The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Posts tagged “frozen

The End of Fall: Leaves in the Water

It’s been cold lately. Cold enough that I wanted to go check out the ice formation in a nearby park. I remembered that the ice on the stream winding through this park formed in all sorts of interesting patterns several years ago. Unfortunately, it hasn’t really formed yet this year. Instead, an array of fallen leaves and semi-frozen water presented me with other photographic possibilities. With nature and other things in life, there are times I have to find the best in what is there, even when it’s not what I was hoping for. What there is can be just as good.

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This applies more to US readers because we celebrate Thanksgiving here on Thursday, but I wanted to take a moment to remind us all to be thankful. I worry that we are losing a valuable holiday to consumerism. Thankfulness and reflecting on the good we have in life is healthy. Right now, I am thankful for nature, creativity, the ability to express myself through photography and language, the internet, the ability to easily communicate with people from all over the country and the world, and a holiday to spend with family.
What are you thankful for this week? Please share in the comments.


Frozen Waterfalls

A couple of weeks ago, I was part of a small expedition from the local photo club that journeyed to a state park known for steep climbs and impressive waterfalls. Needless to say, the trails were difficult in the ice. This is one of the better footholds.

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The falls, however, were worth it. Here are two different long shots of the first and largest fall we visited.

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I also shot some closer shots of some smaller ice formations to the sides of the falls.

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icecycles

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Up close, the ice on the falls looked like some kind of vintage floral pattern.

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After lunch, we hiked a short trail to a smaller fall.

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iceandwatercurtain

This is what the ice looked like from behind the fall. I increased the saturation and tweaked the color a little, but yes, it was close to this color.

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