Assorted Ice Images

I have been busy on other projects but I am getting back to working on the blog. Here are a series of assorted images of ice taken over the years.. The Featured Image is a photo of ice patterns that was on my car windshield one frosty morning taken with my iPhone.

Ice on my old pond, iPhone 6, 4.2mm lens, FF equivalent 29mm
Pond Ice Image taken at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ. Canon 300mm lens,
1.4x Teleconverter, 420mm, 1/40th sec, f/16, Canon 1D mkIV.
Ice Image taken with Polarizing filter to get Rainbow Coloring in Ice. Canon 1D mk IV, 70-300mm Canon DO Lens @ 300mm
ICE Covered Branch, 24-105mm lens @ 105mm, f/5 for softer background, Canon 1D mkIV

Waking Up To An Ice Storm

The other morning we woke up to an overnight ice storm. Sidewalks and paths were covered with ice. But with the sun coming up, the trees were glistening with the ice. I took a series of images out my back door with my iPhone. Since I could not walk out there I was using the iPhone 11 Pro with the 6mm lens (full Frame Camera Equivalent of 52mm) but added different amounts of Digital Zoom with the iPhone. Also most are multi-image panoramas to get the composition I wanted. When adjusting the iPhone files in Adobe Camera Raw I could see what amounts of digital zoom I was using. Camera Raw also gives me the combination of 6mm iPhone lens with the in phone digital zoom amounts in comparable Field of View of a Full Frame Camera Equivalent Focal Length. So the Featured image is 3 images, shot with the 6mm iP11 lens with 401% Digital Zoom for a final Digital Focal length of 207mm. Just thought it was interesting for comparison to a Full Frame Camera.

ICE Storm, iP11 Pro, 6mm lens, 199% digital zoom, Full Frame Field of View ~ 103mm
ICE STORM, iP11 Pro, 6mm lens, 2 img pano & blend, No Digital Zoom, Full Frame Field of View – 52mm
Ice Storm, iP11 Pro, 3 image pano, 6mm lens, digital zoom 204%, 105mm Full Frame Field of View
IceStorm, 4img pano, iP11 Pro, 6mm lens, 249% digital zoom, 129mm Full Frame Equivalent Field of View

Bird Pattern In Ice

I am cleaning up some of my old backup drives, eliminating duplicate files and just generally deleting unnecessary files. And in the process, I also found interesting files to post here. I liked ice images I recently saw on Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog. I found a series of ice images from about 10+ years ago. So I thought I would post some here. The featured image was a 2 shot pano captured with a Canon 70-300mm DO lens @ 300mm, aligned & blended in Photoshop. Also the featured image was photographed in early morning cooler light. It reminded me of a Bird with the beak to the left.


Multi-Image Staggered Ice focus stack @ 300mm, 1.4x Teleconverter

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Lower Section of “bird” Ice Montage @ 235mm


Ice Detail @ 300mm


Ice Patterns @ 300mm


Ice Patterns @ 300mm


Adding Color To Ice

When I was photographing ice years ago I tried using a circular polarizer filter to pull out more detail in the clear ice. I was surprised when I also got rainbow colors in the ice. Thought it was interesting and added interest to the clear ice.

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Rising Sun Backlighting Ice

As I was photographing Ice Bubbles close to the shoreline, I noticed a little further out the sun was giving the ice a nice warm glow. I had forgotten to bring my Polarizing Filter to add some color to the ice, so the warm sun added some color. So I picked an area to shoot a multi shot panorama showing texture and the warm color from the sun.

Snow Ice Storm Here in the Northeast

On Saturday we had a snow storm which turned into freezing rain in the evening. The next day as I was clearing the driveway I noticed the ice was glowing in the trees above me, so I took a break and got a camera to take a few photos to post here.

Polarized Ice

Photographing ice over the weekend and found this piece of ice on a small branch in the water. We tried a few shots and then noticed that adding a polarizing filter added a rainbow of colors in the ice. It might be a little overdone, but I thought it was still interesting. Sometimes you just have to experiment and try different ways to photograph your subjects. You never know what you might come up with. Canon EOS 1D MkIV with Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DO lens.

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Leaf above Ice

Going over files from last year and found this one. When the weather starts getting colder, I like looking for interesting ice patterns in streams or along lakes and hopefully with an item in the composition for a focal point.  I found this leaf stuck in a small twig above this ice formation. I liked the early morning low sun backlighting the leaf, adding warmth, highlighting textures & patterns in the ice. Photographed with a Canon Eos 1D MkIII with a Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM @ 300mm, 1/100 @ f/8, ISO 400. I also used High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop to help bring out details & textures in the ice and leaf.

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