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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-17
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ice in any shape!, River Gaula [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-21 2:51
Viewed: 4506
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is a sure sign of spring when the ice on the river is breaking up!

Here we can see how the broken ice is packing up in a narrow stretch in the river. In years with more ice this can cause problems and flooding, but this winter we hardly had ice at all. We only had a couple of days with -15C so the ice this year is very thin.

A close-up on the breaking ice is uploaded as workshop.

In a couple of months the salmon will enter the river...

fyapici, Jamesp, jcoowanitwong, Alex99, Silvio2006, mikou, SkyF, HaBeMa, jmp, JPlumb, XOTAELE, zeca, jhm, mlines, Juyona, jeanpaul, Silke, nainnain, oscarromulus, NellyD, izler, valy67, ramthakur, anel, dew77 has marked this note useful
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Hi Pablo,
I've never seen before a view like this. Very interesting and strange for me. Thank you very much. Nice panaroma, perfect done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-21 4:18]

Hi Pablo

Great shot - the ice is well in focus and non is blown.I especially like the contrast between the ice and the trees.


Hi Pablo,
Sight unseen to me. Great composition, sharpness, and exposure. Thanks for sharing this end of season picture. Regards,

Hi Pablo,
Nice shot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-21 8:44]

Hi Pablo.
Simple enough subject but how well you have presented it. Skill to see beauty in common things or phenomenon is sigh of creative and sensitive person. I like framing and selected for capturing scene, expressive and impressive lighting, excellent details and combination of lights and shadow. Your note is shot but very nice too. Thank you so much. My best wishes.

bonjour pablo
alors ça y est fini le patin a glace,vive le conoe kayak!
belle prise de vue.

Hi Pablo, yesterday we have snow, but sprin is coming, beautiful view with breaking ice, wonderful delicate colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-21 11:23]

Hi Pablo.
It be truly a joyful signal about early coming spring for you.
I like this composition and cold blue color of these icy floes.Very good exposure and focus.Also great detail in WS.Well done!!
TFS and best greetings,Milos.

hi pablo,
nice shot, liked the composition, nice point of view, the effect of light on the broken ice looks lovely,
tfs & regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-21 11:58]

Hi Pablo,
ahh spring is near.. no more ice fishing ;-).
Great shot a lot of wonderful textures you captured. Great POV to really enjoy the contrast of the ice and the trees.

Hi dear Pablo;"ice break"-kırık buz";good composition job,good sharp-colors...:-]]

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-21 14:46]

Hi Pablo

Now this is definitely a clear sign of spring!
Very nice photos, my friend!...to bad we don't have any audio next to them to hear them crack :)
I like both of your photos and the very good exposure and contrasts in them.
The perspective here is nice and the composition is lovely, with the arch forming towards the right part.
Hope to see more "spring" shots from you ;)

Cheers and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-21 16:58]

Hi Pablo,
Very nice view of this so cold river. Perfect composition and wonderful light.
TFS, José M.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-03-21 18:55]

Hi Pablo, as long as its not flooding you have to be happy with a scene like this one. Good lighting on this one has allowed you to capture great textures from this breakup.

Thanks, John

El agua que retorna a su estado normal..
perfecta presentación Pablo y muy buenos detalles en un estupendo panorama.
Saludos, JL.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-03-21 23:30]

Hello my friend Pablo!
Very nice capture of this beautiful moment of the northern's nature, happy for its inhabitants who will be enjoying the spring for the next months, and summer finally!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-22 3:16]

Hi Pablo,

I read that there are salmon, perhaps you take than a picture with the salmon in action shot above the water. Splendid composition with the breaking ice and the part of the river, also your WS is very well as detailed photograph.TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hi Pablo. I like to see this scene especially from a distance. It seems spring is on the way in Norway now.
-15 C sounds pretty cool to me. Actually 15 is cool here!
TFS. Murray.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-22 5:28]

Excelente disparo Pablo,
bello pov, y genial compo.
los detalles son excelentes, la iluminacion de la escena es preciosa, saludos amigo.

Hi Pablo
Une superbe image hivernale, avec une belle présentation.
Mais je commence à avoir hâte d'en sortir de cet hiver ici il a tombé 2 pieds de neige dans les 5 derniers jours, pas toi? Ça donne quand même de belles images comme la tienne.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Intéressant angle de vue. C'est presque martien comme paysage.
Bonne journée.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-22 12:54]

I would never have thought to shoot something so everyday! You have managed to turn the mundane into magic here: great details, fabulous composition

hello PABLO
tres belle photo, originale, bonne profondeur
bravo et merci

You have an unusual talent not only to photograph nature
but to observe it and share it beautifully with your TN
The shot of the FULL view, the PANORAMA, is a joy to
The vegetation in the B/G gives it extra DRAMA.
Very well done, well composed, clear & sharp.
Yes, I like it very much.
Greetings from Canada, Mario.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-03-23 12:51]

Hi Pablo,

That's something new to me and it's a fascinating view of the ice breaking.
You're capture is beautiful, and I like the details the ice is showing. A sign of spring indeed :-)
Great shot!

Greetings, Nel

I remember from my Alaska days how significant an occasion break-up can be. People would place bets on the day and hour for a particular river. This is a really interesting shot. It has been an unusual winter for sure.

Evelynn : )

Hi Pablo,
I've only seen this a few times, but then it was created by an ice breaker to keep the canal open for the boats. For me this looks like thick ice, but I am sure that you are used to much thicker ice.

The composition is great, nice and simple with a wonderful curve from where the water is visable.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-24 12:45]

hello pablo
here is different and beautiful winter photo. i like perspective and pattern of ice pieces. composition, point of view, lighting, details and framing are great
thanks for sharing

Hello Pablo!
Looks like spring is coming to Norway too! Your ice looks very similar to ours..:o) Neat shot, I like the textures the ice makes and the opened water in the corner...TFS

thanks for your comments on my PHoto" Iceberg Ahead! (18)" ;O)

Olá Pablo

Uma imagem interessante e cores atraentes.
Bonita composição, um trabalho fantástico!


Hello Pablo,
This is a nice subject that you capture very well. This is something similar to what I can see near home too on the Richelieu's river :) Spring is coming! As usual, details, exposure, POV and composition are very good. I also like those tones of colors. Thanks,

Hello pablo !
For you winter seems to be over, but in France, after some very warm weeks, we have snow again ! Weather is completely crazy. Anyway, it is a great picture, full of hope. You have managed to capture a great moment. Excellent details, colors, exposure and composition, as usual from you. Very well done !

Hi Pablo,
You have selected the details for this picture with discerning artistic eye. The mass of broken ice, the triangle of clear water wedged into it, the bare bushes on the banks of the river and the dark forest beyond it. The three zones merge into a cohesive and lovely composition.
Thanks, and sorry for my late response to this image.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-26 14:37]

Hello Pablo,
That's something we almost nerver see on our latitudes. You have made a good composition, taking a part of the already water in your picture. Good contrast also with the trees in the back.
Best regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-26 14:40]

Hello Pablo,
Magnificent landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,framing and large DOF are excellent.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-27 0:29]

hi pablo,
quelle image suprenante, nous ne somme pourtant pas dans le grand nord ? Le rendu de la lumière sur cette glace est très bon, une belle atmophère paisible ce dégage.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-01 13:43]

Hi Pablo

Wonderful textures and shapes on this breaking ice. Excellent POV and composition. Great exposure




I have to say I share Alexei's thoughts exactly. Such a simple subject and shot presented to very well. always pointing out the parts of nature we all take for granted and doing it so very well.


Hi Pablo,

what I am dreaming that's right to be on the river while the ice is breaking. due to the busy office life I lost so many springs for this wonderful moment. So I consider you are a lucky man, who captured a right moment!


Hi Pablo,

fascinating view, hard to be seen here, excellent details.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-14 5:27]

Hi Pablo,
another excellent presentation and with textures of the ice.
Lovely presentation.


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