Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ethereal Ice ~ Multiple Exposures ~ Macro

The Polar Vortex created a few photo ops in our area with ice. The freeze only lasted a couple days, but long enough to freeze over a few local ponds. Snow the week before filled the shallow swale, then we had an overnight rain, and then the deep freeze. Normally the waters are clear when the freeze occurs, but the snow on the bottom of the shallow pond, created a whiter background, than normal. Usually lots of leaves are floating frozen but I think the snow also covered them. The few leaves that were frozen near the surface probably blew into the swale as the freeze was occurring. I used a 200 mm macro pointed straight down at the ice on my tripod and set the shooting menu to multiple exposure,varying the number of shots and camera position on each image. I enjoyed a few of the results and converted them to monochrome in Nik SIlver Efex Pro2.


  1. These are just beautiful, Karen. You have inspired me, again, and I am off on an ice hunt before the weekend rains come.

  2. Not sure how I missed these. Fabulous! Love the texture and light!