As I drove along the Quabbin Spillway yesterday I noticed a large mass of ice atop a rock below the falling water. Part was blue, from being cold I guess, while the bulk was bright white. I liked the contrast between the falling water behind but processed the image so the ice stood out since that was the point of interest.
There was another image I wanted to get yesterday, but my fingers stopped working in the extreme cold. I hoped to capture the wide swath of rime on the trees below the spillway waterfall. If I were smarter, I’d have sat in my car warming up and shot it yesterday but I waited until today with last night’s temperature predicted to be 20F. Sadly, the overnight temperature stayed around 32 and by the time I got there this morning all evidence of either rime or hoar were just memories. I know one should shoot it when you find it and this is an excellent lesson as to why. We have 18 degrees predicted for the overnight this coming Thursday and my fingers will be crossed but I am pretty sure I’ll have to wait until next winter and hope for high water again.