Ledge Rock Abstracts #4

One more from the ledge rock at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

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Ledge Rock Abstracts #3

The third installment of my interpretation of ice patterns on the rocks at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

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Ledge Rock Abstracts #2

Second in a series of natural ice patterns.

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Ledge Rock Abstracts #1

One of my favorite subjects to photograph in the winter is abstract ice patterns.  However, this winter we have had an over abundance of snow and this has covered most of the best spots for me to find the right kind of ice.  A few days ago I went to see if anything had changed and was pleasantly surprised to find bare ledge rock and pockets of ice.  What makes these ice pockets unique is how the water freezes in layers, thus creating random patterns that vary from spot to spot.  No two are ever the same.

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I process first in Adobe Lightroom, then export to Silver Efex Pro 2 for the final version.

Down By The Lake

 

In winter, Lake Superior creates with ice.  Whether it’s by flinging it up on shore with gale force winds or simply by letting the surface freeze, something wonderful will result.  On this particular day the sun was absent and the air was hazy, this spoke to me as perfect for monochrome imaging.  This set of images were taken from the shoreline at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth.  By the way, if you want to wander around the shoreline, bring ice grippers.

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.