Ice on the Elbow

After the big snowstorm Monday night, the clouds cleared and towards the evening, the light was beautiful and I was pulled outside.

Before the sun set, I photographed the sunlight on the tree boughs along the path to the Elbow river.  Getting down to the river, the snow was over a foot deep. It was fun to walk along and photograph this river delta just before night fell, looking for interesting relationships in the landscape.

I walked to the far side before I found some breaks in snow and ice where I could see the water.

I used a telephoto lens to close in on the ice formations with a tripod to keep the camera steady over the exposures which stretched up to 10 seconds.

I returned home under moonlight which was very enjoyable as well

2 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Great images.
    I especially love the last one in Black and White.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  2. love the ice going into the water(at least that is what it looks like) Freeman Patterson has a shot like this. i like the shot of the branches. i tried this the other day but just wasn’t happy with the light and composition. Good to see that yours worked out.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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