I Got Icicles Too! ūüėÉ

by Benny Law February. 21, 2021 355 views

Lately, a lot of people have been posting beautiful pictures of icicles, thanks in part to the cold weather that many of us have been experiencing. I never thought I would get to do the same, not because it's not cold enough here, but because we are still under a stay-at-home order and I don't have the time or opportunity to leave my condo to go for a photowalk. Well, as it turned out, I didn't have to go outside to be able to capture some images of icicles.

Yesterday late afternoon, when I went to the window in my study to close the blinds, I looked out the window and saw a bunch of icicles hanging from the roof not too far from the window. (My condo unit is on the top floor.) I knew that was my chance, so I quickly grabbed the camera and clicked away. I had to shoot through the window glass which wasn't clean at all, but the results turned out okay. I just needed to position the camera up against the glass to minimize the effect of the dirt on the image quality.

I have selected three of my favourite images from my icicle shoot to share with you. This is the first time I have photographed icicles, and I am pleasantly surprised.

A drop of water about to drip from the icicle. The roofline provides a sharp contrast in the background.

A drop of water about to drip from the icicle. The roofline provides a sharp contrast in the background.

A large water drop and a tiny one frozen by the camera as they fall. The burst mode sure came in handy.

A large water drop and a tiny one frozen by the camera as they fall. The burst mode sure came in handy.

This looks like a whale couple. I rotated this image 90 degrees clockwise to put the blue sky above the dark "water".

This looks like a whale couple. I rotated this image 90 degrees clockwise to put the blue sky above the dark "water".

Today was a sunny day, and I was going to take some more pictures of the icicles during the day under the bright sunlight. When I looked out the window in the afternoon, I found that all the icicles had disappeared already. The temperature was still below freezing, but the sun had melted all of the ice on the roof. I'm glad I seized the opportunity to capture some images yesterday.

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Chuck Staruch 3 months, 1 week ago

Great Shots!

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Benny Law Replied to Chuck Staruch 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks, Chuck! ūüôā

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 months, 1 week ago

NICE indeed!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Olga Helys 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Olga!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Piotr Buraczewski 3 months, 1 week ago

Very nice pictures. #3 is my favourite.

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for your compliment, Piotr. I'm glad you like these pictures.

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Russell Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Well shot. I love icicles they remind me of stlagtites and stlagmites in a cave only the form much slower than the ice.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Russell Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Russell. Sounds like you have done some cave exploration. ūüôā

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It almost looks like a frozen fossil. Love it

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

These icicles can take on so many interesting shapes and forms. Thanks, Antonio.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the droplets. Good catch smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Camellia. Glad I caught it in time before it all disappeared.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Craig Casterline 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Really nice captures. I love the drips.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Craig Casterline 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Craig. The drips were a bonus.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Adrian Morris 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Great pictures.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Adrian Morris 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Adrian.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Wrll these times makes us creative and try things we normally not do. Well done

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

True, and the posts from our PB friends also give us lots of inspirations and ideas. Thanks, Peter.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

"Icicle race, Icicle race, Icicle race ... All I want to do is ... Icicle, Icicle ... I want to ride my Icicle ..." Or was that "bicycle" ? smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

To ride an icicle,brrrrr cold. Some Queens would like thatsmile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Aha, you got the cultural reference smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

You can not go wrong with Queen

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hmm... is that a song or a poem? ūü§Ē

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Benny Law 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Okay, Benny, you're not that old ... You should now this one :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GugsCdLHm-Q  smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm probably more ancient than you think. ūüôā

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Benny Law 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I was six when that album was released (1978). I'm pretty sure you weren't past your thirties back then smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Not in age but at heart. ūüėČ

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Benny Law 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Je suis né fatigué, as pope John Paul used to say ? smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Love these! Nice work!+1

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay! Safe travels.

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