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EJC
11-13-2009, 05:01 PM
I like the thin line of ice and how it reflects like a steel blade amid the organic shape of the rock and water flow under the ice.

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 06:31 PM
Why and how did the ice form like that??

EJC
11-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Well MA it's like this...

Last month we had some bitterly cold weather (-18c over night) when the water was higher in the river. Since then the weather has been more seasonal and the water level has decreased. Some of the ice broke or melted and the water carried it away. The remainder was stranded on rocks or the shore and settled. We are above freezing most days but below it at night so the ice last quite a while. This is Fish Creek which rarely gets more than half a meter after the spring run off and is only 10 to 20 cm most places

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 06:56 PM
Cool ... so the top sheet of ice remains while the water smooths it out from underneath. Amazing. It just looks like it's manufactured and laid there.

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 06:57 PM
You can tell I'm Australian ... snow, ice and water always get my attention :)

EJC
11-13-2009, 07:08 PM
It can be beautiful but the cold is murder on batteries and fingers. I can use 1 battery in my 40D for weeks in the summer but only for a few hours in the winter. And freezing your fingers is worse. It hurts while they freeze then tortures you while they thaw. Actually feezing fingers or toes requires hospitalization because the cells die and can become gangrenous so we try to avoid that :)

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Yes ... the body shuts down the extremities first when it thinks life is endangered by cold.

kat
11-13-2009, 09:11 PM
It can be beautiful but the cold is murder on batteries and fingers. I can use 1 battery in my 40D for weeks in the summer but only for a few hours in the winter. And freezing your fingers is worse. It hurts while they freeze then tortures you while they thaw. Actually feezing fingers or toes requires hospitalization because the cells die and can become gangrenous so we try to avoid that :)


Make sure to never blow air into your hands..you know to warm them up. That is a no no.

On cold cold days, I bring a little heater pack in my jacket pocket and in between shots my hands are on it. If gloves have to come off..they are with the heater. As for the toes..I wear my -70 boots..they seem to work just well!

Do be careful!

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 10:44 PM
This all sounds waaaaay too cold for me!

Greg_Nuspel
11-13-2009, 11:20 PM
I have a set of winter boots rated for -74C. Coldest I've been out in is -47C not nice. Never work hard enough to sweat that will kill you, I try to tell my boss that, but he claims it doesn't count indoors :headslap:

Michaelaw
11-13-2009, 11:30 PM
This all sounds waaaaay too cold for me!

Me too...When I left Edmonton roughly 14 years ago I felt no regrets:)

I like the ice image for the memories plus it's lines and shapes. We'll see how Vancouver fares this winter. The last couple seems to me have made a mockery of the global warming thing and the wind today was....COLD! :D