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Ice Storm Blues. January 19, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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We’ve had quite a winter storm here over the last couple of days, with heavy, wet snow followed by sleet and freezing rain.  It’s made driving perilous, and shut down schools and some state offices and businesses.

Today seemed to be the end of it, at least until Thursday night when we’re expected to get the next Weather Event.

And being that we had some iced trees down here in the river bottom, I figured it might be interesting to get up into the hills to see what had accumulated there.

The answer, of course, was…ice!

Here’s a shot I took up in Hawley of a fallow field as sunset approached:

It was snowing lightly but insistently, and I got a bit of it on my lens.  I kinda liked the effect, so I left it.

I’ll have a few more to share with you later, though they’ll probably be black and whites, as the light was generally pretty flat.

For now, it’s “G’Night, Folks!”

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1. U - January 22, 2011

Those colors in the sky are really something…I can’t figure them out! Almost looks like Northern Lights. Bet you caught it at just the right second.

2. susan - January 23, 2011

Amazing colors, indeed.

3. susan - January 23, 2011

The colors really are amazing.

4. littlebangtheory - January 23, 2011

Well then, Susan, thank you twice! 🙂

Ursi, it does look like the Northern Lights.

Actually, the bright sun was just busting through under some heavy, purple-tinged clouds, and in order to get the landscape exposed without burning out the sun-area I used a graduated 3-stop filter (to darken the sky) which has something of a magenta hue (though it purports yo be “neutral density,” meaning it’s colorless.) The resulting photograph was quite dark, and when I brought up the levels to the point where the small patch of blue sky was actually blue, this is what the rest of the shot looked like.

To me, this crosses the line between pure nature photography and what I see as “photographic art.”


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