Summer Freeze

© Francis Cailles

Summer Freeze

Uploaded: October 03, 2005


This was shot last August 2005, which is summertime in California. The temperature had been in the high 90's to low 100's where I live, so I was surprised to see the amount of snow and ice on this lake. The wind was howling when I shot this--the camera was shaking, and I was shaking, too because of the brutal cold.


Janine Russell level-deluxe October 03, 2005

Francis, wonderful color, exposure, composition, clarity and detail. #320784

Susana Ms Heide October 03, 2005

It was all worth it!! This is a magnificient scene!!! #1914249

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 04, 2005

WOW, jaw dropping WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! #1914562

Jill Odice level-classic October 04, 2005

You know how much I love this already! :-) I am one of your biggest fans Francis! I see another winner.... #1914588

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 04, 2005

So beautifully captured Fancis! Great work! Jeff #1914888

Michelle R. Kovach October 04, 2005

Great shot Francis! I know how hot it is in CA having been from there, so this is truly a unique find! #1915355

Marc A. Bailey October 04, 2005

great shot Francis, composition is beautiful and the colours fantastic. Beautiful image! #1916153

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 06, 2005

So stunningly beautiful, Francis! A real pleasure to view! #1923698

Evy Johansen level-classic November 17, 2005

Beautiful image, Francis! congratulations on your POTD! #2085779

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe November 17, 2005

Congrats on your sensational POTD!

ccc #2085793

Susie Peek-Swint November 17, 2005

Many congrats on POTD Francis ~ awesome capture! #2085806

Siete Meeter November 17, 2005

It was all worth it!! This is a magnificient scene!!!


Leanne M.E. Boyd November 17, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your POTD, Francis! #2085878

Jessica L. Richard November 17, 2005

gorgous landscape, congrats on POTD! #2085897

Penny Steiner November 17, 2005

Amazing capture...well deserved PoTD. #2085955

Bill Houghton November 17, 2005

Beautiful shot Frances. Great work. Congratulations on your POTD.
Bill #2085986

Debra Booth November 17, 2005

Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Francis! #2086013

Judy S. Fung November 17, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Francis! #2086039

Chris Macer November 17, 2005

Awesome! Well deserved POTD, Francis! #2086091

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 17, 2005

Hearty congrats on your POTD, Francis, magnificent find and capture!
-Debby #2086130

Joy Rector November 17, 2005

congrats on this fantastic POTD #2086188

Laura Clay-Ballard November 17, 2005

congrats on this awesome potd! #2086191

Scott Pedersen November 17, 2005

That looks nice #2086214

November 17, 2005

Francis,Simply MINDBLOWING shot.
Congratulations! Keep it up. #2086222

Cathy Barrows November 17, 2005

Congrats on your beautiful #2086632

Dan Walters November 17, 2005

Great shot! Congratulations! #2086655

Dan Walters November 17, 2005

Great shot! Congratulations! #2086660

Karen Engelbreth November 17, 2005

Fantastic image Francis - big congrats on your POTD!

Brian Lobdell November 17, 2005

Well deserved POTD Francis, wonderful composition and lighting - really superb! Kudos to you. #2086875

Bob Duncan November 17, 2005

I'm book marking your gallery Francis.
Your photography is awesome.
Congrats on this POTD, very well deserved. #2086935

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 17, 2005

Franics, congratulations on this stunning POTD! Remarkable! #2086996

Elisabeth A. Gay November 17, 2005

Stunning shot Francis, well worth freezing your buns off for!! :)
Ann #2087038

November 17, 2005

Wow, I just got to work, opened my email and saw your gorgeous photo. Very nice for the first thing I see at work today. #2087118

Melissa L. Zavadil November 17, 2005

This is a gorgeous shot!! Very Pretty!! Congtrats on your POTD!! :) #2087130

Sylvia B. Toftness November 17, 2005

Great shot, Francis!
I'm a newbie at this. Can you provide some techical info, i.e., focal length, f stop, etc.? Thanks. #2087170

Luhut Napitupulu November 17, 2005

Very pretty colours, composition, angle, clarity and details, Francis! Congratulations on POTD! #2087174

Kate Jackson November 17, 2005

I am in awe of all that majesty Francis!! Well captured and congratulations! #2087268

November 17, 2005

So beautiful. Where in California is this? We go to Mammoth all the time. #2087283

Bret Tate November 17, 2005

I really enjoy this photo. The composition is wonderful, the light is great, and you managed an excellent exposure in difficult lighting. Thank you for sharing your talents. #2087419

Sandy Driscoll level-classic November 17, 2005

Incredibly gorgeous, Francis. Pure gold....all the way around. What a splendid way to start my day by looking at your beautiful photo! Sandy #2087436

November 17, 2005

Will you sell it? #2087445

Martin J. Preslar November 17, 2005

Congrats on the POTD! Excellent composition and color! Did you use a filter for this shot?

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 17, 2005

A beautiful way to wake up, this is absolutely gorgeous. Great perspective and lighting, a big congratulations!! #2087501

Claudette Foote November 17, 2005

Congrats on the POTD!

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe November 17, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Frances. Way to go, buddy! #2087705

Sharon Woodburn November 17, 2005

This is a real beauty Francis. Congratulations on POTD! #2088038

Choo Choo Love November 17, 2005

It's cool, dude! But how could you be freezing when it was 90 degrees??!!?? You need to come up to Winnipeg to experience the real COOOOOOL! #2088324

Mary Clarke November 17, 2005

This is beautiful - many congratulations on POTD. #2088403

Tony Gutowski November 17, 2005

Incredible shot, Francis. What a contrast of warm and cool colors ,very beautiful image. Congratulations on POTD!-T.G #2088439

Jenny Bosmans November 17, 2005

Big Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Francis!! #2088742

Toni Hopper November 17, 2005

Extremely wonderful! Love it and congrats! #2088764

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 17, 2005

Stunning! I love the glow of the mountains, the reflections, and the excellent DOF which is so sharp from the foreground to the background of the photograph. Congratulations on your very beautiful POTD. #2088773

Kathleen R. Struckle November 17, 2005

Gorgeous image!! Congrats on POTD!! #2088881

Anita Taylor November 17, 2005

Incredible image, Francis! The range of colors and detail and clarity is amazing! It was worth it :) #2088989

Mary N C. Taitt November 17, 2005

Wooohoo! What a great shot, really pretty. Congratulations! Mary :-) #2089092

November 17, 2005

Congratulations Francis, what was your camera settings?, which lens used?, thanks. #2089272

Theresa M. VanderStaay November 18, 2005

Fantastic Shot! Congrats on POTD! Where was this taken! It is just beautiful. I live in California. and was just wondering.....Theresa #2090401

November 18, 2005

congrats on a wonderful potd!!! #2091267

Janice L. Hatfield November 19, 2005

What beautiful shot! I live in the Eastern Sierras and I love shots like this! Your gallery is awesome too, love the Yosemite shots especially! 8-) #2094463

Daniel G. Flocke November 23, 2005

Francis - Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!! #2110220

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 23, 2005

Congratulations, Franics, on this stunning finalist win! Love it! #2113534

Keith L. Clayton November 23, 2005

Congrats on this beautiful winning image!! #2114277

Sharon Day level-classic November 23, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Big congratulations! #2115396

Stefan G November 24, 2005

Superb image! Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist and good luck! #2116859

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe November 26, 2005

Congrats on your win, Francis. Love this one! #2122808

KHAWLA Haddad November 26, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win!!!! #2123042

Siete Meeter November 26, 2005

Concratulations on your 2nd Place win!!!! #2123131

Francis Cailles November 26, 2005

Wow!! I can't believe it...Thanks everyone. Woo-hoo!

Am I lucky or what!?!?! #2123467

Kay Beausoleil November 26, 2005

Congratulations on yet another well-deserved win, Francis! #2124079

Cora Miller level-addict November 26, 2005

This is INCREDIBLE, Francis!!! The warm and cool color contrast is fabulous as is the light and composition. Congratulations on your well deserved win! And no, you're not're talented!!! :) #2124213

Susana Ms Heide November 26, 2005

OUTSTANDING and very well deserving of this recognition!! Congrats Francis!! #2124665

Evy Johansen level-classic November 26, 2005

Congratulations on your second place win, Francis! #2124713

Donna W. Neal November 27, 2005


Sharon Day level-classic November 27, 2005

Gorgeous image, Francis!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #2128478

bob cornelison November 28, 2005

Just Awesome!
~:O) #2130442

Jennifer Rennison November 28, 2005

Outstanding, Francis! Congratulations on your win! #2130894

Cathy M. Gromball November 29, 2005

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Francis!

Cathy :) #2134234

Connie L. Carpenter December 01, 2005

Francis....beautiful, beautiful work. I'm SO impressed! #2141258

Adrienne Maldini January 13, 2006

this is areally nice picture #2286076

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