Ice Crystals by pej

Ice Crystals

After the big snow storm the temperature dropped considerably. Ice crystals formed on the door going out to the deck. I thought I'd try my hand at photographing them. It is fascinating to see the patterns the ice forms.

It took me awhile to figure out the best way to do this. I used my 50mm lens, manual exposure, f5.6, and a tripod. I think I might have been able to tweak a bit more focus out of it but with the inner door open the ice began to quickly melt. A macro lens probably would have yielded better results but alas I don't have one.
Paul, you did great...this is gorgeous! I like that you processed it in black and white, which really shows off the beautiful textures and patterns. Nature is so amazing!
January 15th, 2018  
The ice crystals look beautiful on your door and I love the abstract look of it. Great capture.
January 15th, 2018  
fascinating indeed!
January 15th, 2018  
Fantastic paul. I wish I could do this.
January 16th, 2018  
Gorgeous - reminds me of geese flying - and thanks for the info on how you took it. Incidentally, I don't have a macro lens either but I did buy some Polaroid screw on macro filters at x1, x2, x4 and x10 which work quite well and are a far cheaper option!
January 16th, 2018  
@janetb Thank you Janet!
January 16th, 2018  
@mittens Thank you Marilyn!
January 16th, 2018  
@lsquared Thanks Larry!
January 16th, 2018  
@deborah63 Thank you Debbie!
January 16th, 2018  
@casablanca Thank you and thank you for the info on the Polaroid screw on macro filters. I will have to check them out.
January 16th, 2018  
Very cool.
Great shot. Fav.

I attempted to capture some snowflakes the other day, but it was too cold, windy, and I had trouble focusing.
January 16th, 2018  
This is fabulous, a fav.
January 17th, 2018  
@caitnessa @countrylassie Thank you ladies!
January 17th, 2018  
Fabulous - looks just like a tapestry.
January 20th, 2018  
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