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Ice Abstract

One of my resolutions this winter was that I was going to get out and photograph, despite the fact that I hate the cold.  And so last weekend I did, in fact, brave the cold and went out in the snow to make photographs at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. 

The day was very dreary and overcast with thick cloud cover, so the conditions weren’t particularly good for landscapes.  So rather than fight the facts, I decided to concentrate on something else.  And once I allowed myself the luxury of accepting that I wasn’t going to be making landscape photos, I found that I became more receptive to seeing other things.  One of the things that grabbed my eye and that I spent time photographing was abstract cracks in the ice, which I had pre-visualized as contrasty black and white images.

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Lines In The Ice

Copyright Howard Grill

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6 Responses to “Ice Abstract”

  1. Mark Says:

    If it weren’t for ice, I probably would never go out in the winter to photograph! :-)

  2. Howard Says:

    I am starting to understand why!

  3. Bernie Kasper Says:

    Cool shot Howard you see being out there isn’t all that bad is it lol !!

  4. Howard Says:

    The best part about it was that there was virtually nobody else in the park. I had it all to myself. But it was cold!

  5. ken bello Says:

    I really like shooting ice and ice formations and this is a particularly nice shot. They have an abstract quality without actually being abstract.

  6. Howard Says:

    Thanks Ken. I do like abstract shots. The only thing that bothered me with this series was that the lines were out on a frozen lake and I had to use my 400mm f5.6 lens to shoot them from a distance, resulting in not enough depth of field.

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