Sunset Walk on Ice-Coated Snow


This photo was taken tonight just before sunset. The snow has a coating of ice on top of it, giving it that shiny effect -- and making it darn near impossible to walk on without sliding backwards! The black things sticking up through the snow/ice are old corn stalks.

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/250s, aperture f/22. Basic curves adjustment for contrast and saturation.

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fantastic image. the light is great and also the reflections on the snow.

Posted by derLitograph on February 19, 2007 6:14 AM

Nice picture* ... and I feel Spring is already there...!

Posted by Chiao on February 19, 2007 6:17 AM

One thing I've noticed about your photographs is you always have a human interest in the shots. It's fantastic, and always makes for an interesting shot. This one is superb.

Posted by Gavin on February 19, 2007 7:51 AM

Perfectly captured. It looks like fin sliding on the ice, although I wonder if those stubs of stalks could inflict a little pain if you have an unfortunate meeting with one on the behind. Ouch!

Posted by Laurie on February 19, 2007 8:39 AM

Fantastic shot ! I really like this one. The lone figure rounds it out just right.

Posted by PhotoJim on February 19, 2007 8:57 AM

Amazing, one of your best ones!

Posted by javga on February 19, 2007 3:05 PM

Looks like Heaven and Earth to me.

Thanks to the Lord, and Kathleen!

Posted by david tinnon on February 19, 2007 6:33 PM

Wow Kathleen. This shot is just super. I love the star of light, the shadows and the contrast between the sky and the snow.

Posted by Tom B on February 19, 2007 11:39 PM

Well composed, natural Image. I really like the dynamic range displayed in here.

Posted by Martin on February 20, 2007 4:52 AM

At least you didn't have to "go to the dogs" for this fine shot. Just enough sun peeking through for good shadowing.

Posted by JPH on February 20, 2007 6:29 AM

gorgeous image, that's nothing new for your site, congrats on the much deserved photobloggie nominations

Posted by fakeplastic on February 20, 2007 10:51 AM

A frosty image. Looks like you escaped the dumping of the really heavy stuff.

Posted by John on February 20, 2007 11:01 AM

Nice shot. Looks like a fun time for a walk! :-)

Posted by Alice on February 20, 2007 1:01 PM

Love the tilt, Kathleen! It's the perfect composition for such a slippery scene!

Posted by Photo Buffet on February 20, 2007 3:11 PM

So clean, so fresh... Makes me breathe deeper.

Posted by Marta on February 20, 2007 4:32 PM

Hah, you could pass that off for a genuine photo of the yeti! (no offense to the person in the photo. It's just that the jacket and strange pose along with the sunlight makes them look like an abominable snowman)

Posted by Sabine on February 20, 2007 6:40 PM

Beautiful. Love the light on the field.

Posted by Jennifer on February 21, 2007 2:02 AM

How absolutely gorgeous. I really love sky photographs - a wonderful 'free shot' at beauty.

Posted by Lori on February 21, 2007 10:28 PM


Posted by gypsy on February 23, 2007 2:34 AM

wonderful color and contrast

Posted by Rui on March 15, 2007 7:26 PM
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