Thursday, January 21, 2010

A cold snap - Skywatch again

Skating on thin ice anyone?


I know I should of called it "frozen" or "ice ice baby"(but I did sneak one song in) but as a photographer, or should I say snapper, it was the obvious title for you to groan at. Well that's the kind of weather we having been having around these parts lately. So long as it doesn't rain (so dreary) I'll take the ice and snow shots any day. Always amazes me the colours and tones frozen water on a cool, crisp, breeze free winter's day can at sundown over Mooragh Lake can produce. Needless to say manual settings of course to capture the colours and not auto which would bleach out the blue hue of the sky and the deeper blue of those obliging clouds rolling into view. Makes a photographer's life so much easier when the sky complies and those clouds sit atop the trees in the icy lake reflection. The golden yellow tones of the setting sun to break up the blue a bonus. Photographer's are often lazy artists, I know I used to draw and my partner is the artist now. Seconds for me to capture, hours for him to paint.


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48 comments:

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Great shot. Beautiful reflection.
Luiz Ramos

Dewdrop said...

In the spirit of continued punniness, your shot is so COOL! LOL. I love the colors. Ice does reflect differently.

Great to "see" you!

Ben J said...

Good to see you back lass, bad puns and all.

Babooshka said...

Well I'm slowly getting back into in BJ, very slowly. Dewdrop, cool of course I could of had fun with that one too.

Me and my puppies said...

reflections are always so beautiful

KAHVIKISSA ;) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTO AND HAVE A NICE WEEKEND ;)

Merisi said...

Where only clouds dare tread!
Incredibly beautiful reflechtion,
expertly captured.

Tara R. said...

Wonderful sky and beautiful reflections!

Lynn said...

So beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

In the reflection it looks as though the clouds are a huge tree in blossom! What a gorgeous capture, Babooshka! Really stunning! Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Sylvia

Erin said...

tis lovely with that touch of yellow. so like the reflection too.
have a wonderful weekend.

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful lake photo! I like how the clouds reflected on the water!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Amazing the reflections we get on the ice.

ewok1993 said...

Lovely shot.

Artlover said...

Beautiful nature picture and great scene. Very nice reflections on the ice. I like it.

Mojo said...

Actually I think you sneaked at least two songs in there. One by Pink Floyd and one by Jethro Tull. I digress. It's a lovely no matter what you call it Babs. Top shelf.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Babooska,

No Thanks no skating on tiny water, but I try'd on heavy frozen water last week, Thanks for showing

Check my blog with blue, sky or do you prefere skating?

JAnn Holland

Elisabeth said...

Love the reflections...excellent capture. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a grand weekend.

Rune said...

Beautiful reflections and great colors, a pretty picture!

Guy D said...

Wow this one is awesome, incredible reflection.

All the best
GuyRegina In Pictures

J Bar said...

It certainly is incredible.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely, even if cold. The cloud reflection in the water looks like a tree in full leaf.

Actually, it has taken your whole life PLUS a few seconds to create this image. Skill is cumulative.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Great winter shot.

Carver said...

Beautiful reflection and I'm with you about snow and ice over dreary rain.

Jan K. said...

What a fantastic reflection.
We've had a lot of snow and some ice this winter, but in the last two weeks our skies were boring and grey.

Hilda said...

Such a dreamy, smooth reflection.

Glad to see you're still posting every now and then, Babooshka, despite all your copyright problems. I hope you're doing well.

Happy SWF and happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing me home.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot, the colors and the reflections are awesome!

Pietro said...

Charming light and beautiful reflection! Fantastic view!

SandyCarlson said...

Just marvelous, my friend. I am glad you are having some variety in your weather.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Babooshka/Granny: I don't know what took you away from us, nor what brought back but so glad to see you up on the Skywatch list. This photo is breathtaking. If I squint long enough, the Manx fairies start fluttering around the water's edge!

Jan
GDP

Arlene said...

I love the reflection! Great shot!

Happy skywatching!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I really like this photo

Larry D said...

Super photo!

luna miranda said...

the frozen ice is beautiful. fabulous photo.

Light and Voices said...

Perfect frozen pond scene.
Joyce, IL, USA

Alexander said...

The brave ones will. I think I prefer to sit on the side to enjoy the beautiful reflections on the ice. Very lovely photo.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.

Small City Scenes said...

Extreme beauty. Love it. MB

Shannara said...

If you turn the picture 90 degrees to the left it looks like a butterfly.

Lovely reflection

Lisa Wilson said...

Pretty shot! I think I would stay off of the ice, though.

Jon, Ramsey said...

It is good to see you back. I come for the photographs but it is the words that make be chuckle.

Lew said...

Beautiful composition of the ice and sky! Water or ice double our pleasure of the skies.

Maria said...

Mooragh Lake is that located in the north of UK, like in Scotland? Just curious. Thanks for stopping by.

Louis la Vache said...

A bit of a brooding sky you've captured there, Babooshka!

Marie said...

Do you mean photography is a fast art?

The photo is perfect. I would like to be able to take photos using manual settings :-)))

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely sky and reflection!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The sky is even more beautiful because of the reflection in the water. Very nice!

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