Frozen In Time

© Sara B Coffey

Frozen In Time

Uploaded: December 17, 2019 | Entered: January 03, 2020 07:13:05


Friday morning everything was glazed in freezing rain. Icicles hanging from a metal table in my yard was the perfect subject. This was my first time using this lens & I was trying to keep it dry. I did not seem to have enough hands so I got frustrated & threw the umbrella on the ground... then it occurred to me... this would make a great blurred background! So I tried a few shots & regained my 'you can do this attitude'. I put the umbrella on the ground behind the table & a micro-fiber cloth over my camera & lens to keep it dry. The light was non-directional so I got a big flashlight & lit the icicles. The one to the left of center was my focus then when I saw them on the pc I found an ant frozen in the icicle on the far left.


Heidi R. Geise level-classic December 21, 2019 1

Thank you for the great description. I have had that feeling myself. You recovered, it appears, greatly as this is a beautiful capture of the icicles and reflections. The DoF is perfect and there is both a sense of texture in the frozen water and a sense of "burr." Well done. #1732161

Sara B Coffey level-classic December 21, 2019

Thank you Heidi, for your nice comment! #11787115

LJ Corliss level-classic March 01, 2020

Congrats :) #11794951

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