Many Frozen Suns
Hello Bob !
Ilove pictures with ice or snow, and this one looks great, with all these sparklesof light - always beautiful how light plays on the ice. I lik the composition, with the strand of grass in a diagonal. Very well done !
How beautiful wintertime can be. Amazing these reflections and refractions of light, heavenly!
I also like your composition with the smooth surface and the blue sky in the back, and these wonderful ice-shapes in the front.
Really well seen and done
An absolute delightful view. The colours captured are great. The glitter of light shining through the grass reminds me of stars in the sky at night time. Amazing end result. It must have been wonderful seeing this scene in real life. Stunning display of silver and glass all in one. Really beautiful. Who needs real bling bling and shine, if you can have natures bling bling and devine?
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations for this outstanding picture! master winter creates wonderfulatmospheres and art works, but we also have to see them. You have taken full advantage of this lightplay in the ice and the natural plastic art you present us is marvellous!
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-12-15 7:22]
Sure I checked this image too :)
It looks amazing with all those shiny spots and in this good composition! Wonderful take, TFS!
- sayat (1457)
- [2008-12-15 7:46]
Nice shot with a striking light effect. Thanks for sharing.
Well, regarding the relative darkness of the unclouded sky, the sun was nowhere relatively "behind" the icy structure, so I differ with you my friend, those flashpoints were most probably reflections, not refractions, the icy substrate in the immediate FG and BG also reflect a bright sun towards the camera, there is no possible refraction angle there, at least that is how I see and interpret this fine scene!
Bob, This is quite a unique image! I don't think I have ever seen a photo that has so many points of refraction or reflection of the sun (not counting the reflected light on water surfaces). What I like most in this photo is the way the blue color of the sky is captured throughout the ice - like a lens inverting the image. I've seen this in water droplets before, but never so clearly in ice!
Thanks for your detailed note, exploring the technical aspects of this phenomenon.
Refraction....I love to play with sun....and ice is what I use..many times in sun dogs as well..Very nice image bob.
Wonderful image Bob,
I may not understand everything about the refracted or reflected light issue, but I think I do know a great photo when I see one, and this one is really neat!! TFS.
What an amazing shot, Bob!
It's so original!
Very good POV.
Amazing light :-)
Very well done,
So as not to replicate what others have said about this photograph... It makes me happy to see images such as this. Great work.
JoeGoff, Louisville, KY