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Abstract Ice Photography

Flowing water on top of ice.

   With all the snow and ice we have on the ground, what does a photographer shoot? Snow and Ice of course. This ideal came when I was out on our snow-covered deck and noticed patterns that had formed in a piece of ice. The first photo was created by pouring a layer of water on a glass table top and allowed it to freeze over night. The next morning I poured warm water over the layer of ice and shot photo’s with a slow shutter speed. As the water flowed out it looked like flowing silver, with the leading edge reflecting colors. In the second shot, I placed an ice cube from the freezer on the frozen glass and poured water over it.  With a little more time to play, I believe you could come up with some nice abstracts.


Water poured over Ice cube.


January 14, 2011 - Posted by | Photography | , ,


  1. Very cool pictures, hard to actually wrap my head around the image. Great idea. -Kim

    Comment by KimHindsPhotography | January 14, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you Kim. These shots are very closeups taken using an extention tube. Im hoping for nicer weather, but if not, I plan to explorer this more.

      Comment by rdbelden | January 15, 2011 | Reply

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