Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter in Black and White

Although it's been very cold here lately, we haven't gotten a lot of snow. As a result, all my efforts for winter wonderland types of pictures have been foiled. The snow's not lying very thickly on the ground and it's rather dull and gray-ish. So, imagine my surprise when I took a hike with my dog and came home with some pictures I rather like.

The water in the stream must have frozen at different rates, leaving these beautiful patterns in the ice.



And, because it's so crisp and clear outside, the sun reflects just magnificently off the water that's still running.


Wow.

12 comments:

wlstarn said...

very cool (um) ice patterns!
It's even cold here in the deep south: we currently have frozen pipes. Stay warm!

Karen L R said...

the top photo looks like rice paddies from the air! these are way cool, vivien!

Michigoose said...

You don't need me to tell you you have a wonderful eye, but YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL EYE! ;)

Thanks for sharing...and for risking your fingers.

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

VIvien,
these photographs are stunning. I see a book in your future.

Cindy said...

Once again, amazing, amazing photos! You really do have a wonderful eye!

Virginia A. Spiegel, Artist said...

Beautiful photos. Exactly what makes winter bearable. Thanks you for sharing!

Carole said...

Amazing! photos... what an eye...

Beena said...

Beautiful pics!

Elizabeth Rosenberg said...

Gorgeous photos, Vivien. The most beautiful "flowing lines." You are a very talented photographer!

Natalya Aikens said...

a new branch for your artistic career perhaps?

imquilternity said...

Beautiful photographs!

kanishk said...

looks like rice paddies from the air! these are way cool

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