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Suspended in Ice - Part Five
Posted By: tessfully, 03-24-2013, 06:09 AM

A few more from this series. I used a lasagna size container and I arranged some birch bark, beech leaves, a maple leaf and fern fronds in 3/4 well water and 1/4 carbonated water before freezing. I have been photographing this set for a week now trying to capture the special something I see in the ice. It is outside melting slowly so I will probably have one more go at it before it turns into a puddle.

Last night's purple and pink sunset provided the nicest light so I propped the ice block up on the picnic table facing the sunset and took a few shots.













I am only now starting to see corners of the Birch Bark, the bottom layer in the ice, which has a lot of burgundy in it.






And a couple I did the other day, back lit by a lamp, and converted to black and white and then sepia for effect...







Thank you for having a look!

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03-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #16
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Nicely done Tess - I see you really got into it .
Thanks mrNewt... yes, with grey days and wintery weather it is nice to have something creative to explore. I do want to try this with some new blooms, eventually.

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I hate to be repetitive Tess, but damn you're good! I love 1&5. (I pictured the concept of setting it up with a thin glaze of water but wouldn't have thought of the Shweppes trick for the bubbles )
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Thanks John. I actually did allow the top of the ice to melt a bit so there was a think glaze in many shots. The bubbly worked really nice. Now I am thinking about food colouring or freezing an ink droplet as it dissipates?


It has been lots of fun. Thanks to everyone for encouraging my experiments!

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You mentioned "purple and pink sunset". Must have taken a bit of self-discipline to priorize which shot to take - the sunset or the 'art'.
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What a great idea. And your results are amazing!
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You mentioned "purple and pink sunset". Must have taken a bit of self-discipline to priorize which shot to take - the sunset or the 'art'.
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Hey Jac, the thing about sunsets here is that our house is surrounded by big trees so we have to go to the lake for a better perspective. I always think if we lived on the lake how many thousands of photos we would have of sunsets. But, when it is dramatic enough we do rush over.

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What a great idea. And your results are amazing!
Thanks so much for having a look Jeff!

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