Aaargh.. looks like those icy fingers are reaching out to get me!
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Winter’s icy grip is coming for us. 🙂 I’ve an even scarier one for tomorrow.
Hahaha.. I look forward to seeing it 🙂
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In that case, I’d better get all wrapped up in my woolies and grab a big mug of coffee before looking… 🙂
Ice can be quite scary, Ann. 🙂
Very Nice Steve! Love the detail and the “bluish” look of the ice! Really makes it look “cold ice”!
Thanks, Reed. It’s an accurate look. Brrrrr. 🙂
Neat! So bristling, it almost looks electrified
I hadn’t thought of it as electrified but that’s an apt vision.
Almost looks like flames to me…flames of ice!
If ice is cold enough it does feel like a burn. Interesting to see it as flames. 🙂
Spectacular. I probably would’ve dropped the background to pure black – but you know me: the eternal minimalist.
I did like the bluish tone as representing cold but also looked at monochrome and didn’t like how the stray pine needles appeared so went back to color.
The blue town representing cold is absolutely marvelous. I am merciless in post processing. I would’ve just eliminated the pine needles altogether and dropped the background and nearly black. Take a look at the seascape I’m posting tonight. Hint: it wasn’t quite that dramatic.
I haven’t looked yet but will shortly.
I thought about eliminating them but they were part of the scene and I decided that I liked them enough as is. But I understand why you would do things differently and enjoy the images you share. It’s good that we enjoy each other’s efforts.
I like this one, Steve. The blue is definately appealing, as is the contrast with the orange/brown of the needles. I really like what the needles add to it. As well as the whitish fingers of frost along the edges.
The blue was a good reflection of my fingers, Todd. 🙂 Thanks. I do like the entire image and am glad you see all as a nice part of the total composition.
Blue is true.
As true as blue truly is true.
It reminds me of rabbit skins I’ve seen a few times, after the bunny met up with an auto or a coyote. That said, it’s a beautiful image. I especially like the various shades of blue combined with the brown of the pine needles. The needles provide some context, and the color pulls the eye in as it deepens. Well, my eye, at any rate.
Nothing like sharing an image that reminds someone of roadkill. LOL
I mentioned above to Mike that I had considered black and white, but I felt there is more “life” to this with color. And although I often remove pine needles, or hemlock needles, when photographing wildflowers and mushrooms, I enjoyed having them in this composition. Thanks, Linda.
Wow, gorgeous, Steve! You are finding so many fabulous details in the ice. May the cold continue! 😉
We’ve had a bit of a warm up that will last through the week so I would guess a lot of these neat icicles will have melted by then. But surely there is more cold to come. The nights will still be chilly and sometimes that creates some interesting thin ice patterns. I am off work Christmas Day through next Monday so hoping to find some hollow ice.
Good luck with that, and I bet you’ll enjoy that time off regardless. 🙂
Yes, five days is almost like a vacation.
p.s. I like this one in color too, and I like the odds and ends in the background. 🙂
Thanks. I can see where it would be an interesting image in black and white but I am enamored with this as a color image. I also usually rebel against the idea of doing an image in both formats.
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