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Icedancers at Dawn

Icedancers at Dawn
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-01
Categories: Humorous, Single-celled, Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !"Mon pays, c'est l'hiver"..., !CLD coast, !Nice Ice [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 0:22
Viewed: 10245
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes Nature is a painter; sometimes a sculptor, a choreographer.
And then there is the time when Nature is all of the above.

I decided to listen to Lt, and to not expose my nggin to the outdoors without a balaclava...
So on the first morning of this month I decided to photograph some of Nature's art
as presented to me on the inside of my windows.

I have never seen iceflowers that look like dancers before.
Generally I see the flowers in the shape of fir-trees. But here they are: dancing "apparitions"...
The glow in the lower left is the reflection of the rising sun.
The darker area on the upper part is Big Island in Sambro Harbour,
visible thru the frzen seasmke.

A differently formed "ice lichen" on a different pane of glass is here...

Tech talk: shot taken in macro-mode, then scaled and captioned.

saeedabbasi, Adanac, wuta, horia, dew77, jeanpaul, Alex99, Silke, bobair, zenitlady, s_a_s_h_a has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Seabird: cut-out animated films in China and Southeast AShoot_Score 2 07-30 20:19
To jhm: the ice dancers on the glass, ...Shoot_Score 1 03-09 00:35
To fragman: so cold, and so beautifulShoot_Score 1 02-28 01:31
To s_a_s_h_a: Thanx Alex!Shoot_Score 1 02-12 18:38
To Silke: DancersShoot_Score 1 02-06 00:08
To jeanpaul: Pas toi?Shoot_Score 1 02-04 13:56
To gazo: Merci Daniel!Shoot_Score 1 02-04 12:31
To saeedabbasi: Thanx Saeed!Shoot_Score 1 02-04 12:30
To Adanac: Old masters...Shoot_Score 1 02-04 12:26
To wuta: Een aparte gravure! Indeed.Shoot_Score 1 02-04 12:20
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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2007-02-04 0:31]
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Beautiful!! Artwork ! Very nice colors.

Hi Jay ,
nice image.
great focus and well composed.
well done.
thanks and regards

  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-04 4:52]

Hi Jay

Ice fairies in the woods. Ok, I know its on your window, but it looks like theyre dancing behind a bush. Come to think about it, it seems like theyre doing a pumped-up wild reel.

Well seen and captured in a good composition.

Well done and TFS.

PS. Sorry for the quickie, but time is in terrible short supply this weekend.

Hi Jay,
Still chilly down east eh, well at least you found a way to stay warm and still show us it's cold. This posting is most eye pleasing, I have tried to take similar photos and can't get it right, great job here by the old master.
Cheers Rick

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-04 8:04]
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Hello Jay ,A Very apart gravure in this window , i like it , Greetings Teunie .

Hello Jay, Nice one here perfect details very crisp excllent colors Bg POv DOF Excllent composed and capture photo excllent Job

TFS Kyle

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-04 9:53]

Hi Jay

This is a very beautiful macro!
The shapes of these iceflowers are wonderful and indeed feed one's imagination. In this case you have ballet dancers...but maybe someody else can see something else. :) To me they may resemble thistles, too :)
Anyway, the light behind them and the reflections from them are outstanding and the colors here are fantastic!
I really like the first paragraphe from you note and is definately fits very well here.

Bravo amd TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-04 11:48]

Hello Jay,
Before i opened the thumbnail,i tought you caught snowy pine trees in a foggy atmosphere:)Wonderful and unusual post.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked details,lighting,POV and exposure also a lot.Have a great sunday!

Salut Jay
Une superbe image hivernale.
Mais je commence avoir hte d'en sortir de cet hiver -20C. Pas toi? a donne quand mme de belles images comme la tienne.
Bravo et merci....JP

A MOST interesting (and creative) perspective on crystalline ice formations on windows.!!

I like your POV as well as your photographer's notes, but think you should have a million points for "creative interpretation".......

Thanks for sharing THIS one!!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-05 11:48]

Hi Jay.
What an artist picture you have created follow the Nature. Amazing composition, playing of lights, great colour palette and details. My compliments. Small piece of photo art.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-05 19:34]
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This is truly superb -- much better than the one I posted on Treklens this morning. I love the dancing quality of the figures!

Hi Jay,
very good shot of the frosty window.I like how frost makes natural fractal patterns of great complexity,the kind of thing you see with computer graphics.Your title works very well for this upload,keep 'em coming. Bob

Greetings Jay,
Very nice capture of Jack frost's art work and I agree it looks like dancers turing and twisting their way down the a slope.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-06 19:13]

Hello Jay

Very imaginative and artistic shot.Your power of suggestion has me seeing these dancers too.Good POV and focus.Nicely composed.TFS


Hello Jay! What a marvellous display you found! Ice has been exceptional all over Canada this winter, and this is a wonderful composition! Looks like a production of Cirque du Soleil. Lovely! TFS! Thank you, Linda

Hi Jay,
It's a nice shots and beautiful artwork.

Good work

your pics are so cold, and so beautiful, TFS Ori

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-06 2:27]
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Hi Jay,

I found this picture between a lot other lovely pictures, this is very lovely the ice dancers on the glass, indeed a wonderful artwork. Very well done!


Hi, Jay,

beautiful!! your photo reminds me of the paper cut-out animated films in Cbina and Southeast Asia.

Man Yee

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