01.26.2020 Dean Brook Abstract 2 – Against the Current

I actually came up with a name for one of these. 🙂

There are a couple more to come and all from within a few square feet of ice.  Abstract 1  was the first I came across but the more I looked the more patterns and color became obvious. This was actually the last frame but is my favorite and I was anticipating how it would finish so processed out of order. It really didn’t require much adjustment.

The weather was rain most of yesterday and the temperature is still above freezing so I am not expecting to find much ice but moving water is definitely a subject for today.

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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30 Responses to 01.26.2020 Dean Brook Abstract 2 – Against the Current

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Amazing abstract with such beautiful colours.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The colors seem deeper than usual, and almost glow. I’d title this one “Madonna of the Ice” — she even has a somewhat abstract halo behind her head. The silhouette of the ‘figure’ is remarkably similar to the statues of Mary found in shrines all around here, and the longitudinal streaks do a fine job of suggesting her robe.

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    • Since I was raised in a different religious tradition and now observe none, the Madonna didn’t appear to me…probably because of my status as a blasphemer. But I do see the form of her as you describe. Maybe it’s a sign that I am on the wrong path. 🙂

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      • shoreacres says:

        That made me laugh. My association with that profile goes all the way back to grade school art classes, when we were introduced to such classics as Raphael’s Madonna of the Chair. Now, living in a place where Our Lady of Guadalupe appears everywhere, even in the back windows of cars, it’s pretty easy to see her image here and there.

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      • I was always in the religion minority throughout grade school. Back then, along with starting the day with The Pledge of Allegiance, we all said The Lord”s Prayer, sang Christmas Carols, and learned about all the Christian holidays but no others. I never let that bother me, nor some of the tasteless comments from the other kids, although I can’t say why. Live and let live, I guess. There were religious icons in school and I am sure the Madonna was one of those but I really don’t remember. Not many folks drive around with a statue of Mary, Jesus, or anyone else in that realm on the dash or back window but a few do. I see more homes with front yard displays, some pretty elaborate.

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      • shoreacres says:

        There’s only one place this conversation should end up. I’m going to laugh all the way back to work after this little lunchtime gem. The Madonna shows up near the end.

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      • That’s great. I think I heard that once but don’t remember them at all. Now I’ll go looking to see if they have any more on YouTube. Seeing their picture on the album cover the song took me by surprise. Hope you smiled all afternoon.

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  3. I see it as a stretched-out froggie.

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  4. melissabluefineart says:

    I love the color in this one, and the wonderful shape. Like Linda I see a woman abstracted, but the more I looked the more possibilities I saw.

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  5. To me, it’s looking up at the figure of a man – – thick body, bent knees, hunched shoulders, small head.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice shot, Steve, reminds me of a fossil. 🙂 After yesterday’s rain, lots of ice moved out, the freeze starts all over again. Yo-yo weather!

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    • Thanks, Eliza. When I made this image, the last of the morning, I thought it would be my favorite which it has turned out to be. But I am happy that it is providing so many suggestions to the imaginations of those who see it. Maybe, if I ever display these somewhere, I’ll not title them with any sort of description…well, possibly “Open to Interpretation #1” would work. 🙂

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  7. krikitarts says:

    I can see a bird with its beak stuck in an icy acorn.

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  8. Lemony says:

    Haha, I so enjoy reading what other people see in your abstract images. This is a lovely photograph, Steve: great color, and of course the lines are wonderful.

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    • I am glad that you can double your pleasure with my posts, Lemony. So that’s the second gum reference so far. 🙂
      When I pixel peeped after the first of three exposures, this being the third and last, I was quite excited by what I saw. I am glad you enjoyed it also. 🙂

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  9. Lignum Draco says:

    Beautiful. Let’s swap – i’ll take the rain and cold, and you can have the record breaking heat and drought from Australia. 🙂

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Love the colors and movement in this one, Steve.

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    • I think this is my favorite from the shoot. I saw the color but it really built as I processed the image. Just enough, I think. Thanks, Lynn.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Right, just enough. I’m glad you’ve been having a good time with the ice this year.

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      • I have been and look forward to more. But as is true annually, I am starting to get the spring ephemeral itchy shutter finger..

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Oh, a bit early for those! Over here, I noticed the two, flat-to-the-ground leaves of one of the little wild orchids the other day, looking fresh. In a park, can’t even remember which one, but they must be in lots of places. I wonder when those leaves come up. I think they’re a Platanthera. You have similar orchids and more experience with them. Do you know when the leaves emerge? It’s probably earlier here as we have very few freezing days.

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      • Of course it depends on different factors but generally I see lady’s slippers pushing up leaves in early May. Others later. The Platanthera I see is in a bog that I don’t visit until July

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thanks, Steve – I think it’s the little Platanthera and around here I think the leaves come up really early. I just found a photo I took of “mystery” leaves from Jan 27th, 2019 – leaves I decided later were probably that flower. They don’t bloom here until July either, or possibly late June. Still new to me!

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