01.16.2021 When winter was winter

Yes, we have had a few days with “snow” but for the most part our temps have been around freezing or above.  Today, mid-January, we are receiving rain with just a touch of flakes mixed in. Our last really cold weather, to the best of my recollection, were some single digits in November or early December but since then we have stayed mostly in the 20’s for cold numbers. So to share wintry images the archives have been visited more often than usual.

Here we are back in 2018. This waterfall usually offers some nice structures as the tumbling water freezes.  And on a really cold day the rising mist from the crashing water coats all around with  a nice frosty dressing.

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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21 Responses to 01.16.2021 When winter was winter

  1. shungphotography says:

    Such an unusually beautiful shot!

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  2. Excellent overall, including sharpness from fore to rear and an apt title.


  3. Beautiful photo. Wonderful shapes and colors and technically well done. Thanks.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely shot, Steve. Yes, it has been a bit of a non-winter this year. Of course, it isn’t over yet!

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  5. Great image Steve! So far here Winter has been mild and only a little snow that only lasted a few days. But quite a bit of rain so going out to photograph locally has been pretty muddy.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Wow, that is beautiful – but you’ve made me feel cold! 🙂

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  7. tomwhelan says:

    This one is super, both for the icy waterfall and the foreground branch. It’s been warn here, often in the 40s, hardly ever cold enough for icy conditions.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Wow, that really is an impressive sight! It’s been a pretty warm winter so far, though an early morning wind can still seem pretty cold. On a hike today I found many skunk cabbage poking up through the leaves. Granted, I’m not exactly sure when they usually come up, I know they’re an early one.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    What an extraordinary image. I’m not sure how you managed to combine such sharpness (the hanging branch, parts of the background) with the smoothed swirls and flow, but it’s one of the photos I love looking at again and again.

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    • I focused on the branch, approximately 1/3 into the frame, and closed down to f/16, for the front to back sharpness and 0.3 secs kept some swirl shape but allowed for smoothness as well. This waterfall has provided some nice ice formation over the years. Thanks, Linda!


  10. bluebrightly says:

    Serious cold there, Steve, cold you might not wish for but I can see why you would. Like Linda, I love the sharp focus on the branch against those swirling waters and the warm and cool colors.

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    • It’s been so not cold here that I am wishing for some serious cold. Not everyone would agree or appreciate it but I feel a definite lack of ice photography this year. Maybe with everything that changed yesterday our weather will as well. 🙂
      There were several other compositions at this waterfall but the hanging branch shouted for attention.

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