Thursday, December 13, 2007

Just for Fun: Ice Pictures

As you may have heard, we've been coated with ice here in the Midwest. Thankfully, KC did not get the worst of this storm. I lost power for a little while a couple nights ago, but nothing dramatic. It all started melting today, and I decided to head out before my run and try to get a few artsy pictures before it was all gone. I am not a great photographer, not even an amateur, but it's still fun to try.

This last one doesn't look very icy, yet ice was falling all around me as I took the photo. I have always wanted to get a picture from this angle that would really emphasize the ice so that it would look like the Crystalline Entity. (Yes, I grew up a Star Trek nerd.) Maybe next time.

After taking these pictures, I went for a 3 mile run at the park. Looking across the park towards the sun, everything looked platinum and glittery. I thought about returning to the park to try and capture it, but by the end of the run most of the ice was gone.


Anonymous said...

I work at the JoCo Museum of History, and half of the time I'm out at a one-room schoolhouse in Edgerton. The sound of melting and falling ice was constant all day long---like hail or something. It was pretty until I looked up and got bludgeoned in the face with some wayward ice :)


Amy said...

Everything good in this world can be related to Star Trek.

Anonymous said...

I think these are wonderful photos! I managed to get out and take some ice photos as well, but it is difficult to capture this type of beauty. Much better experienced first hand. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the link as well.