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Icy Tears

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 9 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

As groundwater seeps through the cracks in the rock it freezes and almost gives the impression that the rocks are crying.

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice tones on this shot

9 Jan 2010 5:31am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent just 5 stars!!!!
have a good week

9 Jan 2010 5:41am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Enjoy your week also....

Marie LC from Voiron, France

nice tones

9 Jan 2010 8:45am

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! ;-)

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Really amazing sight Eric, thanks for sharing this with us. Oh and you're right, we don't have three months of winter left-I hope!!! ;)

9 Jan 2010 8:50am

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thank you very much Craig! If spring comes too soon and you need a refresher on winter photography just come on over..... ;-))

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'd have liked to see those icy tears a little closer.....somehow there must be a different way of cropping the image to give impact to those tears.....

9 Jan 2010 9:03am

@Japanalia: Thank you Gabriela! Let me look through my other shots and see if there is anything I can find.... ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ice sculptures are one of my favourite things, they are magical, this is excellent! makes me think that artist who created chandeliers must have been inspired by these, I just love it! and the stratefied rock to the right is gorgeous, def 5 stars

9 Jan 2010 9:47am

@Lorraine: Thank you very much Lorraine! You are too kind..... ;-)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

very beautiful image~~:)

9 Jan 2010 9:57am

@kate: Thank you very much Kate! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking good icicles reminding me of The Chronicles of Narnia. The foreground is pretty over exposed though Eric, I wonder if a top end curves adjustment might bring some highlight details back.

9 Jan 2010 10:21am

@Curly: Thanks very much Curly! Have not done any processing on this shot so will definitely give it a go..... ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Another nice winter scene!! It seems some sculptures there!!! :-)

9 Jan 2010 1:53pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena! Just Mother Nature having fun..... ;-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Beautiful winter shot!

9 Jan 2010 2:11pm

@Jen: Thank you very much Jen! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very good and great colors

9 Jan 2010 2:55pm

@Veronique: Thank you Veronique! ;-)

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

lovely, I like the contrast of the snow against the rock, would love to see a closer shot

9 Jan 2010 4:27pm

@BJ: Thanks very much BJ! Let me look at my other pictures and see if there is anything there I can send you.... ;-)

Frida from Sweden

Ice can form so many impressing shapes. This is a beautiful capture.

9 Jan 2010 6:14pm

@Frida: Thank you very much Frida! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

It sure does look like it! What a beautiful scene! Gorgeous!

9 Jan 2010 6:39pm

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe image! J'aime beaucoup!

9 Jan 2010 6:49pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
yes, the title is suitable for this beautiful, natural color presentation. I like the light blue touch. We will all get some nice days in the snow and then it's over. Our photos always remain in memory of it. I wish you and your family a beautiful Saturday evening. Drive carefully. Here, it was snowing today until the afternoon.
Dear greetings Christel

9 Jan 2010 6:55pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! If you are looking for a nice winter vacation with an opportunity to see lots of snow you should come over to western Canada for a visit..... ;-)

vu@granby - gilles daigneault from Granby, Québec, Canada

Bravo Eric!
Love this one too.


gilles d.

9 Jan 2010 9:18pm

@vu@granby - gilles daigneault: Thank you very much Gilles! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful capture and very lovely composed picture ! Today is sunny here, much warmer :))

9 Jan 2010 9:21pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! Glad to hear you are coming out of the deep freeze..... ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Amazingly beautiful!

9 Jan 2010 9:59pm

@Tracy: Thank you very much Tracy! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool. Maybe they are...

9 Jan 2010 10:32pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara! ;-))

k@ from Paris, France

The most beautiful tears Mother Nature offers ! Bravo !

10 Jan 2010 10:03am

@k@: Merci beaucoup Karine! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is fantastic. What a sight! You were lucky to see this -- and kind to share.

11 Jan 2010 12:06am

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Amazing shot ! beautiful winter landscape.

12 Jan 2010 3:22am

@Satvik: Thank you Satvik! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice one my friend..very lovely....

12 Jan 2010 7:39am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you Marcel! ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/90 second
F/4.5
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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