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Ice (open thread)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm
by smulnik
This winter, we haven't had much snow in the Lou (St. Louis :) ) but we have had weeks-long periods of below freezing temperatures, so we've got lots of ice. Here are just a few shots. Please feel free to post your own photos of ice. :)
Sig

Ice accumulation on Mississippi river at the "Chain of Rocks" location. That's one of two water-intake towers next to the bridge.
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View from the bridge. Ice circles have formed behind the Chain of Rocks low-water dam.
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Close up of the ice circles.
A99, 24-70 CZ, F10, 1/1600, ISO 200.
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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 am
by ValeryD
Cool stuff! :)

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:06 pm
by aster
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Hi Sig; :)

These circular ice accumulations or ice crystals are indeed a very interesting phenomenon. Never saw something similar in real life myself. Nicely observed. Looks very, very chilly...

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am
by ValeryD
In your area is very cold winter for today, but I have some old shot.

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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:52 pm
by smulnik
aster wrote:These circular ice accumulations or ice crystals are indeed a very interesting phenomenon. Never saw something similar in real life myself. Nicely observed. Looks very, very chilly...

When I went to the river, I expected to see chunks of ice as in Valery's photo. I was surprised to see the ice circles. It was very cold, and the only people I saw outside were other photographers. All of the "normal" people were at home trying to stay warm. :lol:
Sig

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:09 pm
by smulnik
Valery,
I like all of the drama in your shot. The sharp chunks of ice, the solidness of the train trestle, and a very ominous looking sky. :)
Sig

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 pm
by smulnik
The Grand Basin, leftover from the 1904 World's Fair.
Ice buildup around the fountains.
Sig

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The Art Museum overlooking the Grand Basin.
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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:10 pm
by smulnik
Another set from the Chain of Rocks.
Sig

The ice sits quietly behind the "rapids" at the low-water dam. I'm not an engineer, but I'm guessing that the pressure of the river current rising up and over the low-water dam keeps the larger pieces of the ice-flow pushed back.
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The older of the two water intake towers (at this location) for the city of St. Louis.
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Ice on the rapids.
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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:18 am
by aster
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Hi ValeryD, :)

That is everything a frozen winter may look like indeed. Nice processing as well.


Hi Sig, :)

Every photo in the last two shots are beautiful. You had some spectacular phenomena and architectural elements that contribute to the impact of the frames.

Thanks for sharing both,

Yildiz

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:12 am
by sury
Wonderful shots all around folks.

Sury

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:42 pm
by bfitzgerald
Don't have any ice but it did snow a bit caught the cat outside in "pounce" mode no doubt enjoying the newly found camouflage
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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:35 pm
by bakubo
Flying over Siberia and the Kara Sea at night. Photos from about 12,000 meters high with a Canon G16. Flying from Moscow to Tokyo.

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The following are all ISO 3200 or so.

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The lights are oil drilling platforms:

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Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:25 pm
by sury
Nice shots Henry. Especially the last one.

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:02 am
by smulnik
Love the cat's eyes, and the sunset over the Sea.

Sig

Re: Ice (open thread)

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:06 pm
by Dusty
Sunset over the sea? I thought those were missile launches while overflying N. Korea! ;)

Dusty