12.21.2019 The Iceman Abides

A profile of an iceman literally chillin’.Β  πŸ™‚

Anthropomorphizing animals is bad enough without starting in on the inanimates amongst us. πŸ™‚

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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24 Responses to 12.21.2019 The Iceman Abides

  1. Mike Powell says:

    I like your iceman, Steve. To me, it looks like he has a giant jawbreaker in his mouth. (Don’t worry, you are not the only one who anthropomorphizes inanimate objects–I often see faces in the sky and in the the trees.) πŸ™‚

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  2. Very nice. By the way, don’t anthropomorphize computers. They hate that.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    Cool iceman, hehe!

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  4. Your pareidolia persisteth.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    How can we not see such things? πŸ™‚

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I can see the iceman, but it takes some effort. I was more taken with the contrast between the V-shaped lines of frost or snow on the ice, and those beautiful curves along the edge.

    I was intrigued by the curving shadow/reflection’/whatever’ following the line of the ice, too. It looks like the surface tension indentation around a water strider’s feet. Maybe flow or breeze was pushing the water against the ice. In any event, I’ve never seen anything like it before, and I really like it. It makes the ice look like a giant leaf floating on the water.

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    • Yes, you are seeing surface tension at play. The water was gently lapping the bottom of the ice shelf and adding to it a thin layer at a time.
      He has blue eyes and, no doubt because it is so cold, blue lips. The lines creating the triangles are a combination of tiny bubbles and frost.


  7. bluebrightly says:

    This is a great detail, it seems to evoke many things. The colors are beautiful – you are such a master of phtoographing ice and water!

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  8. Your ice formation posts are wonderful. They remind me of how fascinated I always was on winter hikes in upstate New York to see such wonders! (I certainly think you can anthropomorphize as much as you like ☺️)

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