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.

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.

Welcome to the Future

2020…it sounds very futuristic.  In many ways, compared to what I’ve grown up with, it is the future, just not quite the one I was expecting.  I raised myself on a steady diet of science fiction books and films, so I thought I would have a flying car by now.  Sure, we have computers for home use that are amazing, smart phones, smart watches and even Artificial Intelligence, but where is my flying car?  We can video chat with anyone around the world, we can travel long distances in short amounts of time, (if you don’t count going through security) but no flying car!
Oh well, here’s to the future as it is and a toast to what the future will look like for us photographers.  And leading off the new year, here’s an image that caught my attention while hiking along the rocky beach in Split Rock State Park in northern Minnesota.

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I’m guessing that the log was flipped by wave action which reoriented the icicles.