Wednesday, January 15, 2020

This Year`s Ice

Down at the shoreline the other day we stopped to take a look at the ice formations on the trees right at the water`s edge.  Nothing like last year, and still lots of evidence of storm damage, but some interesting ice formations never-the-less.

It was a dull gray day; you could hardly distinguish between the clouds and the water, and virtually no snow.

All the boulders at the water`s edge were iced over.

And there certainly were some interesting ice formations on the lower branches of trees.

But nowhere near as dramatic ice as last year at this time.

You get an idea of the ice damage in this picture.  Not too serious here; the worst damage was the Hallowe√®n storm, but gravel and small rocks all over the parking area, and the playground area in the distance fenced off entirely.  The street behind me has been closed several times due to high water.  Normally you can`t even get into this parking area because you`re blocked by a 3-4 foot high snowbank!

Meanwhile, over on the other side of the harbour, the gulls were lazily sitting on the ice floes.  Very little solid ice either in the harbour or along the shore so far this year.

Sorry about the slanted pictures above.  My new approach to editing with Lightroom not co-operating allows me to crop, but not to adjust the horizon.  I need to figure something else out or else be a great deal more careful taking pictures!

12 comments:

  1. You can straighten the picture angle in Lightroom, with the 2-directional arrow on the right side of the Crop rectangle. Does this not work for you? Gord.

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  2. Very different from one year to the next. I do like the last picture of the gulls on the ice floes. :-)

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  3. I love the big icicles on the tree branches.

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  4. The ice may not be as spectacular as last year's, but it's still impressive. Your new camera probably has a level line that will show you if the camera's level, my new Canon SX70 has one and it's handy. If your Canon has one it can be accessed via the "Info" button.

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  5. The ice formations are always fascinating.

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  6. Interesting phenomenon of how the spray freezes.

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  7. Wish I had the cold tolerance of a seagull!

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  8. That is a large buildup of ice on the trees. It is good to see how it looks there in the winter.

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  9. Maybe with this new stormy cold front blowing through our shorelines will again become icy galleries to winter's wondrous creativity.

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  10. The weather is certainly strange these days. Probably was when I was younger I just had way more on my mind.

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