01.21.2023 Jagged Edge

The leaf would appear to be the subject but the shape of the ice, part of Nature’s Chaos, was what attracted me. I made an image of just the edge but did not find it as satisfying as this composition.


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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31 Responses to 01.21.2023 Jagged Edge

  1. shoreacres says:

    The pleated look of the ice is interesting, as well as the way the hole in the leaf lines up with the holes in the ice. The juxtaposition of the ‘linear’ ice on the left with the curves on the right is especially appealing.

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  2. The broad, approximately parallel curves in the lower left drew my gaze.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    NICE! Love it. 🙂

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    With its artistic ice formations, the photo would have already impressed me very much. The leaf added that little extra that turned your composition into a masterpiece.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    That’s an extraordinary ice formation! It looks so sharp and jagged along the edge, as if it’s part of the defensive shell or armour of some creature.

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  6. Lovely formation you captured, Steve!

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  7. Wally Jones says:

    Excellent photograph, Steve!

    The curved portion of the leaf and pointed (“jagged”) tips mimic the curves in the ice and jagged edges. As has been mentioned, the hole in the leaf mimics the holes in the ice.

    Contrast between leaf and ice provide perspective and interest (to me).

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Oh, I like this one. I really like how the holes in the ice line up with the hole in the leaf, creating a pine that almost parallels those lines at the edge of the ice. I see others have commented the same thing. Must be something there. 🙂

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  9. The leaf adds energy to the composition and yes … those holes are interesting!

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  10. I love this one Steve! That ice pattern is so beautiful and the leaf adds the extra something.

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  11. That’s a really cool abstract. Those jagged edges of the ice is really unique.

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  12. Dave Ply says:

    The texture of the ice is quite interesting. Did an alien come by and shed its skin? Sometimes I wish we had more ice out here so I could look for those cool patterns, but generally when we do conditions are quite treacherous – so guess I’m ok living without it.

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  13. melody says:

    I’ve never seen ice so pleated; complexity and simplicity at once.

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    So many things to like here – the way the hole in the leaf is echoed by holes in the ice, the colors, and especially that edge, wow, like trim on a car. I love the curves near the leaf, too. What a find, and perfectly photographed. 🙂


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