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Suspended in Ice - Part Five
Lens: Tamron 90 macro, Pentax 1.7x converter, Pentax 40mm Camera: K-5 Photo Location: South Algonquin, Ontario 
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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03-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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Fascinating. The last two remind me of a spider or more likely an octopus.
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Interesting work Tess. I like the color of the leaves in the first one. The last two have a transparent feel to them.
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beautiful compositions tess.... should be matted and framed... love the creative bent in your last two pics.... dave m

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I am so glad you are still working on the series and are nice enough to share them with us. Those two conversions to B&W then sepia are so lovely and delicate. I think they are my favorites.
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OOOOooooo - I really like the converted ones. Surreality + sharp detail = a very cool and unusual photograph.

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Another nice series Tess. Very well done.
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Excellent - when't the gallery opening ?

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A great series. I especially like the last 2. Gives the feeling of being underwater.
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always a pleasure to look at your work, and these are no exceptions
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Very creative. I like the last two photos best.
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Nicely done Tess - I see you really got into it .
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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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QuoteOriginally posted by Bruce Clark Quote
Fascinating. The last two remind me of a spider or more likely an octopus.
Thanks for having a look Bruce!

QuoteOriginally posted by leptim Quote
Interesting work Tess. I like the color of the leaves in the first one. The last two have a transparent feel to them.
Thank you leptim, the rich colours were due to the sunset I think. Thank you for commenting.

QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
beautiful compositions tess.... should be matted and framed... love the creative bent in your last two pics.... dave m
Thanks so much Dave.......

QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
I am so glad you are still working on the series and are nice enough to share them with us. Those two conversions to B&W then sepia are so lovely and delicate. I think they are my favorites.
Thanks Susan... I am so happy you like those last two. I think that is the "feel" I like most in the results.

QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
OOOOooooo - I really like the converted ones. Surreality + sharp detail = a very cool and unusual photograph.

Jer
Thank you Jer!
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Another nice series Tess. Very well done.
Thank you bluestringer!

QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Excellent - when't the gallery opening ?
In my dreams!!

QuoteOriginally posted by Dice Quote
A great series. I especially like the last 2. Gives the feeling of being underwater.
thanks so much Dice...

QuoteOriginally posted by Cee Cee Quote
always a pleasure to look at your work, and these are no exceptions
cheers
Very kind of you to say Cee Cee! Thank you!

QuoteOriginally posted by jnguyen Quote
Very creative. I like the last two photos best.
Thanks so much !! Yes, I think the last two are the ones I will keep.
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