01.10.2015 A little bit of ice

I’ve spent the last week applying for an exhibit and uploading files to Fine Art America.  I still have a bunch of uploading to do, but it’s a start.

 

This morning I woke to 3°F and as I drove from home the temperature dropped to -3°.  But we had a few inches of snow yesterday and, sure enough, all the spots where one might find some nice ice abstracts were covered.  There was this nice cascade, but the best spot for shooting it was in the middle of the river and the cold and absence of my hip boots convinced me this view from above was the better choice.

Gate-30-Cascade-011015-700WebTomorrow should be just as cold, if not colder, so I’ll give it another shot.

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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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37 Responses to 01.10.2015 A little bit of ice

  1. Andrew says:

    I don’t think you needed to get in the water, Steve. This is a terrific monochrome shot.

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  2. Beautiful shot. One piece of ice looks like a pillow that has lace around the edges. And don’t get too brazen around that river!

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. I will try not to rest my head on that pillow. Oh, I am careful and the river at this location is not very deep. I don’t wish to get wet in these temperatures.
      I fell through the ice into deep water as a child. It’s an experience I have no desire to repeat.

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  3. Jim in IA says:

    I like those icy fringes surrounding the snow.

    After having nasty cold temps like you are now, today it rose to 26. Same tomorrow. You may be seeing some warmer temps in a couple of days.

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    • Thanks, Jim. Yes, the forecast is for a “warmup” with temperatures rocketing into the thirties.

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      • Jim in IA says:

        Not sure the reply below came through for you. Here it is again.

        We both thought it was an outstanding movie. The performances are strong. I was in high school when the Selma march took place. I didn’t hear much about it my rural midwest farm community. In college, it was a different story. I got much more educated in civil rights issues thanks to a great bunch of friends and priest.

        Go see it. Take along some tissues.

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    • Oh thank heavens, Jim! I hope that warmer weather pauses here on its way to Steve!

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      • Jim in IA says:

        Today still looks good. The next few will be a bit colder. Add a layer as needed.

        We might get outside for a walk later if we can find sidewalks clear enough. This afternoon we are going to the movie Selma.

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      • Mary Beth and I are thinking of seeing that soon, Jim. Let me know if you thought well of it. I am not sure if “enjoyed” was appropriate.

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      • Jim in IA says:

        We both thought it was an outstanding movie. The performances are strong. I was in high school when the Selma march took place. I didn’t hear much about it my rural midwest farm community. In college, it was a different story. I got much more educated in civil rights issues thanks to a great bunch of friends and priest.

        Go see it. Take along some tissues.

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      • Thanks for the report, Jim. We shall. I was also in high school then and in college when Dr. King was assassinated. It was a tense time here.

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  4. Lottie Nevin says:

    I think it looks like a frozen jelly fish 🙂 Beautiful image. I really enjoy your ice picks….!!

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  5. I do enjoy your images of ice. I clicked on your store at Fine Art America~ very nice. I’d be interested in what you think of that. One artist I know of was adamant about hanging onto her intellectual property but she sells through vineyards, which she paints. That wouldn’t apply for you or I, so I’m wondering what else to try.

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    • I try not to get hung up on the possible negative effects we subject ourselves to by uploading images to the net, Melissa. If I had a more productive way of promoting myself then I might be more hesitant. Using Google Image Search, I have only found a few fairly harmless cases of unauthorized use of a couple of my pictures.
      I have only been using FAA for a few days so I don’t have much of an opinion yet, but I will be sure to update my experience as soon as there is something to update. 🙂

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      • Oh I agree. I don’t worry about uploading my images. I only wondered about the marketing angle. I hope it turns out to be wildly successful for you. And then I’ll follow in your footsteps 🙂

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      • I wasn’t under the impression that it was a problem for you but rather your friend who worried about stolen intellectual property, Melissa.

        I hope “wildly successful” happens but the competition is huge online, so my hopes are only knee high. 😉

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      • Oh, boy, is that the truth. When I was on Etsy I was on of thousands of painters. I’m happier in blogland 🙂

        Did I already ask you whether you are considering a book of your images? Wow, I think that would be splendid. I wonder whether the online store could do that for you…

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      • I don’t think I am quite ready for a book, Melissa. I do appreciate the thought though. I have quite a number of images that I think are worthy, but my liking them is not the same as someone else and if I were to put one together I would wish to have the belief that it would have appeal to a large audience. Even if self-publishing, that would be a lot of work for a handful of folks. OTOH, I have a friend in Switzerland who does that annually as a present to herself and a few family members, so maybe I am being lazy. 🙂

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      • I know what you mean. The place where I used to get my film developed would make a book for you at a pretty reasonable price, and I have thought about it. But then I think about the details, and I quickly lose interest! I sure would enjoy one of yours, though 🙂

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      • Should I ever pull one together, you will be at the top of my list, Melissa.

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  6. Hi there Steve. We’re back … and only ONE FROZEN pipe in the house! Would you believe that a drain from the upstairs bath froze solid while we were gone. That’ll teach me … no more extended winter trips … ever again! I took a look at Fine Art America and thought the images there were really nice. Why that choice as opposed to something like Smugmug I wonder? Good for you for keeping OUT of that supercooled water … I will try to remember your good example if I manage to get out with the camera within the next few days. Not lots of snow here … but cold, cold, cold. D

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    • We have been fortunate to never have a frozen pipe so far but I have seen a few at work over the years. Frozen Isn’t too bad unless they burst. Don’t you have an alternate heat source to maintain 40° or so?
      I chose FAA simply because I have seen others post (actually it’s done automatically) about sales on FB, so it seemed a good choice. Plus traffic is attracted to other art forms as well, so I thought that to be advantageous.

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  7. You still managed to get a good abstraction, even if one with more ice eluded you for the time being.

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  8. I love the complexity of your photo and I really like that you chose to do it in black & white to give it a slightly edgy and eye catching quality.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    Like Yvonne, I’m seeing lace-trimmed thingies everywhere in your photo. The one she said looks like a pillow looked like that to me, too: specifically, the kind of little pillow that wedding rings are carried on. Another thing that came to mind was old-fashioned christening gowns, or the lace-trimmed bed linens that were made for trousseaus.

    I very much like the contrast between the “lace” and the smoothed water. It’s a lovely, wintery photo.

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    • Thanks, Linda. I have photographed these in the past but generally have placed them front and center. I will try to remember to post a link to one other when at the desktop later.

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    • Hi Linda. It’s a bit later than I intended, but here is a link to a post from last March with some of the ice that you like. And a bonus shot of some hoar frost.
      https://sggphoto.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/03-01-2014-2f-can-be-your-friend/

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      • shoreacres says:

        Those are fabulous. The bottom one, especially, reminds me of (are you ready?) — a limpet! If there are snow leopards, surely there could be snow limpets, don’t you think?

        Coming back and looking at this image again, I suddenly realized what was nagging at me. The water looks like it’s moving from the right and from the left, flowing down into what appears to be a chasm, bottomish-center. It looks like a great whirlpool in a grade B movie — “Night of the Frozen Undead,” or something. (Speaking of — have you ever heard the story of Lake Peigneur in Louisiana? That baby sucked down a couple of drilling rigs, eleven barges and a tugboat. There are videos. Search for “Lake Peigneur sinkhole disaster.”

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      • I guess this was before “Digsafe”. It mentions the tugboat not being able to escape with full throttle. I guess that means the pilot was lost?

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    • Ah, so no one was lost in the boat. That was good to learn. Excellent film. We sure are good at destroying the planet.
      I like the survivor’s statement….I’ll buy my fish from now on.

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