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on Feb 26, 2008 in Landscape Photography

1st Floor View

There are days when you know there is snow waiting for you on the drive to move, it’s blowing out and the thermometer is trying to break 20. Near the end of winter, these kind of days like we had this past weekend (4′ of new snow in 36hrs) just don’t stir one to get out and shoot. Then, there are the rest of the mornings and the view out the 1st floor window is like this


and beautiful light greets you. It’s then I run out the door with camera in hand looking for subjects. Many subjects are created in the darkness of night as winter freezes, bracing in its attempts to hold on one more day against the warming spring sun. One subject that seems to elude me quite often are icicles. The biggest problem is being able to work them so you have a clean background. That just ain’t easy. Well, today one grew long enough during the night so on my explorations I just happened upon it before the sun had reached it or the background. It turned out purty cool…whatja think?



Now my neighbors have always thought, rightfully so, I’m nuts. But today I think I cinched it as I hung out my 2nd story office window with one leg in the air photographing over and over again ice dripping. But to me, it was a glorious find!

Photo captured by D3, 105VR on Lexar UDMA digital film