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Photography => Nature => Topic started by: Shortsighted on January 11, 2022, 09:14:38 pm

Title: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 11, 2022, 09:14:38 pm
 Ice can be a source of form and texture when it is not busy being a pain in the ass.
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Unwashed dishes


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Pieces of a puzzle




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Evil Chimera




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Abrasive obstacle




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Swiss Cheese




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Shear Phallicity




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Alien Landscape




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Quicksilver
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Ally on January 11, 2022, 10:28:22 pm
Did you take them today? Do you still have any of your own fingers?
They are so artistic as always. The 2nd one is my favourite.
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Charline on January 12, 2022, 09:12:01 am
I also like ice and snow formations. Haven't ventured out this winter yet.


I have a few from previous years.

Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Charline on January 12, 2022, 09:14:15 am
More....

The third was posted by mistake but I don't know how to remove it.

Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Charline on January 12, 2022, 09:29:06 am
Too many?



Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Ally on January 12, 2022, 10:11:42 am
Wow! They are amazing!
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 12, 2022, 11:18:59 am
Mother Nature can be quite the artisan. It's just a matter of browsing through the gallery of Her creations and pick-up whatever you might fancy. Your sweeping captures shows me that you get the big picture. My cropped sensor does not provide a very wide frame without using a very short focal length lens, which I don't own and therefore cannot deploy to effect.
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Charline on January 12, 2022, 11:30:06 am
I have never used a full frame camera. Sometimes cropping can give a pano effect.



Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 12, 2022, 05:32:15 pm
Sorry, I assumed you were using an FX sensor, which offers a very significant panorama with an 18mm W/A lens. Using such a lens on a DX sensor mimics what would be seen in the viewfinder of a 28mm lens coupled to an FX frame. That is certainly wide, but not astoundingly so. When the subject is spread along a horizontal zone across the frame then cropping does deliver a pseudo-panoramic result. I used it for "Like-minded Skippers" and also for "Snow Dunes" as well as many other times when the top and bottom of the original frame were without merit. Sometimes however, I am forced to stitch two or more frames together to achieve coverage of the subject, as with "Little Rouge Elbow" and "Fowl Play".Like-minded Skippers
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-q33FJvr/0/73410fac/M/i-q33FJvr-M.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-q33FJvr/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vk35vWk/0/ce48ba6f/M/i-vk35vWk-M.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-vk35vWk/A)Snow Dunes

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5pNq933/0/ad7b5044/M/i-5pNq933-M.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-5pNq933/A)Little Rouge Elbow

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Fowl Play
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 16, 2022, 07:06:44 pm
Ice as medium but closer to home.  Feathered visitor of a different sort ... but also one that didn't stay very long.

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TKjw2rM/0/ee260c37/L/i-TKjw2rM-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-TKjw2rM/A)
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Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Ally on January 16, 2022, 07:09:43 pm
Some masterpieces right there!!
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Charline on January 17, 2022, 12:42:15 am
Great ice details!
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Ally on January 20, 2022, 05:35:56 pm
Trying my best to fit in. Actually these are from last year, I made one today, just not as cute.
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 21, 2022, 08:18:38 am
Presente sans explication ... pourquoi?Qu'Est-ce que c'est?
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Ally on January 21, 2022, 08:52:43 am
Presente sans explication ... pourquoi?Qu'Est-ce que c'est?


I froze leaves and flowers with water in the plate. Ice as  medium.
Title: Re: Ice as medium
Post by: Shortsighted on January 21, 2022, 05:19:18 pm
 Oh, oh, that’s brilliant! I must find the theme music to Frozen. Oh wait, I just remembered, I recall deleting it. Rats! Anyway, your idea of incarcerating life within a mantle of ice is certainly very creative. I would never have thought to deliberately sacrifice something living for the sake of art. I take it that you are a cruel mistress and it makes you so much more interesting. Maybe you could use a colouring agent in the water so that it will freeze to the tune of stained glass. Faux amber, perhaps. Just think of the possibilities. Blood red … now I’m really excited.


During the wee small hours of this morning I was stoking a raging nightmare, evidenced at daybreak by an array of crooked pictures on the walls surrounding my bed, but during which time the windows were being aggressively festooned by icy calligraphy describing in exquisite detail the forces at play in the frigid domain just beyond the glass. Upon discovery of this creation I decided to try applying an old legacy lens coupled to bellows to see if I could capture more detail. Alas, the exaggeration of lens imperfections when stretching the latent image over a long distance within the bellows does not provide any improvement beyond using my Canon kit lens and just cropping. I would need to deploy a truly superb piece of glass, such as a Leica lens, Leitz, Zeiss or Schneider lens in order to avoid distortion and chromatic aberration. If I owned one of these brands I would be afraid to handle it.
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You can make out the fuzzy edges and spectral smear even in the viewfinder. I can’t expect much better from a cheap legacy lens.
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Soon Helios made his appearance and nature’s handiwork deconstructed to become a shear sheet-flood bound by gravity and wrenched to oblivion. 

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