Monday, September 30, 2013

# 270 - "Reflections. . ."

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” - Karl Lagerfield 

f/38 @ 1.5 sec.   ISO 140 on a tripod   Polarizer

Icy Blue

When winter comes, cameras generally go into hibernation. One cure for the winter blahs – if cold enough - is to visit a local waterway and look for ice. One of my favorite local spots is my town park that has water flowing throughout it. After walking around the various water routes, I came across ice along the edge of a stream. Upon closer inspection, I found the right spot to capture what was happening around me.

Here, I set up my tripod and added my polarizer filter as I wanted to enrich the blue in the water as well as get that silky feel from the flow. With a small aperture (f/38) and low ISO (140), I could muster up an exposure of one and a half seconds – slow enough to get the effect I wanted in the water! Numerous shots were taken to find the right combination of detailed ice and the silky water texture.

Icy Blue” was that final image!

Bonus Image
View from the deck of my room.


  1. Okay Joe! Now this is on the verge of being my favorite photo of yours. However I am never fond of having favorites! I do love this one. So good! So good! Enjoy!

  2. Oops! Hard to keep up with all your wonderful posts! I certainly love "Icy Blue!" It reminds me so much of a wonderful painting! A wonderful ocean scene! Good thing I don't have a favorite! Every photo you post becomes a favorite! Bravo on this one Joe!