01.31.2020 Fringe-framed Friday-Water of Silk

Dean Brook this time.

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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35 Responses to 01.31.2020 Fringe-framed Friday-Water of Silk

  1. The title says it all. Another beautifully crafted image of water in two states. Now, if you could get some steam in there…

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  2. Mike Powell says:

    Great shot, Steve. Did you use an ND filter or simply a super slow shutter speed to get the silky water?

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    • Thanks. Just a slow shutter speed, Mike…of course the polarizer slows it down a bit also. The vast majority of water/ice images I shoot are in wooded environments plus I am out early in the morning so the light is fairly low. Sometimes it is dim enough that I have to boost the ISO so as to not have a blank white cascade.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The differences in clarity in the ice are as interesting to me as the contrast between the ice and the flowing water. I like the slight sepia tinge, too.

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    • It is interesting that some of the icicles would have more air in it than others. The tinge was unintentional but there was so little color that I didn’t bother to convert. Sometimes the slightest hint makes a big difference.

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  4. Nice Steve! Like the moving water flowing through the ice borders!

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  5. Wow! What a beautifully delicate lace frame.

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  6. melissabluefineart says:

    You are so good at capturing texture and movement. I like the lacy frame.

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  7. A very pretty scene, the ice makes such a decorative frame.

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  8. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: the water in pictures like this often reminds me of long hair.

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  9. A beautiful black and white image. I love the contrast between the soft, running water and the hard frozen ice framing the creek.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Like lace! Another nice one, Steve.

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  11. Ann Mackay says:

    Love the detail in the ice against the softness of the water.

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  12. rabirius says:

    Amazing picture. I really like the contrast of the structures of frozen and running water here.

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  13. I really like the contrast between the soft silk and the harsh edges, Steve.

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    I like those places on the left where you cans ee through the ice – beautiful, Steve, and interesting.

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    • Thanks, Lynn.
      Sometimes the icicles form crystal clear, a bit of exaggeration, I guess, and some others don’t. Trying to learn why. I am fairly sure it involves air captured within the water as it freezes but don’t know it for a fact.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I’d think so, too. Maybe a university somewhere has resources or a professor who’d be happy to talk.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Linda Graschoff was able to connect with a scientist when she was writing a book about her photographs of iron bacteria in a river near her. I don’t know how she made the initial connection but it proved to be a really good one – the scientist liked her photos and I believe they kept in touch.

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      • I would hope for the same kind of luck. I mentioned above that I did purchase a book titled “Ice” and am sure there will be references in there that will offer some forks in the road.

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