Posts tagged “ice

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.

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Fairyland

It was 5 below as we walked along the board walk in the Upper Terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs. ¬†Although I’d been here before, this was my first visit to the terraces in the snow. ¬†The sun shining through the icy trees and steamy mist gave the scene an ever-changing¬†magical appearance; these photos can only hint at the exquisite beauty we witnessed.

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