Mattatuck Trail, Warren, Connecticut.
This ice is on a small stream feeding into the Shepaug River. The stream doesn’t have a steep grade and this is part of what makes interesting ice formations (slow moving water).
I took too many images during the hour I spent here and many weren’t in focus although with ice it’s tough to sort that out. This collection is a cross section of the different types of crystallization I found that day.
Me looking at ice on the Mattatuck Trail
We’ve been hiking a new trail near our house called the Mattatuck trail. Just north of the Shepaug Reservoir a small stream runs into the Shepaug River and its low angle and slow enough that in our recent cold snap it developed a lot of great ice formations.
I shot over 100 still images on this small stream but also decided to experiment with video on my iPhone. I’m new at this and so, my panning skills aren’t great but these short videos will give you a taste of what it’s like on this small stream.
I’m pretty sure the bird in the background is a crow that was annoyed at our presence.
I spent an hour rock hopping up about 50 yards on this stream, taking pictures and making these crude videos. It was great.
Consider zooming them out; there should be enough resolution for most screens.
Flickr member Ryan Senn posted this terrific picture of ice taken with his Ricoh GR.
This is the first ice image I’ve seen on Flickr this year. Nice one too.
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut.
Tom and I hiked south along the Appalachian Trail next to the Housatonic River after voting. We saw a very mature (and large) American bald eagle less than 50′ away on a sycamore tree branch. It was exciting and while it would have been fun to attempt to photograph it, we just stood there in awe, admiring this incredible animal.
We’re in a drought here the northeast and the Housatonic River is moving very slowly. The slowness of the river is allowing foam to gather along the banks in interesting ways as it interacts with branches and rocks. I spent a good amount of time photographing this particular foam pattern; it was changing right before my eyes and how it interacted with the rock at the top of the frame was fascinating.
I would have posted this yesterday but I’ve been extremely shocked, embarrassed, and ultimately depressed about the US. election. I’m very sorry for what my country has done.
My flickr contact Peter Bowers posted this fantastic image of fall leaves in foam on the Drag River, Ontario, Canada.
Flickr member James Stuart caught this great image of water moving in a street with sunlight making moving hot reflections. Some of the hot spots look like pictographic writing. Quite beautiful really.
Flickr member Mark Koennecke took this amazing image fish swimming in water off the coast of Greece with his Canon PowerShot S95.
Flickr member Cheryl Rose posted this fantastic image of ice patterns.
We’ve had such a mild winter I’m pretty sure my chances of adding a few interesting ice images to my personal collection are about gone. So, I’ll live vicariously through the nice work of others.
Thayer Brook, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut.
It was “balmy” out yesterday so I took a hike from Rt. 341 south on the AT to Thayer Brook to shoot ice, or, water patterns if there was no ice.
There was no ice but there was enough water to make some nice patterns to shoot.
This small waterfall is about a foot high which makes for a nice subject: I can get on top of it and shoot down and the depth of field is shallow enough so things are in focus both on top of the falls and bottom.
I particularly like how the Ricoh GR catches the bubble turbulence below, nice movement detail in all of that chaos.
Flickr member Stephanie Ruebenach posted this great image of water patterns with rocks underneath.