One of the things I really enjoy is shooting patterns in ice on lakes during the winter. I know its overdone and everyone is doing it but I don’t care because it brings me joy.
What caught my eye in this scene is how the dark lines kind of look like an Ibex or a goat. Do you see it too?
As Matt mentioned, keep doing what you love. I love the image and the playfulness of the shapes. Really well seen and photographed Tom! I also love photographing ice patterns in winter. Sure some images tend to get repetitive but there is so much to explore and discovery. That’s the best part of photography for me. Keep it up!
Wow this is such an interesting and unique capture, Tom! I love the details and shapes you’ve captured here- and this might be a little ‘cliche’ to say, but this reminded me of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare before Christmas”
I love that you love this and even more that you love it so much that you don’t care if it’s overdone. That is a rare thing to find in a person these days and speaks volumes. Anyway, I think your ice pattern works in many ways: to me, it’s a glyph or hieroglyphic, a magical message from parts unknown. But you see an ibex or a goat; that’s what makes abstract photography so great. Plus, I think it works well as just a photo, the lines, shapes, and colors are pleasing.
This is great, Tom. I found mysel;f drawn into it and for a while didn’t see the ibex goat connection. The tonal gradation between areas of blue and white in the ice are ‘cool’ and the ice surface texture seems to set it off really well. A lovely wee playful image. Cheers.
This is absolutely fascinating. As a fellow lover of ice, even in all of my years closely studying the banks of streams, puddles, and the shores of lakes, I have never seen a design like this. Thank you for teaching me something new about nature!