03.08.2021 An Icicle with Character-2

There were two icicles that i enjoyed finding at the top of the little waterfall I visited on Saturday. This one is a bit more complicated to compose and I went about it from two different angles.  In both cases I was a little restricted in where I could stand to get the view I wished for but each does show a little different character.

From the left

There is one shard projecting just slightly right of the middle and I moved to the left to attempt to make that more apparent.

I would have liked to get even more to the left to really allow the small icicles sticking out to stand out farther but I was against a rock and hard place…literally.  🙂

I am going to visit another small waterfall this morning to see if I can make a good image of that.  Today might be the last of icicles as the next few days warm up considerably. My box of hand warmer packs is dwindling so the change is welcome in a few ways.

While my examples here are not nearly as extreme or artistic, I was reminded of this exhibit by French artist Bernard Pras I saw on YouTube.




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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14 Responses to 03.08.2021 An Icicle with Character-2

  1. Archimedes is reputed to have said “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I’ll move the earth.” We photographers say “Give me a camera and a place to stand and I’ll make a good picture.” The right place to stand becomes critical for a viewer in the postman installation you linked to.

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  2. As much as I enjoy your icicle images, I’m SOOOO ready for spring and warmer-looking images. That Pras display is pure genius (or madness…there’s such a fine line).

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    • I am ready as well, Bob. I am thinking of doing another 2020 favorites post with spring images.
      Apparently he does a lot of them and when I looked this back up on YT I saw that there are others as well. I lean more towards a mad genius.


  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Your photos of the creative works of winter producing these fascinating icicles are perfect, even though you believe they could have turned out better if you had been able to approach them from a different angle. I am glad to hear that the next days are going to warm up, Robert. I gladly say good-bye to my icicles here in Canada!

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    • Today is a bit warmer, we might see 40° and the nights will no longer be in the teens as it was this morning. It’s still a bit early but there is one spot I can look for the beginnings of spring ephemerals…maybe next weekend even.
      I have gone back and reprocessed many images that at one time I thought were complete. Things can always be improved upon.

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  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Character, indeed, Steve. The abstract patterns are fascinating and exquisite and an interesting comparison to the artist. I’m glad you didn’t lean out any further…stay warm. 🙂

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    • Thanks Jane. I can’t take much credit for the wisdom of not leaning out any further as I was against the rocky wall of the waterfall. We are entering a very warm week when we may see 60° by Thursday. Most likely just a tease as we often get snow and ice in March but the climate is changing so who knows? 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    That video — and the artwork — is something. There’s right brain and left brain thinking, but I’m not sure how to describe the mind that was able to conceive that, let alone figure out how to construct it. However: do you see the ‘eye’ peering out from the center of your second view of the icicle, where the ice is most dense? It seems to resemble the eye in the artwork.

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    • I think that mind has superior sides on both counts. I honestly cannot even begin to imagine the process.
      Yes, in fact I see it as a moon crescent with the one eye, a nose, and chin.


  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, that art work was pretty cool – perspective does make all the difference!

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