Cloud Gazing on Ice

Taken at the (frozen) fishing pond in Nockamixon State Park two nights ago around sunset. The sky and clouds overhead were gorgeous and full of color. Yes, the ice was thick enough for a small person to safely lie on. :)

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon 5D at 17mm, ISO 400, 1/40s at f/4. Multiple curves adjustments for contrast, saturation; selective color saturation and de-saturation, some black and white brushing in 'vivid light' mode.

Thanks, everyone!



Good to see beauty.
I like the surreal look of this picture and how the colors surrond the kid into a dreamy sphere of something unknown.
Excellent photo ARt !

Posted by Andy photo lover at March 6, 2006 2:39 PM

This is a beautiful shot. Lovely composition, fabulous colours.

Posted by Eleanor at March 13, 2006 4:36 AM

Some of the most amazing photographs that I have ever seen....I kept wanting to see more and more and more! Thank you for a MOST pleasurable photographic journey!

Posted by Crystal at March 15, 2006 2:19 AM

wonderful compostion, so original and great shot!!! Love it!!!

Posted by Brix at March 17, 2006 2:09 AM

i come everyday, for 5 minutes dreaming, thank you very much

Posted by tombook at March 24, 2006 10:01 AM

such a lovely place and so well captured!
where is it?

Posted by radhakrishna balla at March 30, 2006 6:11 PM

Hi there, just came across your site whilst browsing the web! Excellent photography, my congratulations and best wishes from Switzerland

Posted by neil at April 5, 2006 2:33 PM

Just briliant!

Posted by Hamed Majnoonian at May 22, 2006 11:31 AM

Real nice! u photos is magical... Salute from Russia!

Posted by Mickle at June 3, 2006 9:54 AM


Gorgeous shot! Amazing, he must be a very calm boy!I don''t think a can get my boy(hyper-active) in this pose, like this! May be lying down, but taking such a beautiful look at those clouds up there? Excelent!



Posted by Oliver at June 7, 2006 7:05 AM

Interesting; really weirdly unreal feeling to this.

Posted by Fergus Ray Murray at June 14, 2006 3:59 PM

Great photo!

Posted by at July 27, 2006 12:57 PM

Wow! very surreal.

Posted by Morenike at August 3, 2006 1:17 PM

a magical picture, cool colors!

Posted by Stefan at September 8, 2007 3:32 PM

Is this HDR ?

Posted by Deval at May 20, 2009 4:39 PM

WOW, this is really amazing!! The colors.. the ice.. wooooow.

Posted by Matilda [] at May 9, 2010 11:52 AM

Amazing! I love the expression on his face and how it looks like he's lying on the surface of (unfrozen) water. Beam me up.

Posted by Adam at February 25, 2011 8:37 AM
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