful mud.

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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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23 Responses to 01.11.2014 Ice Ice Baby

  1. drawandshoot says:

    The reflections are great! Beautiful.

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  2. Just Rod says:

    Good news indeed to hear you are alive! Although Facebook had left the impression you were still going strong.

    Lovely icicle formations. Hope tomorrow’s venture outside will be enjoyable and productive.

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    • Thanks, Rod. Yeah, for those who use FB my existence is apparent. 🙂 Maybe too apparent, hence my poor use of my time. I am trying to catch up and not skip many posts.
      Not much luck with the ventures…all our snow and ice is disappeared and it is now frozen muck season. Hoping for better this weekend.

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  3. Really unusual. Eeerie finger like projections. Was this a Hallowen production?

    Very nice black and white. Makes it even more “spooky.”

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    • Thank you, Yvonne. The color version really offers no more in the way of interest value so monochrome eliminates that distraction as well as add some spookiness. This was found in March so a bit late for Halloween but it does look a bit like the fingers of death, doesn’t it? 🙂

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  4. Mark says:

    I consider this scene rather warm after the past week. 🙂
    Really nice.

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  5. Andrew says:

    It looks alive. Are you sure it’s only ice? Welcome back to the land of 0+ or 32+ in old money. We are heading the other way. It was a bone chilling 17C today.

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  6. penpusherpen says:

    I keep seeing different options on what it could represent, other than an icicle of strange design of course. 🙂 Cool!! xPenx

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  7. Lottie Nevin says:

    Stunning photo, it’s almost surreal. I’m so glad you are back, I’ve missed you. Not sure I could cope with that degree of freezing’ness – You are very brave going out at all in that weather. Keep warm 😀

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    • Aw, thanks, Lottie. It is nice to be missed but, of course…we will always have FB. 🙂 I am not a fan of the cold, but it provides some awesome design. Check out these window frost images from Karen McRae http://drawandshoot.me/2014/01/11/winter-garden/#comment-18557

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      • Lottie Nevin says:

        WOW!!! Those are incredible! I took me about an hour to scroll down through all the comments! The cold you are dealing with is exceptional though, I don’t think many people can deal with it, you really need the right kit, clothes etc. I’m whinging about the weather today and it’s +6!!

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      • If you have a moment, you should look at some of Karen’s other posts. She is quite artistic with her creations. 🙂
        I remember seeing frost like that years ago, but with our insulated windows and double pane glass we don’t get frost. Just thick cakey ice at the bottom of the window should we leave the drapes closed. And frozen pupkus. 😉

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  8. Great black and white treatment. Definitely the way to go. Good isolation too!

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    • Thank you, James. Probably a view of Quabbin most don’t consider. It’s a large landscape with some really neat intimate views as you know. I hope we get a few more opportunities for winter imagery there.

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  9. My imagination is active this morning, and I see two fantastical animals: the one at the left stands parallel to the picture plane and nuzzles the one at the right, which faces forward and has a bulbous nose.

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  10. Sandra says:

    It is a great intimate ice shot and I like it as much as your others that you have posted on FB. Great monochrome work, too!

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