02.27.2016 Amethyst Brook Cascade and a Frozen Foam Cake video

After our 60° warm-up the last two days along with lots of rain, the water is running great in our brooks.  I found this one cascade and an interesting icicle that I wanted to photograph. I am not sure if it is an attractive icicle or not, but it did grab my attention. The main star, for me, is the water’s action.



I also visited the spot that I photographed a while back with frozen foam cakes swirling around.  They didn’t really capture well for a still shot, but there was a request back then for a video, so I made this:                                                                                                      

We dropped to 15° this morning which contributed to the icicle and I hope there is still some ice to shoot tomorrow after our 40° today.  We’ll see.

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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13 Responses to 02.27.2016 Amethyst Brook Cascade and a Frozen Foam Cake video

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    I agree there is a lot of interesting action in that top photo. I see a head and two legs hanging down. Thanks for the swirling waters video. Those are good additions to your brook posts.

    Clear here today. Headed for a high in the 50s today and tomorrow.

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  2. Scragglecicle might be more apt than icicle, but it’s unique and makes a good subject, especially in conjunction with the waterfall.


    • There is a nice contrast between the softness of the water and the solid shape of the scragglecicle that I often look for with these intimate shots. It’s not the prettiest of icicles but has a bit of character…like the one Jim sees.


  3. krikitarts says:

    I see the iceman as well, and he seems to be enjoying his perch very much–and I can see why. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered frozen foam cakes before, but what a great term! Is it one of your inventions?

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    • I may have to change the post’s title to “The iceman sitteth”. I had never seen the cakes until my earlier post. I have no idea if others have seen them, aside from a local photographer who lives near there, or called them by that. But I never heard them called anything, so for now I am taking credit for coining the term.


  4. Beautiful shot of the water pouring forth. I too see an ice man. I’d say this is an unusual shot. The video was great too with the foam swirling round and round.

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  5. I’ve said it before … but I envy you the tannins in the water out there. They really add a nice dimension to your water shots. D

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  6. shoreacres says:

    “Foam cake” is also an old-fashioned cooking term, sometimes used to refer to meringues, which are nothing but foamy sugar and egg white. In fact, there’s a dessert called “floating island.” I love meringues, but they’re hard to make down here, because of the humidity. Just as warmth dissolves your ice, humidity dissolves a meringue.

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    • I enjoy meringue although I don’t have one very often. I am sure they are much better on the palate than one of these would be. That floating island looks tasty. A local bakery has a very nice meringue cookie.


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