02.13.2016 Jack Frost Abstract

It’s mighty chilly here this morning, about 0°F and will only get colder later today and really cold tomorrow, predictions are for -14°F, with strong wind chills around -30°F.  There are colder spots on earth, but we don’t get ’em like this very often.  I’m taking a pass on photography, I think.  I don’t mind dealing with subzero temperatures, but I’m not too keen on the wind chills.

Here’s a shot from a similarly cold day in the past, but without the wind factor.


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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19 Responses to 02.13.2016 Jack Frost Abstract

  1. When there’s that low a wind-chill temperature, better to chill out than go out and get a chill.

    Temperature and wind aside, this is an excellent abstraction. As if to de-abstract it, my mind just noticed the letters tV in the upper left.


  2. By the way, while you’re wintered in, you might enjoy this presentation by National Geographic photographer Sam Abell. I was reminded of you because he also talks about keeping things in his photographs from interrupting horizontal lines and from partially overlapping. The presentation goes on for almost two hours, but if you find it worthwhile you could split it up into smaller watchings.


  3. Chillin’ here, too, Steve. Nice of you to post a wonderful frosty photo so I don’t have to venture out! 🙂

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  4. krikitarts says:

    Yup, sub-freezing temps are widespread. We have 10 here. Love your frost fingers–the overall impression l got at first glance was a similarity to byzantine silver work, using gnarled and pressed silver wire. Enchanting!

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  5. Lottie Nevin says:

    That’s ‘amaze balls’ as my daughter would say! An incredible image, and fascinating to see frost so up close and personal

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  6. Jim Ruebush says:

    A blog from Antarctica. Note the temp and windchill at the end of it. Nippy. But, it is summer and balmy.


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  7. You might call this one, “Snap, crackle and, pop.” An amazing scene.

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  8. tomwhelan says:

    Love the icy patterns in this, Steve. I made it out this morning, but I didn’t last long! 30 minutes chilled me throughly.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    After about two seconds of looking at this great abstraction, I was having nice, warm thoughts of our poverty weed. Your ice patterns look rather like the tufts of the plant.

    I see you’ve warmed some. That’s good news. I think we’re done with any chance for freezing this year. I wish we’d had a couple of good freezes, just to do in some of the mosquitoes.

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    • We are yo-yoing our way through winter, Linda. 10° yesterday, 35° this morning and 60° right now. I am not sure we’ll see real cold again until next winter, but the way things have been who knows.

      I guess I can see the resemblance to poverty weed. I shot some more abstracts like this yesterday in that cold and will share them in the coming days.


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