Nature’s Art in Ice

Up-stream from where I found the ice tubes or chutes from those earlier posts, there was another ice spectacular that I couldn’t resist.  It was the perfect cross between the chute and the over-turned punch bowl in a stream, house-like, almost…or maybe not…but wonderful, still.

There’s something crazy or magical or even mysterious about this…like looking at the growth rings of a tree without having to cut it open to see them….

20 responses

  1. The patterns are fascinating. I don’t think I’ve ever seen ice like this.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • The patterns are pretty neat…thank you, Meanderer. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

  2. The second from the top is awesome! It looks like a wave that’s been instantly frozen. 🙂

    February 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

    • Thank you, Eve. It does rather look like a frozen wave, doesn’t it? 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:18 am

  3. It is apparent with each photo that you slow yourself to see the details around us, which makes for hauntingly beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

    • Yes, Lahgitana…I do slow down quite a bit to get the photos…and lean precariously out and over the water, balancing myself on rocks…hoping the shots reward me for the potential soaking that I will get if the rock moves or I find myself otherwise in the icy water!! Thank you for your very kind words…and you are most welcome for the sharing of my photos…what a treasure it is to share something so beautiful with others. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  4. Really amazing what ice shapes can develop. Cool images Scott. I love the ripples in that last shot.

    February 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • It is crazy what ice can do, Karen…and thank you. I like the ripples, too. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  5. I really love the last one in particular. The colours are beautiful and there’s a sense of the ice starting to thaw…

    February 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…I rather enjoy the last one, too. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Your capture is amazing.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Thank you, Bonnie…very nice words. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  7. Nature, the mistress of the earth, is indeed the greatest of all artists. Thanks!

    February 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    • She does create some wonderful works of art, Robert…thank you.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  8. victoriaaphotography

    Wow (is all I can say), but I’ll add that I think these are the most amazing photos of ice formations I’ve seen.

    February 2, 2012 at 5:00 am

    • I think I will have to render my own “Wow,” Victoria…thank you so much! 🙂

      February 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

  9. Ice formations are incredible, that third shot really looks like moving water you have “frozen” with a fast shutter speed, and as for the “toes” image, that’s just plain weird!

    February 3, 2012 at 1:03 am

    • Yes, Malc…incredible is what they are…no sense even trying to explain them…and I thought the “toes” shot was weird, too! Thank you.

      February 3, 2012 at 6:56 am

  10. Hi again, Scott–a very good series,but the fifth one in this series is really spectacular, and the one before it is a very close second, to my eye. I’m enjoying looking at your work for the first time, and I’ll be back, too. Thanks for letting you’ve been liking some of mine, as well!

    March 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    • Hello, Gary – yes, the fifth one is my favorite…and nice little toes on the fourth one…rather incredible the way the ice forms. I’m glad you’re enjoying the site. I hope to see you often. And you are welcome, too. 🙂

      March 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

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