Sunday, January 27, 2008

Waterfall Icicles



Even though Saturday's temperature climbed into the mid-sixties, there was still a little bit of ice left on the water fall below the house.








Standing directly beneath the waterfall would have meant risking being impaled by a falling icicle -- not a good way to go.











From the inside (beneath the overhang) looking out.











Yes, I did try to get a photo of a falling water drop. No, I did not succeed. This is as close as I got.
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15 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

You got some nice photos, Marvin. The last one, the drop, probably has you in there somewhere. Being impaled by ice isn't good but the ice would melt.

I like your new layout a lot.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love those ice shots. I would sure hate to be under one of those when it fell. Ooooo that water droplet is great. Maybe you will get one dropping next time.

imac said...

Cor, the lenghs we go to get photos eh.Well-you cetainly did very well there.Glad the ice never got you after all.

Lana Gramlich said...

The drop is beautiful, particularly the detail in the foreground vs. the general blur of the background.
The icicles remind me of those generated along the Niagara Gorge (from the Falls on downriver.) Of course, those were sometimes practically the size of a small house & probably weighed hundreds of pounds, but I digress. I'll have to see if I can dig up an old picture of them. Fortunately the Gorge is pretty inaccessable all Winter, so no one gets killed.
I love your picture from the inside looking out. Awesome!

Kerri said...

Not sure how I got over to your blog....but I'm sure glad I came!
That last shot of the water drop is pretty amazing!!!!!

mon@rch said...

Ice is always amazing and I am in awww over the ice coming off my roof!

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Mary said...

Your droplet is PERFECT! No complaints!

I enlarge the icicle photos...Wow. Both beautiful and dangerous.

zhakee said...

Icy waterfalls intrigue me. I wonder how many people have been stabbed by falling icicles? I recall seeing some icicles once, that were a foot across, and 6 or so feet long, and each icicle hung there seperately.

Russell said...

Your photos are great! Nothing like beautiful pics of nature.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are fantastic when enlarged... I have not seen ice like that in the UK since I was a small boy. I can remember being in awe at large icicles.. I rarely see them now.

I'm so glad you showed these.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful ice shots, Marvin! We read in the newspaper about people having icicle accidents. It's scary knocking them off the house.

I couldn't get some of your photos to load on. I'll try again.

JJ

winterwoman said...

well... i rather like that supposed "failure" of a water droplet, if you don't mind me saying so...

Q said...

Hi Marvin,
Your ice photos are fascinating.
Taking pictures of ice requires just the right light. You had it! The tear drop is perfect and the reflections in it are superb! I can see the drop just leaving...ahhh.
A great photo!
Sherry

lisa said...

Seems I saw a CSI/murder-type show where somebody was killed using ice "bullets" that melted and made detection difficult...somehow I think they'd find one of those icicles. Great shots, especially that last one! Failure indeed...not!