12.20.2019-2 8° Waterfall Intimate

More textural contrast. At first it didn’t feel very cold.  The thermometer said 8° but there was no breeze and it actually felt comfortable…for a while.  Eventually fingers became numb, boots said “we’re leaking” and my pant legs wicked water up towards my knees. But it was good session. Fingers warmed up in the car, pants are drying by the woodstove, and tomorrow I wear my Muck boots.  🙂

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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16 Responses to 12.20.2019-2 8° Waterfall Intimate

  1. Dina says:

    Lovely study and close up of the ice, Steve.
    Happy Holidays and all the best for for 2020.
    Warm greetings from the wintery coast of North Norfolk
    The Fab Four of Cley

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  2. Absolutely stunning. A perfect balance of static and dynamic. Tonality: gorgeous.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Great image, Steve. Definitely, lined boots are needed these chilly days!

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  4. Seems like some fantastic insect’s head on the right.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I didn’t know about Shoe-Goo. I noticed that both of my boots have a little separation in front where they bend the most. I think that will be just the ticket for fixing them up before it turns into a problem.

    Looking at this image, I experienced a strong desire to break off those two hanging icicles on the right and eat them. I don’t know how many icicles I ate as a kid, but it was a lot. Like many veggies, icicles are best when they’re young: small and tender. These look just right.

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    • Yes, that will take care of those gaps. I had one on the heel of my Muck Boots and Shoe Goo sealed it off nicely. I’ll be sealing up my LLBean winter boots as soon as I am sure they have completely dried.
      The young ones are the most tender. It’s a wonder I didn’t get sick as a kid. I always yanked big long most likely filthy icicles from porches etc and gobbled them down. Who knows what awful substances were in them. My buddy and I used to joke about breaking the icicles off after finishing up so no one else could shoot them. I never have but most often I go places few others visit anyway. I’ve always resisted the temptation to nibble on the icicles that form on my mustache.


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  7. bluebrightly says:

    Your expeditions are hard for me to imagine, but there were days in the past when I spent time in the serious cold too. I just can’t quite remember it!! The woodstove part sounds lgood….

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    • I have my limits when out in the cold. At some point my fingers start to complain and I realize that I’ve been out too long. But just as I decide to leave I notice some other composition I want to try. It frustrating because even the use of heat pads in my gloves doesn’t help for long. One good part of that is when I do return to the wood stove it is almost too warm. A nice problem. 🙂

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  8. Adrian Lewis says:

    Oh I like this one too – wonderful in B+W and I love the senses of frozen stillness and liquid movement. A 🙂

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