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Ice Breaker

By Phil_Restan    
Something a little different today.

Taken on a sea loch in Sutherland during a recent cold spell. Temperatures during the night had gone down low enough to freeze the salt water of the sea loch.

When the tide went out, the ice wasn't strong enough to support itself, dropped down and cracked. There was no water underneath this ice so it was reasonably safe to walk on, except your foot went straight through to the sand below, which was a very strange and noisy experienceSmile

Tags: Ice Sutherland Black and white Landscape and travel Sea loch

Voters: koka, Phil_Morgan, focused-photography and 39 more

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koka 13 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 8:16AM
brilliant composition - wonderfully intricate - well taken. katie
8 Feb 2009 8:26AM
What a picture.... love it.

videotec 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 8:44AM
Great image Phil--super detail
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
8 Feb 2009 8:57AM
Hi Phil!

This is the best shot I have seen of the season so far! I love the treatment you have used for the distant areas (looks almost Orton-ised) and the ice detail in the fore is just tremendous. I am sure that this has colour in it too though only a hint on the rocks beneath the ice (maybe its the monitor I am viewing on) - either way a top shot that deserves magazine coverage!

Brilliant work

Cor 12 Belgium
8 Feb 2009 8:59AM
Surrealistic beauty in B and W.
paulthepunk 14 25 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 9:16AM
That is stunning!

Isn't black and white epic sometimes!

Regards Paul.
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 9:59AM
cdm36 17 391 7 England
8 Feb 2009 9:59AM
A cracker, good choice of mono.

MalcolmM Plus
15 1.7k 5 Scotland
8 Feb 2009 10:06AM
Surreal & superb mono image - view LARGE to appreciate f/g particularly.
tumienis 16 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 10:10AM
Amazing capture! Love the ice detail! Very surrealistic! Just the shadows are a bit overburned in BG for my taste
8 Feb 2009 10:50AM
You've worked the Restan magic on this one Phil, wonderful work and a treat for the eyes and senses. I've seen this on the River Ba on the Moor, fresh water of course. The ice had actually bent over the rocks and looked quite strange.

garymcparland 14 343 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 12:57PM
Amazing foreground and the treatment you have given the whole shot works wonderfully well.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
8 Feb 2009 1:15PM
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
8 Feb 2009 1:23PM
My word! How unusual. Brilliantly processed and presented. Impressed.
alansdottir 12 60 7 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 5:24PM
How wonderful! Both the weirdness of the experience and the photograph, I mean. Movement in the clouds, such detail in the distant landscape and the ice in the foreground is cracking! (ouch...) Grin
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
8 Feb 2009 6:23PM
Now I feel really cold
Gary_Macleod 16 166 Scotland
8 Feb 2009 8:26PM
one of the best images i've seen in a long long time

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