One more marvel before winter departs
On this day, I awoke to find a tranformed world. All of the snow, which had fallen as a light powder, was now coated with a glazed crust of ice, perfect for fairies to skate on and humans to slip on. The ice formed somehow as part of a thawing and refreezing cycle. That occurrence is common in winters around here. You expect some kind of crust to form on the snow. But this one was exceptional for its smoothness and extreme reflectivity. Miracle of miracles, we had a sunny day to reveal this coating in all of its loveliness. A walk in Gallup Park, along the river, over the foot bridges, and back, was sheer fantasy.
DP065-2015 Posted Friday, March 6; processed March 5 from photo taken ditto.
If you have ever tried to photograph any highly reflective sparkling surface, you will understand that no photograph can do such a sight justice. Certainly my skill and equipment were not equal to the task - at least not to the extent I would have wished. For what it's worth, I'll be adding additional shots of this fun phenomenon either to my 2015 winter gallery http://arctangent.smugmug.com/SeasonsoftheYear-3/1st-Winter/2015-A-Winter-Early-Arrival/45799205_8fgTfr) or my Ice and Snow gallery http://arctangent.smugmug.com/SeasonsoftheYear-3/1st-Winter/Snow-and-Ice-details/6892531_52KFj8) over the coming days. There are a few there already.
Title: One more marvel before winter departs
I'm so happy that so many of you took the time to comment on yesterday's icicle shot. Thursday was another good day for photographing icicles, but the crazy glazed snow trumped icicles as the subject for my DP post for today (Friday)