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Friday, January 4, 2008

Ice Photos



We don't get to shoot too many ice pictures in Middle Georgia. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. When nature gives us ice pictures, it is a huge pain for everyone, lost power, can't drive the roads. But when the temperature drops low enough to freeze, be assured that someone's automatic sprinkler system will create a winter wonderland.



All you have to do is get out and find them before they melt. Wednesday I found a fountain in Fort Valley that had a little ice but nothing dramatic. Thursday I went to Perry for an early assignment and found my arctic scene.

A lot of these plants are small so i was working right on the ground. Always makes neat ice shots when you can get the sun in the photo. Ice photographs best when it has the light coming from behind. makes the ice really sparkle.



Dark backgrounds help to make the ice jump out, often the pictures would be just as good in black and white as color. When you can find some color to work into the shot, it makes an interesting image. The top photo with the red leaves just screams.

Look for interesting shapes, and for stems and limbs coated with ice. Water dripping for ice cycles is always cool.



The fountain photo was done at a fairly slow shutter speed causing the water drops to elongate, and the splashes to show up well when they hit the water.

Hope you got some pictures, cause next week we will be in shorts again.

3 comments:

EHT said...

Great ice shots! I had to finally retire my flip-flops, but they aren't far away beside the bed. :)

Freddie Sirmans said...

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TwilightCompanion said...

I remember the ice storm we had in North Georgia in January 05. I was in college up there and had only been in possession of my digital rebel for a month or so. It got a workout that day! Ice is so much fun to photograph! Great shots, Danny!

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