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AIR, water, fire, ...

AIR, water, fire, ...
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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: 2007-02-21
Categories: Humorous, Water Plants, Single-celled, River, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Fire, !UP CLOSE, !CÖLD coast, !Nice Ice [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-21 22:06
Viewed: 5256
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Air is both free and in lock.
Water is both soft and hard as rock.
Fire is both there and here.
Earth is both cold and near.

The meltwater of the snow generated above the Atlantic Ocean is on its journey home.
It has to cross the yet frozen earth. Solar fire speeds is passage.
Yet it is trapped as water turned to stone...
imprisoning the very air that carried the snow.

Some of it will "stick around" a bit as it gets immobilized.
Meltwater freezes easily, especially when it strays on stonecold objects! And it was cöld enough töday, eh!

Sö this shöt is a response to the challenge fröm Lööt [ of tough time fame ];
Lööt wrote: "... you will have a tough time trying to capture ‘Air’, but I am sure ... ".

Next in sölö mode. Möre Nötes later...

PS The rightmost icicle is about 1 to 1.25 inches long.
QUESTION: Can you tell from which side the solar fire is coming?

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To parvulescubio: at my latitude is almost spring,Shoot_Score 1 03-09 00:29
To Silke: You left out greasy Joan...Shoot_Score 1 02-25 16:49
To whjb: Airing our ideas...Shoot_Score 1 02-24 20:03
To arfer: Sparkles from the sun ...Shoot_Score 1 02-22 21:52
To scottevers7: The nice specular highlights from the sunShoot_Score 2 02-22 20:15
To wishnugaruda: Nice reflections from the light...Shoot_Score 1 02-22 18:16
To Adanac: and soon to be set free.Shoot_Score 1 02-22 18:10
To Alex99: to see unusual into common things.Shoot_Score 1 02-22 18:07
To loot: It comes from above...Shoot_Score 1 02-22 01:01
To marhowie: "The crystal ship is being..."Shoot_Score 1 02-22 00:08
To loot: You did it...Shoot_Score 1 02-21 23:44
To loot: You did it... ;)Shoot_Score 1 02-21 23:20
To JoseMiguel: If I may I would like to include:Shoot_Score 1 02-21 22:30
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Hi Jay,
Great ice formations!
Very good the light reflections on the ice, and the couple of glares, specially the colorful one at the top.
I like a lot the composition made with all that elements.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Cool Jay :)
I like the crystal ship, filled with hot air :)
Reminds me of that metallic blue 327 Camaro with crager mags back in 67 and the 8 track..You remember,
"The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line"

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-22 0:59]
  • [2] [+]

Hi Jay

I got to run to work right now, but I'll be back...

OK, so you did it. I definitively got to give you 10/10 + 1 for neatness for this "out-of-the-box" thinking and great capture of the phenomenon of AIR. I said before (when you started with your "Ode to: Fire, Earth, Air, & Water" series that, "You will have a tough time trying to capture 'Air', but I am sure your ingenious mind will be able to come up with some original representation" and obviously you did not disappoint me. Very well done.

Your question, "Can you tell from which side the solar fire is coming?" is actually very easy. It comes from above i.e. the top side (chuckle).


PS. I quickly took the liberty to write this from work, which I don't normally do or fancy, but I just wanted to finish off what I started at home.

Hi Jay,
that's beautiful, I love to see the air-bubbles inside the ice and there are so nice reflections from the light behind.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Jay
Excellent macro shot on these ice cicles. Great detail showing the trapeed air bubbles inside. The nice specular highlights from the sun add a nice touch.

Hi Jay,
Nice capture and as Loot said I was wondering about the air, well there it is captured for everyone to see, and soon to be set free. Oh Oh now you have me doing it. The light is from the right, Oh no all day, I will play, stop.

Hi Jai.
I like your ability to see unusual into common things. You are really a poet (at photography and as note writer. Interesting subject and nice realization of own creative plans. My compliments and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-22 21:41]
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Hello Jay

A very good close up of these icicles.I like the detail in each,like crystal.The shot is well composed and the sparkles from the sun really make the shot.Very creative .TFS


hi jay,
nice shot, even better notes,
well composed, the light passing through looks good,
tfs & regards

Hi Jay,

Wow, the details on these ice formations are just amazing!
Very beautiful shot with good light and interesting notes.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-24 5:20]

Fantastic, I love ice shots and you have a beauty here. Amazing sharp details captured and I love the composition. Nicely done



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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2007-02-24 18:20]
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Hi Jay,

So you did it. Like most of the others I also thought you bit off more than you could chew with representing air. You certainly proved us all wrong. Very well done with this great shot.


When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail.
And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When blood is nipp’d and ways be foul,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
To-who!—a merry note

YOur challenge: to identify this quote (^o^)

Hi Jay
I understand your words when I see your picture...

yes, at my latitude is almost spring, without a thrue winter.


Very good shot, with a GREAT POV!!
Your nose must have gotten cold to be so
close to the icicles!!

You've done another great macro and your
notes were wonderful!!

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