03.21.2020-2 Is this it?

Is this the last of this season’s ice images?  It could be.  Spring has arrived and, although we’ve had some notable nor’easters in April, this year seems headed for warmer weather ahead. So this may be the last as we haven’t had cold enough temperatures to make significant ice since the 8th when this image was made.

I guess it makes sense that the ice I found that day is very much like the ice I found at the beginning of the season for this post before seriously cold temps were here. It was a good winter for ice even if we didn’t have much snow and I think I made about four dozen images that I like.  Funny about how things are all relative.  Today is in the 40’s and it feels chilly after the last few warm days. 🙂

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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23 Responses to 03.21.2020-2 Is this it?

  1. How geometric. My eyes are drawn to the point where so many ice lines converge.

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    So many patterns and objects to find in this image. I first saw the starburst in the middle with a pocket knife blade coming from the top of the star, and then on the upper left a fish jumping up out of whitecaps. As I moved my eyes around the image I found several “nature” objects. What a fascinating photo – it was a kind of “I spy” puzzle for me to get caught up in this lazy Saturday morning!

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    • Thanks, Lori. I always enjoy reading what other folks see in these abstracts. Sometimes even in non-abstracts. I wouldn’t have seen the fish had you not mentioned it. I saw a dog or a frog. 🙂 I usually try to get a starburst when photographing the sun but pleased that you see the one in this ice.

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  3. This makes a most striking abstract. If I didn’t know it was ice, I would be scratching my head wondering how you managed to make such an image. Magnificent.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Nicely composed. This early/late season ice looks very delicate. Beyond the geometric shapes, I like the transition in color from brown at the bottom to blue at the top.

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    • Thanks, Todd. It was very delicate. I made a few different compositions at this location, this probably being the last and in each case I had to break some of the ice to get the tripod in position. I was worried that the breaking might extend to my subjects but managed to avoid that. If I could have got directly above this I think the brown would have been throughout the image. So the angle help create the transition.

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  5. Very nice, Steve…. lines, color, shapes—total package.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Incredible! Looks like etching!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    What strikes me most is the three-dimensional quality of the image. It looks more like intricate wood carving to me than ice, or perhaps a pressed tin ceiling in an especially avant-garde, art-deco-ish building.

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    • The others like this had the description frieze in the title which of course is a three dimensional embellishment on a facade usually plaster or stone but could be wood as well. I’ve seen pressed tin ceiling like this too. When you are standing there the depth of the texture is noticeable but getting at the correct angle increases the depth.

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  8. krikitarts says:

    I’m surprised that I’m the first to think it looks Christmasy. Enveloped in the triangle is a robed figure with an uplifted face. The starburst in the stained-glass window is obvious. There’s even a frozen wire with birds perched. Hallelujah!

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  9. Yup! I love this one, Steve. Magical! Keep well,y friend and stay safe! Best, Rob.

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  10. Dave Ply says:

    If that’s the last one you’ve gone out with a bang. Or maybe a crack.

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