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1/4/2009

Ice Edge Lace

A shot from the deep freeze of last week, taken along the Little River at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The Little here is a mix of salt and fresh, depending on the tide. Tides have been running abnormally high with lunar effects and storms combined this past month so when the cold snap came the ice that formed from a thin layer of fresh water floating on top of the salt was unique. The result was all kinds of interesting patterns…like this one, caught against the flowing water which had dropped a few inches already on the changing tide.

Sony DSC H50 at about 180mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/600th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

Blackpoint to the right in Lightroom. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Rachel Carson NWR Seasons.

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6 Responses to “1/4/2009”


  1. 2 Wendy Hollands
    01/04/2010 at 1:32 pm

    that is really beautiful

  2. 01/04/2010 at 4:27 pm

    Ice crystals make such fascinating shapes.

  3. 01/04/2010 at 8:24 pm

    Oh so lovely!

  4. 01/04/2010 at 10:29 pm

    Nice patterns. I love to see ice formations and whatnot. Very pretty.

  5. 6 Gary Feierbach
    01/05/2010 at 12:52 pm

    Interesting picture but what is that little yellow fork that looks like something to stab olives with.


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