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Icicles in Melt

I took this one in Colorado during Christmas vacation. Patience, and a LOT of shots, was the key to capturing this. No Photoshop here.

Icicles in Melt

I took this one in Colorado during Christmas vacation. Patience, and a LOT of shots, was the key to capturing this. No Photoshop here.

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Well spotted drop. Worth the effort
Clint: Thanks. It did take some effort.
Patience paid off. This is a wonderfull 2500th of a second of history.

It's interesting how the smaller droplet from each icicle is exactly half way between the tip of the icicle and the larger droplet at eactly the same time.

I see no Photoshop involved here, but perhaps there could be. A slightly lighter background - a levels adjustment - would enliven the image a little more, I think. Your patience far exceeds mine.
Clint: I do like the composition. I wish that I would have focused on the tip of the nearer icicle. That would have enhanced the image as well.

The background is rather dark. I was actually leaning against the wall of the house, looking up at a 45 degree angle with the cloudy, overcast sky as the background. I was trying to catch this against a blue sky, but nature didn't want to cooperate.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2007, 12:36
great work clint.very good capture
Clint: Thanks Nev.
I love this shot, anything to do with water, ice and droplets of water always catch my attention. I love how each drop of melted ice is almost exactly the same length away from the icicle. This must have taken hours, standing by, watching the drip pattern, guesstimating when the next drop of melted ice would fall, then trying to get the shot at the exact right time. The only thing that could make this picture better, as I look at it, would be to have had a bit of a higher aperture in order to get both icicles in focus.

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camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
exposure mode full manual
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sensitivity ISO400
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