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Well, it sure has been a while since I bothered you all.
It's been a case of circumstances, circumstances, circumstances. (Beginning to sound like a reality tv programme now!Sad

Many thanks to Rob (Rock) and Jason (jasonrwl) and Neil(Wigan) who all made the fatal mistake of PM'ing me to find out where I was, and were subjected to the blow by blow story of why I have been more or less absent for so many weeks.

Anyway, we have been enjoying days of darkness and not a lot of sun this winter. Normally it snows a lot and then the sun comes out, but this winter the big yellow warm thingy in the sky has gone AWOL, so it has just been snowing a lot.
A couple of weeks ago the weather went bananas and the temperature climbed above zero. This was enough to start an early thaw which lasted all of 4 hours, 27 minutes and 32 seconds. Just enough, in other words, for water to drip from the house roof and on to a bush below. The result was quite fascinating as the water must have been semi-liquid and encased the twigs and must have frozen almost instantly. The coming growth season's buds can be clearly seen encapsulated within the ice.
Well I thought it was a pretty cool effect.
Many thanks for looking, I am off to do some commenting and get into the swing of things again.

Oh yes...Happy Belated New Year to one and allGrin

Malc

Edit: V1 was taken towards the sun, the other two facing the house wall, hence the difference in bg colour.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Iced in rather than snowed in.
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:20 Jan 2013 - 3:16 PM
Tags:Bush, Flowers & plants, Frozen H2O, I said I'd be back!, Iced in
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Meheecho
Meheecho e2 Member 2275 forum postsMeheecho vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 3:22 PM

Three unusual I ages that are very effective v2 and3 are excellent
Steve

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:25 PM

How wonderful. I've never seen anything like these branches encased in ice before. Three beauties, but V3 for me.
x

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Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:25 PM

Three fabulous images,great stuff!,,regards Ian

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM

looks wonderful....ice lollies GrinGrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
20 Jan 2013 - 3:38 PM

just beautiful three great shots good close up. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:51 PM

I haven't seen an effect like this where twigs become encased in an icy coating, but it has provided an interesting photographic opportunity: I like V 2 the best b/o the whorls and patterns in the ice and the way the light is catching on it.
Ronnie.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:52 PM

Love all these, Malc, probably prefer V1 for the sheer zingggggg! of the light.
I shovelled snow for an hour this morning; due to the solid dull grey of the sky there were no photos to be had, but it's a convivial enough thing to do as all the blokes (and one or two ladies) living at our end of the cul-de-sac share the work out. Moira and I did manage a morning at Tanfield Railway a fortnight ago which accounts for some at least of my recent uploads, and we had a clear hour on January 1st, but the rest has passed in semi-darkness.
I just knew this would happen; it explains why I seldom indulge in multiple uploads: I like to keep a recent archive for a snowy day!
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:04 PM

These reminds me of paperweights with flowers trapped for ever in glass.
You had good light, it's what we are craving. There's a ruined Norman castle, standing amid snowy pine trees, half an hour's walk away but I doubt that I'd see it through the gloom.
moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:15 PM

A glass encased tree-- perfectly photographed-- I hope all is melted now-- andnot much damage was done!


We get this fairly often during the "winter months"--- once so heavy it collapsed the roof of an out building!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

SUPERB what a cold spell you have had
3 wonderful images
Lillian

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

Most definitely is a cool effect Malc - never seen anything like that. Great stuff
Jason

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 4:57 PM

Three quite superb images. One of our other members uploaded a very similar image to these earlier on today. As with these I was somewhat amazed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Three absolutely fascinating images, beautifully taken of course.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 2:24 PM

I thought you'd gone into hibernation, Malc! Wink Welcome back, and what a beautiful set of icy images too Smile
Trev Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

I had wondered why I hadnt seen any of your images...........................
I have missed the laughs..................... Not laughing at your images you understandWinkWink Well not until after I have logged offGrinGrin
Excellent set of images Malc!
Diane

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:40 PM

Coool mam...cool. A fine capture Malcolm and happy new year.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Jan 2013 - 5:14 PM

Brilliant Malcolm, not seen anything like that before! three very clear unusual images love the three, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM

A brilliant trio Malc, very well taken and nicely lit. Smashing!

John Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 8:45 AM

Another of Mother Nature's little tricks caught to perfection. The explanation is wonderfully detailed too. Let's hoe the bush continues to grow when it becomes defrosted and you do too my friend. I'm having similar problems over here too. Short days and long sleeps, neve enough daylight and it's always gone by the time I get where it should have been.

Dougie

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:15 PM

incredible images

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:53 PM

It is a very cool effect - branches encased in ice - we had something similar in Houston one year when it seemed to rain ice! Crystal clear ice and not a sign of the Oslo smog in the water that dropped on the branches Wink

Happy New Year to you also.

Anne

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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:11 PM

Gosh Malc - these are so beautiful! I would hang all three on a wall - such lovely, lovely images

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