Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

More Ice and Snow

On Valentine’s Day, my wife and I ventured out into the cold again. As we put on very thick gloves to prevent frostbites, we found it very difficult to handle those tiny buttons on our digital cameras. So we bared our hands to shoot some more pictures of the impressive ice formation. In return for our numb fingers, we were rewarded with a few more photos with interesting ice formations. Over a cup of coffee and a delicious apple torte, we always preview, compare and critique each other’s photos. Rain and milder weather are in the forecast. So this could be easily the last instalment of winter photos. Enjoy.

24 comments

  1. shoreacres · February 24

    I especially like the view through what I think might be a mooring ring, although the little circular ‘petticoat’ of ice in the third photo’s lovely, too.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 25

      You guessed it, my friend, it is indeed a mooring ring. It offered an interesting frame for the photo.

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  2. Labby · February 24

    Hallo Peter, herrliche Eisimpressionen und fantastische Fotos. Da kann man schon mal einige kalte Finger in Kauf nehmen. Und die Apfeltore war ja auch noch eine Entschädigung. Liebe Grüße nach Kanada. Wolfgang

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    • Peter Klopp · February 25

      Meine Frau und ich sind da ziemlich abgehärtet, besonders wenn es ums Fotografieren geht. Vielen Dank, lieber Wolfgang!

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  3. Robert Parker · February 24

    An excellent winter album, I particularly like that shot through the iron ring.

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  4. Pit · February 24

    Ice can be wonderful, but I’m glad ours on the trees ist gone.

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  5. Pure Glory · February 24

    Thank you for sharing. The cold does make it difficult to take the photos. The ice and snow makes for a special beauty. Blessings!

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  6. Amy · February 24

    It’s interesting—you can almost sense the softening of the ice from your earlier photos. I’m not sure why—it seems rounder? Less pointed? Or is it just wishful thinking on my part as I hope for spring?

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    • Peter Klopp · February 25

      You have a keen eye, Amy. Indeed, the ice begins to soften with milder weather on the way.

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  7. Stella, oh, Stella · February 24

    That is a collection of some really great photos that you too have shot! I can hardly decide, which my favourites are. I thinkt the 1, the 2nd and the last one. We had about 12-13 plus degrees today, mild but blowy.

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  8. Ann Coleman · February 25

    What cool photos! I’m glad you braved the cold fingers to take them, especially the last one. And I hope your temps really do warm up soon.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26

      Thank you, Ann! Winter isn’t over yet. But a few sunny days with warmer temperatures have given us a big boost.

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  9. kopfundgestalt · February 26

    What kind of sculptures!!
    😀

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  10. floresphotographic · February 26

    Looks cold! How cold was it when you took these Peter?

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    • Peter Klopp · February 27

      About -10 C.

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      • floresphotographic · February 27

        I have only ever experienced that temperature once, about four years ago. It took my breath away and we couldn’t walk far in it! I have no idea how people live in minus 50 c in some parts of Russia.

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  11. Steve Gingold · March 2

    So many nice icicle lineups! I found something like these the other day hanging from a fallen tree over the waterfall I visit. Now they have melted. I enjoyed the nice view through that weathered iron ring.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 2

      Finding a good frame is very important. So the iron ring was a great find for this landscape shot. Thank you, for your kind comment, Steve!

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  12. Steve Schwartzman · March 2

    I especially like those ice formations in the last picture.

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  13. Ankur Mithal · March 7

    Beautiful. Well, in India we are already at the starting point of a long hot summer, so pictures of snow and ice are welcome once again.

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    • Peter Klopp · March 7

      I’d wish we lived in more balanced world, Ankur. Some pray for rain, others for the rain to stop. Some freeze to death, others die in a heat wave. Too many extremes! Stay cool, Ankur!

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  14. PlantsandBeyond · March 14

    Wow – ice looks like some animal to me

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