Still Learning To See

Ice Daze

The days have been full lately working on a number of projects and enjoying life. I’m grateful!

Although I know some do not share my opinion, this cold weather is such a gift for me as a photographer. The streams and rivers, after having been open all winter, have begun freezing over completely in the colder weather we’re having.

Yesterday Rob and I visited a new stretch of water—near Camel’s Hump—and will explore more today.

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I sometimes have to laugh at myself when I think I must constantly find “new and exciting images!” In reality each of these ice structures is miraculous. Simply put, it is up to me to find ways to see them that share what I see.

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This is what the stream looks like with Rob in the distance (being very careful!). A wet foot is no problem, but I’m past the stage of risking life and limb for that “perfect” photograph.

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This entry was published on January 22, 2016 at 10:14 am. It’s filed under Abstract, Ice, John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Vermont, Winter and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “Ice Daze

  1. ehwfram on said:

    There are others of us who love the winter too – cold & all! But it makes it all the more special to see these lovely images – examples of the beautiful details that illustrate this season.

  2. Kelley Taft on said:

    Hi John,

    Is this Ridley Brook on Camel’s Hump Road in Duxbury? If you were there, you were close to our house. I was planning to go down to photograph there yesterday but didn’t get to it. Ridley Brook is so beautiful. I am so grateful each time I drive up or down the road. Such beauty! Thanks for the post. Wonderful photos, as always.

    Kelley

    On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: “The days have been full lately working on a number of > projects and enjoying life. I’m grateful! Although I know some do not share > my opinion, this cold weather is such a gift for me as a photographer. The > streams and rivers, after having been open all ” >

  3. Karen Dailey on said:

    I can only imagine that you and Rob are down on your bellies much of the time when you photograph these marvelous icy pictures! You have to be where the water is running, close to the ground. It’s great to see through your eyes…and your camera lens! Thanks!

  4. Yes, sometimes we are belly-out but more often standing or squatting. After an hour on the ice, my bones feel old even if my spirit grows younger. Rob and I were out again today for an hour on another stream so maybe I’ll have another posting tomorrow.

  5. Great shots, John! I had to smile when I saw your post – Similarly, I spent two hours today photographing ice along the stream before tomorrow’s snow changes the scene yet again. 🙂

  6. No snow predicted up this way, but colder weather threatens to freeze things all the way across. I’d love to see some of your images!

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