Winter Photo Experiments

Just a few days ago it was above freezing and while out walking we met a fella fishing below the dam on Griggs Reservoir. Today, after about 5 inches of fresh snow, we woke up with temperatures hovering around zero degrees Fahrenheit. We decided to spend the morning making arrangements for a birding trip to Florida.

After that task was out of the way, it seemed like a walk might be in order even though it had only warmed to around 10 degrees. We bundled up and headed out feeling a little better about the adventure because the strong winds of yesterday were gone.

I’ve always been fastened by the patterns and designs that wind makes in sand and, while not an incredibly original idea, thought it might be interesting to see what the wind had done to the recent snow. We also wondered what unusual natural phenomena may have resulted from the very cold temperatures. Also, what other types of pictures would be available given the low angle of the sun and the resultant high contrast.

So below are the results of our photo experiments:

Blades of grass defy the wind and snow.

Blades of grass defy the wind and snow.

Grass along the reservoir shore.

Grass along the reservoir shore.

Colors

Colors

Hanging on.

Hanging on.

or ice lily pads

Ice lily pads

Ice pancakes?

or ice pancakes?

Sun over the frozen reservoir about 3:00 in the afternoon.

Sun over the frozen reservoir about 3:00 in the afternoon.

Patterns and shadows.

Patterns and shadows.

The reservoir frozen smooth.

The reservoir frozen smooth, Donna.

Unusual ice formations on the reservoir.

Unusual ice formations, Donna.

Pigeons on wires.

Pigeons

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Thanks for stopping by.

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