the relationship that I have with winter. I’ve never been a fan of cold weather. Don’t like snow removal. Don’t like having to bundle up in bulky clothing. Don’t like my moustache coated with frozen nose drippings. Don’t like the feeling of Raynaud’s. Hate wind chill. My balance is no longer what it once was so don’t like walking on ice. I guess I’ve made my point. 🙂
I do love photographing ice as some of you already know. And there is just one weather condition that affords that opportunity so out into the cold I will go. We did not have as much snow fall yesterday as predicted, just an inch or two here but other locations had more. I’ve been told of a nice brook feeding the Quabbin that I hope to visit but I don’t like going into the woods on a gusty day and we have some strong winds this morning. Bad enough I have to wear blaze orange (yes it’s Sunday and hunting is not permitted but, you know, people’s freedoms) and wearing a hard hat is more than I am willing to do. I took one off the melon a few years ago and that was one time too many and does explain me a bit. 🙂 We’ll see how bad it is.
Anyway, enough of my whining. (Aren’t you glad that you don’t have to live with me…poor Mary Beth 🙂 ) One of the phenomena I enjoy most when photographing ice is the prism effect found in nice clear sculptures.
This was on New Year’s Day of 2011 and the temperature was several degrees below zero F.