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Wicked Dark
01-05-2011, 08:52 PM
The other day I went in quest of a sunset, but the colors did not cooperate. Tonight was better, but damn it was cold. The wind picked up and came whipping off the ice. When I tried to turn my headlamp on I couldn't because my fingers were so numb. I had to put my thumb in my mouth for a while so it could warm up enough to feel the switch. Once I got off the shorline though, things were more bearable and I warmed up nicely on the way back to the car. Here's what I got -

The Dark of the Matinee
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/The-Dark-of-the/1148059148_uegbX-XL-1.jpg

Dusk Chorus Blues
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/Dusk-Chorus-BluesP1053928/1148122174_S8tjG-XL.jpg

Bored with Sorcery
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/P1053937/1148127058_pT7FV-XL.jpg

Although some guys were walking way out there the last time I went, it wasn't safe today (you can see a slice of open water by the rocks). If it stays below freezing for a week or so it will be and I'd like to get out on it for some different angles and foreground elements.

Donna
01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Ahhh!...the joys of shooting in the frigid north , LOL :)
Nice work , really like the purple diagonal ice in that 1st one .
If your lake freezes solid , I hope it dosn't snow right away , so that you can get some cool ice to shore shots . So far around here , all of the smaller lakes froze while snowing , so no nice clear ice to get out on yet .

Wicked Dark
01-06-2011, 07:42 AM
thanks, Donna. yeah I know, winter has its challenges doesn't it? Massabesic freezes pretty solid, but unfortunately we're supposed to get snow this weekend. I hope it isn't much or is light and fluffy so it blows off. For this series I concentrated on the foreground since there were no clouds above the horizon.

JAS_Photo
01-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Lovely set, Wicked D!

Wicked Dark
01-07-2011, 07:23 AM
thanks Jackie. Hopefully I can get out on the lake soon.

casil403
01-07-2011, 07:53 AM
#3 for me please...love the different formations with the sunset and shadows in the BG. :)

Wicked Dark
01-07-2011, 07:56 AM
thanks girl. I kept backing up and finding more ice to include since the clouds skedaddled. The whole time it kept making big cracking and booming noises, like it was chatting.