Etching in Ice

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Once again I have gone in search of patterns in the ice along the lake shore.  Conditions have not be favorable this year for the kind of patterns I’ve found in past years, but I did manage to find a couple to play with.

Frosty Art

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I decided to experiment with a couple of my frost images, first layering the two images, then masking out part of the background and finally adding color to parts of the image.  I may do more work with this technique in the future.

Burning Frost

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Once again it’s time to go play in the attic.  My old windows have a talent for displaying amazing patterns of frost in the winter and I love taking my camera and macro lens up there to explore and photograph the resulting art.  After a bit of interpretation on my part, the patterns take on a different look than when they are on the glass.

So Much Ice

Another example of the effects of wind driven waves leaving ice high up on the rocks along Lake Superior. The ice reaches nearly 100 feet above the waterline. This is from Split Rock State Park along the Minnesota’s north shore.

Icy Chains

Along the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior at Gooseberry Falls State Park is a line of stone posts and chain barrier. When winter winds kick up big waves, the rocks and chains become collecting points for ice.