It seems that ice can become an infinite number of interesting shapes. A little sampling…
These images were taken with a Nikon FE film camera (a great camera) and scanned from prints I made in a darkroom. I still fantasize about setting up a darkroom at home.
All images © Karen McRae
41 thoughts on “The Shape of Ice”
Thank you Bella!
Very lovely! Wish I saw more art of natural ice.
I hope your fantasy will come true Karen.. lovely work.
I like the sculptural shapes and relationships, particularly in the first two photos.
Very interesting shapes. I particularly like the last one, I can see a doggy barking (left hand side). Just my imagination! 🙂
Like the blog’s new look 😀 And I hope you can set up a darkroom too… the last time I was in a dark room was my… junior high photo class! But you know, I can still smell it. Going in there was always so exciting…
Oh I was wondering if anyone would notice the changes, I’m happy you like it!
Evocative and downright gorgeous!
HI Ms. Karen
I forgot to mention that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award on my blog :
You may have received this many times over but I wanted to give it to you too !!! Your photography is just stunning!!! I am a HUGE fan as you know 🙂
Thank you Isabella! You are such a sweetie. 🙂
Karen! What stunning work; you the ordinary into extraordinary. I agree with Alicia – the last image looks like a dragon/dog, seemingly howling at the moon… and the 2nd last – like a row of fir trees. Trying to interpret these images makes them extra special.
I was thinking that too, a winged dragon. Thanks Marina!
Oh Karen – I omitted a word in my comment: you *turn* the ordinary into extraordinary 🙂 A winged dragon – exactly! See, there’s mythology in your images too.
Nice shots! I love the details! Ice is one of the many things that nature creates that vary so much from example to example, and makes great subjects for photos. Cheers!
Little forests of ice – very nice.
So much beauty to be found in something that seems simple on the surface, but amazing up close. Thank you for sharing these, they are lovely. Cheers
I like these a lot. Yummy black amd white.
I like the shapes.. well , look at those infinite shapes that ice can do.. 🙂
nature is amazing
Really nice pictures, thanks.
You are welcome! thank you.
Really thoughtful and well realized work, Karen. The second frame is especially stunning.
And a thoughtful comment from you, thank you James.
Beautiful, as usual! These patterns really highlight, for me, how incredibly complex and wonderful nature is.
Nature is stunning isn’t it?
Great closeups! The ice crystals are beautiful!
The many forms that ice take is amazing to me. thank you.
Hey new theme! Change is good. 🙂
I love the photos, Karen. How cool is to see the details. Great shots, thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks Nandini. 🙂
great eye you have!very interesting photos. keep up the nice work ▲
You have me transfixed. I found your blog from FP and went through all the posts! Great choice, beautiful photos!
gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous – like their own landscape…
these photos make me tear up. absolutely beautifully touching.
Thank you, that is a nice thing to say.