02.04.2015 Frozen Gunn Falls Detail finished

Here is the last of the detail shots from last Sunday.ย  I was really attracted by the angles of the mass holding the finer icicles.


I have redone this three times for posting here, but it is still having a too blue cast.


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 02.04.2015 Frozen Gunn Falls Detail finished

  1. Yes, I like the strong diagonal of the mass. The whole thing looks enchanting.

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  2. Just Rod says:

    I quite like that hue. Beautiful patterns on the ice

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  3. Jim in IA says:

    Really complex ice formations. I like that. It would be hard to construct anything close to that good. Nature has her ways. You know some people try to do that and fail. http://nyti.ms/1DFSJrq

    How do you get rid of the blue? I had the darnedest time with my shots yesterday. Is it in a different white balance setting?

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    • While I admire all that science and technology allows us to accomplish, there are some things we cannot recreate. And some things that we might be able that I don’t believe we should.
      It sounds as if that ice sculptor knew there was a limit to his amassing of ice. Even when something like that develops naturally, there is a point at which it fails. The waterfall I photographed a short while back is an example.

      White balance in the RAW conversion is one way, but I did not go back that far in my reprocessing. The color looked fine on my monitor as I saved it, but in WordPress it has a blue cast. I didn’t mind it in the ice, but not in the snow. I reduced blue saturation twice and I can live with it now but the original is a bit better. Maybe it is the jpeg compression.

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      • Jim in IA says:

        Thanks for those comments. Melanie has noted on several occasions that her quilt pictures come out different qualities of sharpness and color after being rendered through WordPress. Frustrates her.

        I’ve been playing with making color images from Hubble greyscales done in RGB filters. It is very tricky and subtle.


      • I hope you will be sharing some with us, Jim.

        I just had to slide my desk/computer away from it’s usual berth. I don’t think water would be good for it. I have raked the roof after each storm, but there is water coming through the ceiling. The gutters are full of ice. We are thinking that maybe we should get a metal roof. In this part of the house, which is an addition, the air handler is in the attic and I think that is the cause of the problem. It’s always something.


      • Jim in IA says:

        That sound like trouble in the roof. Good luck with it.


      • I am sure that there is. This happened a few years back and we added more insulation. But this year has seen a lot of cold as you know. Thanks.


  4. You should somehow construct a tryptic from these three shots … that would be cool (no pun intended). Details to either side and the broader view in the middle. Just a thought.


  5. I have a peculiar imagination and I have looked and looked at this photo. I see what looks like more than a faint image of young woman (not real, of course) in the lower right hand part of this photo. I am probably “seeing things” but I am always looking for something that is not there. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I am nuts. This is a remarkable photo. Must you keep tinkering with it? It looks excellent to me but then what do I know?

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The discussion up above reminded me of a stanza of Emily Dickinson’s wonderful poem:

    Tell all the truth but tell it slant,
    Success in circuit lies,
    Too bright for our infirm delight
    The truth’s superb surprise…

    It crossed my mind that “show all the world, but show it slant” would work equally well. No matter how an artist, photographer, or writer goes about arranging the materials of their craft — paint, pixels, words — the final result is going to reveal itself as it will, having escaped the artist’s power to control.

    Thus endeth the musing for the morning: except to say that the ice looks to me like a fringed shawl draped around Winter’s shoulder. As for the blue — that’s just about the color my fingers turn when I’m stupid enough to try working in forty degrees.


    • You have quoted the โ€œBelle of Amherstโ€ and a former townsperson of my hometown.

      I agree that sometimes the work develops its own direction, flow or other form of manifestation almost out of the artistโ€™s control. And ofttimes it may be totally under control until unleashed into the world when it then begins to grow of its own accord or that of the folks who get to experience it.

      Once again, I like your interpretive vision, much not under my control, and I just may consider that as an alternative name for the image. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. You may think it’s too blue, but just call it a cyanotype and you’ve got it made.


  8. Lyle Krahn says:

    That photo is just a wonderful celebration of ice!


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