12.03.2019 Monochrome Jack Frost Brush-stroked Ice

I think I’ve got a title for the series now.

This was what I first saw as I approached the pond. There was no colorful reflection, just all this wonderful windswept quick-frozen skim-coating on the water.

One remaining in the series to go.

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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25 Responses to 12.03.2019 Monochrome Jack Frost Brush-stroked Ice

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Those patterns are mesmerizing. There was one section in particular that reminded me of a bird’s feathers. Wonderful capture, Steve.

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  2. I wonder if people have been able to program computers to create curves that look like the ones in your photograph.

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    • I wouldn’t be surprised although this kind of randomness is unique in Nature I would think. I know that I have seen wrapping paper with similar patterns but still not as random or chaotic. Computers can create moiré designs.


  3. Nice Stephen! Beautiful image with the ice patterns. Photographing ice patterns is fun. Try photographing the ice in color with a polarizing filter, gives some interesting colors in the ice with the ice patterns.

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    • Thanks, Reed.
      Most every shot I make includes the use of a polarizer. I vary its effect depending on how much shine I want. One of the most popular uses, enhancing the blue in the sky, I rarely use but getting glare off foliage or, in this case, ice happens a lot. I am not a fan of cold weather, I have Raynaud’s Syndrome which can be very painful for my finger tips, but the patterns I see in ice makes it worth it…sort of. 🙂 If you are interested you can search for ice abstract on the blog. such as this one.


  4. Astonishing! I see rhythm. And tone. And complex structure. Jazz.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    This is where I briefly envy you your cold weather. Gorgeous!!!

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  6. Stunning design in that ice!

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    All the more special because the snow has covered Jack’s artwork all up. 🙂

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I can’t avoid the impression of height. The curves look like ski trails on mountains.

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    • I hadn’t given much thought to what else it looks like, ignoring Minor White’s advice (“One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.”), until you mentioned mountains. Then I realized that there is a resemblance to rice paddies.


      • shoreacres says:

        Those images are gorgeous. I especially like the sepia-toned. It reminds me of a woodblock print. Rice was the primary crop when I was in Liberia, but that was all upland, or dry, rice, which wouldn’t photograph quite so dramatically. When the rice fields are flooded here, they’re probably as reflective, but I’ve never seen photos of them.

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    More good stuff. I wonder if Jack uses a light breeze to do his icy artwork?

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