The Ice That Was

We had a mini-blizzard on Sunday, and Monday I went out looking for strange shapes, fantastic shapes, and most of all . . . very small shapes.

Ice sculptures,

Yup . . . fast melting ice gives me the opportunity to get low to the ground, and give the neighbors a show of me kneeling on the side of my drive, looking through a camera mounted on a tripod.

But, what I saw was well worth it . . .

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

I had plans of each one; each photo captioned for what jumped out of me.

Ice sculptures,

But there were too many . . . too many shapes, figures, animals, clowns, ships, extraterrestrial beings, waffles . . . and of course, spear fishermen.

Ice sculptures,

Or is that WAL-E and Eve?

Ice sculptures,

Some I enhanced a bit . . .

Ice sculptures,

But in the end, I left most as I shot them.

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

Some I tried desaturating . . .

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

But again, what I shot was good enough for my eyes.

I tried shooting the snow . . .

Ice sculptures,

But really, what I went out to hunt, to capture, to bring back home to this blog, was ice . . .

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

I particularly liked the ice next to the plant, and came back to it . . .

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

Not to take anything away from the others . . .

Ice sculptures, Ice sculptures,

You can click on the individual photos, and if WordPress has not messed up the links, you’ll get a larger version. 

For those who want a tad better presentation, the SmugMug Gallery is HERE.

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Nonsense in the Stream

Nonsense in the Stream

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15 Responses to The Ice That Was

  1. sandra getgood says:

    It’s like a shiny Rorschak test… among the pictures I saw were a duck, and an
    elephant, and a baboon carrying the Olympic Torch, Nice!


  2. These are beautiful scuptures.


  3. Imaginative shots. I don’t like to gloat (well, only a little bit) but we went to the beach and ate lunch on the terrace outside the restaurant on Sunday. The weather is just as crazy but in a different way this side of the Atlantic. Amelia


  4. colonialist says:

    I would like to take pictures like those – but that would need the temperature that makes them possible. Nah – I think I’ll pass!


  5. TidiousTed says:

    Amazing series. Great stuff :-)


  6. AnnMarie says:

    There is certainly a LOT of food for the imagination in those amazing shots! I saw all kinds of things and I particularly like the ones that have some colorful item in the background that makes the ice even more fanciful. Thanks for braving the weather for our enjoyment! Now, off to SmugMug!


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