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Natural Sculptures
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 862 W: 47 N: 1539] (7132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-12 14:53
Viewed: 2246
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Its been a rough winter so far here in Northern Vermont where my Husband and I reside. We've had a lot of snow and a lot of cold cold temperatures.
These objects on this building are called Icicles and they are formed by
water dripping or falling from the roof and then it freezes. Typically, icicles will form when ice or snow is melted by either sunlight or some other heat source (such as heat leaking from the interior of a heated building), and the resulting melted water runs off into an area where the ambient temperature is below the freezing point of water (0°C/32°F), causing the water to refreeze. Over time continued water runoff will cause the icicle to grow.
I'm not sure as I've ever seen the amount of HUGE icicles as I am seeing this year , these here are at least 10' high.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-01-12 15:40]

Hi Donnna,
Those a might big icicles for sure. It is pretty cold here in Toronto but not as much snow. From the snow drift one can see you had a lot of snow up there. Interesting photo, may be you should have shown more of the house.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2010-01-12 15:42]

fascinating shapes you've captured here! And the steady snow fall shows up well with lots of flakes still in the air
Well done


I knew this was your photo Donna!! I just knew it. Wow, this kind of puts a thorn in our almost 1/2 inch of snow this past week (and man are the southerners 'a complainin'!!). This is really nice. It really has an abstract kind of feel with the icicles. Very cool shot (oh go ahead enjoy the pun). It would also look nice in black and white too. Lisa

boa noite SDonna
amazing forms of ice. Great to watch and you captured really well.
My regards

merhaba my friend donna
how are you?
wonderful daily life winter picture.beautiful interesting ices.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Donna,
Nicely composed with sharp focus throughout.Must be really cold to have formed such long icicles, stay warm in doors.

Hi Donna,
Nice rhytm and grapism. There is a bit OE areas on snow. You could use highhlight filter for correction this. I like your shot
Selahattin E

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