Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mirror Mirror

Well maybe enough is enough, but I really don't get tired of seeing these beautiful designs appear as a result of this process. These images are ice, yes but different than the other ice shots. On Sunday when I was in the Susquehanna State Park, I saw a small spill over in one of the little streams and there was very translucent ice that had formed as the water spilled over the rocks. The water flowing under the clear ice had made what looked to me like curvy line drawings and the way the light was illuminating the cracked curvy areas made the surface very interesting. So I made several compositions. I really didn't know what I was going to do with the images until I tried some mirroring tonight and came up with these earthy designs. The subtle variations in colors are a result of the material under the ice, such as rocks, soil and mossy material. I was shooting with a 200mm macro lens from a couple feet away from the subject.

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