I don’t get my gear ready and think, “Wow, I hope I can find some leaves in the ice today!” I tend to come upon things that capture my interest. I have always been drawn to transparency and light. Anything with complimentary colors makes me take a second look. Texture intrigues me.
Sunday I thought I should head over to the mass of daffodils on my hillside when I encountered this – the ice from the top of the birdbath, cast aside and melting into the grass. It stopped me for almost an hour.
I forgot the daffodils, I know they will still be there on the next sunny day. You have to appreciate ice while it’s here. It melts is fast and then it is gone forever.
such a great example of how creativity and inspiration -really- can be found anywhere. and, of course, enjoy it while it lasts… 😉 sm
So true – and it’s already gone…
great photos, love the photo of the road through the trees at the top of your blog now.
Thanks – that photo is my road. A few inches of snow and it’s transformed into something more scenic than it really is.
These are so beautiful, funny how that happens.
Thanks – it is funny, sometimes it just calls to you from strange places 🙂
Love the patterns on the ice you’ve captured.
(I always vow to go for just a ‘short’ walk and always get distracted and walk in my front door 3-4 hours later, so I know how one can get sidetracked).
Thanks Vicki – I wish I had shot some focussing more inside the ice, but time got away from me. Isn’t that the way it goes – I did finally get to the daffodil buds.
Completely agree with your first paragraph. Great photos.
Awesme photos! I love when icicles hang off roofs as well!
I love that too – we haven’t had too much of that yet – just on the birdhouses 🙂
I don’t know how you ever get anywhere, but I’m glad you stop, click and especially that you share!
Thanks so kind Elyse – You know, somedays I really don’t get anywhere. With winter hanging on I take my texture and color where I can find it 🙂
Well then, I’m glad you get to your computer!
LOL – thanks
I have used the same process, gone after a similar leaf in frozen water look and never come away with beautiful photos like these – that is what I saw. I particularly like the last one.
Thanks Lyle – I think that the ice was in the sunlight with grass underneath helped. I have a nice little macro lens that gives me that very shallow DOF on shots like this too.
I have a big macro lens and I still haven’t got a shot like that
LOL – I have a 90mm equivalent. It’s a Leica and I love it. I have an old bellows macro set up I want to play with this spring.
Ooh love it! I didn’t expect that shadow to be from the ice for some reason. I thought it’d be from the curve of the leaf. Then the angles matched the ice. Very cool!
Thanks – I think the leaf started inside the ice and it melted away – those curves just matched too closely.
Gorgeous! A few more weeks and no more ice but plenty of color to keep you inspired!
I am sooooo looking forward to color and springtime, but for now I’ll take it where I can find it – Thanks!