Color on ice

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  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith
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    on: November 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Really good light yesterday afternoon after the rain and major clouds passed over. Ponds and lakes icing up nicely with the ice thick enough for walking on the shallow ponds. The rain on top of the ice and 43 degree temperatures make for some good reflections. If we are lucky tomorrow night when it hits 10 degrees we won’t have any wind and the surface will look like polished glass. Hope so. Even as it is difficult walking and the winds can actually push one across the ice – along with the tripod and camera – it makes for good images.

    Close to sunset, the reflections on the water and ice worked for me.

     

    evening reflecions

    "It's not what it is, it's how it looks". Paula Chamlee

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Color on ice
    Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    That’s rather lovely.

    Jeremy

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Color on ice
    Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Ponds and lakes icing up nicely with the ice thick enough for walking on the shallow ponds.

    Been through the ice seven times now; very cold every time. 🙂

    Lovely image, though.

    Mike.

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    Daniel Smith
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    Re: Color on ice
    Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Mike,

    I really watch for ice thickness. Don’t like going through even when it is only knee deep.

    Today we are getting the wind from the big storms but almost no snow. Freezing drizzle that has the roads slick and slippery. Glad for studded snow tires on one of the trucks and Nokian Hakka’s on the family vehicle. Excellent tires for winter.

    Going out as it is now, with freezing drizzle that can turn into a sleet storm before snowing can be interesting. 25mph wind driven ice pellets hurt when they hit exposed skin even as they coat the windows of the vehicle and are hard to chip off. Worse is coating door knobs or freezing the truck doors shut on the side it is coming from. Get in the other side and then force the wind driven side open. Windows freeze shut with ice coating all the glass. Does make for some good images no matter what.

    "It's not what it is, it's how it looks". Paula Chamlee

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Color on ice
    Reply #4 on: January 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I still remember when I was working with the Texas State Department of Health back in the 90s. Great group of people, but it took us 1/2 hour to convince them that you could drive your truck onto the ice in the wintertime. However, there was no way they were going to believe one could build a fire on the ice. That was just a bunch of Canadians trying to fool them…

    One day in 1995 we had a bit of freezing rain, and ice on the wings makes them rather un-aerodynamic so we couldn’t fly that day. We drove into Austin to go shopping. That bit of ice caused 300 accidents in 9 hours. Different strokes…

    Mike.

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