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Ice Storm Photo Series

December 16, 2007

Before it all started melting, I went on a nature walk and got some photos of last night’s ice storm.

This is a close up of a branch that snapped under the weight of the ice.

Ice Storm Photo 1

This one is of blades of grass.

Ice Storm Photo 2

This one is of icicles.

Ice Storm Photo 3

This one is of a puddle which reflects ice-covered branches and power lines.

Ice Storm Photo 4

  1. December 16, 2007 6:03 pm

    gorgeous pics! but brr. I’m ready for summer! We didn’t get any ice (or at least, not in my specific neighborhood, which is as far as I’ve ventured today), for which I am thankful. Ice is the worst to deal with, as pretty as it can be to look at!

  2. thecanvasgrey permalink
    December 16, 2007 9:13 pm

    So absolutely beautiful…photography interest you? Cause these are captivating!

  3. December 17, 2007 11:29 am

    Thanks Deb and CanvasGrey. I have fun trying to use my camera as best I can, but I don’t know that much about it (I mean I haven’t read the manual or ever taken a class). I look at other people’s photos and emulate the styles that capture my attention most.

  4. Accountable permalink
    December 17, 2007 11:50 am

    Awesome pictures! As Deb has said, the ice is beautiful to look at, but trying to drive or get anywhere can be deadly.

    I’ll take the PITA snow anyday over ice.

  5. colorblindcupid permalink
    December 17, 2007 4:42 pm

    We got two of those last year and one this year. Last year’s was so beautiful – we took lots of pictures. However, it killed half the plants in my yard, including a huge evergreen tree (HUGE tree – so we haven’t had it removed yet – too expensive, just big ugly dead tree, sigh…). It’s kind of ethereal when it’s all in that frozen landscape for a while though – and so quiet. Very peaceful (from inside in the warmth!).

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  7. karriew permalink
    December 17, 2007 6:34 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the grass.

  8. December 17, 2007 8:39 pm

    Accountable, what is PITA snow? We got my daughter some real snow boots so that we will be able to go out and play in it if we ever get any.

    CBC, it was really quiet until about noon when the sun came out and melted it and it crashed down out of the trees for about half an hour. It was coming down in chunks and shattering on the ground!

    FFPT and Karrie, thanks! I enjoyed taking these photos and I’m glad you all liked looking at them. 🙂

  9. Accountable permalink
    December 18, 2007 7:30 am

    PITA = Pain In The A$$ snow! :LOL:

  10. December 18, 2007 8:49 am

    Accountable, oh now I get it. Thanks for putting up with me!

  11. December 18, 2007 5:56 pm

    I know this was a scary storm for you guys, but the pictures are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  12. December 18, 2007 10:54 pm

    Wow! We had a storm like that in Houston one time. It was shocking to see how quickly a Live Oak can get snapped asunder. I hope everything is OK there.

  13. December 19, 2007 8:10 am

    Everything is fine now; just a few branches need to be hauled away. Thanks for your concern. Now we are looking forward to snow on Christmas Eve!

  14. globetrotteri permalink
    December 19, 2007 10:33 am

    Beautiful photos! What kind of camera do you use?

    We had a big ice storm awhile back in Ottawa, Canada. It was a little scary. We were snowed in for ages. Power lines were down. There was so much damage in Toronto, they declared a state of emergency. But Wow. It was gorgeous. Just taking one step outside took your breath away. Everything looked so clean and new. It’s amazing how a storm can do so much damage and be so beautiful at the same time. It’s Mother Nature at her best.

  15. December 19, 2007 12:52 pm

    We have a Canon PowerShot SD550. I took the Christmas ornament photos on the manual setting so that I could change the ISO to 400. Otherwise, I usually just use the automatic setting and take a couple of shots to make sure the camera is getting what I want. Sometimes I think it is focused on one thing, but then I see that it has focused on something else. I still haven’t read the manual, even though we’ve had the camera for nearly 2 years. Crazy, huh?

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