Jan 022011

ISO 80; f/2.8; 1/125; 7.7mm; 8:40AM; Digital Macro (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

Before this week, I would have thought that finding a photo of “winter” here in southwest Arizona would be difficult.  But with this unusual cold snap, our morning temperatures have been 28F two mornings in a row — and we may can expect at least two more such frigid mornings.  For an RV park, this means lots of frozen water hoses for those that did not let their water run from their faucets over night.

I knew it was cold enough for water to freeze, but still, I was surprised when I saw the ice on this puddle.  (O.K. I was also surprised to see a puddle.. but it did rain all day Thursday and I guess it is slower to evaporate in winter.)

Post processing consisted of a run through Topaz deJpeg, then Topaz Adjust/Photo Pop.  I used Aperture to add definition to the ice, and then I add polarize to just the ice.  Final stop was to add a bit of vignette.

  14 Responses to “2. Winter”

  1. I thought petroglyph too. Nicely shot, no glare on the ice.

  2. I’m in agreement with Bobbie on the petroglyph! I really like the processing but I’m envious that’s what your winter looks like! :)

  3. Winter – southwest style?! Good job on the post-processing.

  4. I thought at first this was a petroglyph–it a great abstract,

  5. Brrr… and it was in the 50’s in Massachusetts this weekend. The weather is topsy-turvy.

  6. Love the processing. Great shot.

  7. Very cool image…

  8. Great shot and nice processing.

  9. Hard to remember that “winter” is relative since I have always lived in a snowy area. Great shot…the definition and detail is great…but it looks like “spring” to me….now where are the dafodills?

  10. Wow – great processing. It’s tough to get good images of ice but this one really pops.

  11. Looks like a stream with a sheet of clear plastic in it, where is the snow and the ravenous polar bears that the get around Nebraska? LOL

  12. Great rock collection in your frozen puddle, nice job on the processing!

  13. Oh gosh, look at the agates and jasper and … wow … would I like to be there rock hunting! Good photo and I like the processing.

  14. I think our Nebraska weather is heading your way! lol I have a friend who lives in Phoenix who was sending me pics of the “deep” snow! :)

    This turned out very cool…love the textures and the rich colors! It almost looks like pieces of glass laying on the rocks!

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