nice ice and rime
|Copyright: Bob Harrison (BobH)
|Date Taken: 2004-01-25|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-09 17:53|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Guten Morgen Markus (and everyone else). This image from my archives is a perfect sequel to my previous post. The extreme cold is the same, the location is the same, and the sculpting action of flowing water is the same.|
However, the artistic medium this time was ice instead of sand, with somewhat different results. Additionally, the artist included some delightful embellishments which greatly enhance the natural beauty of the original artwork.
This perforated slice of ice seems to have been formed in the same manner as the sand shelves of my previous post. The frozen mass was undercut by water flowing down the beach, leaving a narrow gap between ice and sand, plus a lot of holes. But in contrast to the sand of last post, there is one obvious clue about hole formation.
There are several fragments of seaweed visible on top of the ice, strongly suggesting that there was liquid water flowing over the top surface. That fact would go far toward explaining both the presence of holes and also their roundness. Water flowing across the surface of a thin ice shelf would melt through small holes and enlarge them, probably uniformly if the flow rate was low.
The embellishment mentioned above came after the undercutting and hole boring. The extreme cold of night brought sea smoke, which reached onto the beach and left behind many delicate ice crystals, called soft rime or hoarfrost. At dawn and before the incoming tide, it was a stunning display of natural artistry for the crazy photographer types. Unfortunately, those sane enough to wait until the day warmed up missed the whole show, which was submerged by mid-morning.
tech note- slight sharpening and contrast increase
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- [2009-03-09 20:08]
You share another wonderful artistic and colorful image with us today!! Love the tiny crystal like formations which outline the melting ice. Great color, composition and detail!! TFS.
- [2009-03-09 22:23]
Is this the shot you are sharing with ppl its very poorly composed no colors no contrast poor light.sorry for taugh remarks but this is what I feel about your post.
- [2009-03-09 23:38]
I totally disagree with "tariq" (Muhamad). First, from my point of view it's not correct to critique pictures, but not to post any. This is not the sense and the aim of TN.
Second, your picture is very pleasant and artistic. I like the abstract effect very much. The subtle lighting reveals fine colour tones from blue to white and orange. The light spots on the fine crystals are superb and the leaves add to the value and expression of the picture. Maybe that the hole in the ice on the upper left is a little bit too important.
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