Posts tagged “ice

Alaska Week- Day 5

This photo was also taken at the Eagle River Nature Center and is probably close to what Alaska looks like right now. It was taken on our Thanksgiving visit in 2016.


Floating Lady

This mini iceberg reminded me of a reclining ice maiden floating in the glacial waters of Spencer Lake.


Icy Abstract

In the fall, I put a leaf in the freezer in water. In January, I photographed it. And a couple days ago, I edited one of the images.

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Yes, all one leaf photo, duplicated and layered in Photoshop. ūüôā


Ice Blue

Still more Alaska photos to go through. Here’s an in camera multiple exposure (taken at 9:30 a.m.!) layered with another photo to create my impression of Alaska winter.

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Alaska Abstract

Icy Eklutna Lake with some intentional camera movement:

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Eklutna Lake- Two Ways

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Our son-in-law took us for a drive over to Eklutna Lake, which was not yet completely frozen. The icy shoreline proved irresistible to kids and dog who immediately were running and sliding and having a great time.

I realized I haven’t posted as many black and whites as usual- and I do love black and white. So I converted today’s image into a monochrome, although I think I like it better in color.

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Alaska Sunshine

This photo was taken as direct morning sunshine backlit this little orange leaf on the deck railing.

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Alaska Drive-by Number 2

I’m sure this won’t be the last- there were gorgeous views everywhere you looked!

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This is somewhere near Palmer- I think.


Icy Sunset

Another view of sunset at the Eagle River Nature Center

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Five

This row of trees seems to stand guard at the gap in the mountains at the nature center. In browsing through other photos of this area, I noticed everyone seems to take a photo of these same trees. They are somewhat ragtag and gawky looking, but there is just something about them!

At sunset, everything seemed to have a rosy glow.

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I did another edit in black and white, but couldn’t seem to get the effect I wanted. Then I added a teal color layer and a texture, which gives it a snowy look. Just playing!

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Frozen

Here is another view of the frozen landscape at the Eagle River Nature Center.

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Brrrr!

I think all my Alaska photos should be titled Brrrr– it was cold. We didn’t spend a lot of time outside, but I did accompany Justin and Caitlin- and Penny, the golden retriever, on a quick walk at the Eagle River Nature Center, at the Chugach State Park. I saw¬†a very different scene from¬†my visit in August!

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That’s ice on the trees; the only snow was on the mountains. I think this photo was taken around three- thirty.


Sun, Snow, and Steam

I couldn’t resist- here’s another image from our visit to Mammoth Hot Springs. . .

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Icy Abstracts

Icy branches in Yellowstone:

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Ice by our driveway (a week after the snowstorms!):

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Fence Fantasy

Here’s a glimpse of part of the fence¬†on the board walk at the Upper Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park. ¬†I was fascinated by the frozen steam and fog (rime ice) that clung to the railings, as well as to the trees in this magical place.

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After I took the image back into Lightroom, I couldn’t leave well-enough alone- so I played with¬†color to emphasize how icy and cold it was.

20151128-MMA_6362_melinda_anderson-Edit-2My idea of fun on a Friday!