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Cool Ice on the Mississippi River

I was a little surprised to see ice on the river today, with all the warm weather we have had. The open spot keeps getting bigger all the time.

I started today’s walk a little bit downstream, there was nothing that caught my eye to take a photo of till where a tiny stream flows into the river. It was cold enough to freeze last night and the ice on the stream had formed some nice interesting shapes.

Ice over a Stream photo

Ice over a Stream

I took quite a bunch of pics of the different shaped ice all the while looking for an angle that would really stand out. Never did get anything outstanding. Some pics were interesting, but if you didn’t know what you were looking at… It was kinda… Huh!

A little further upstream there’s a place where you can get down to the water and step out on a rock. (When the water is low enough.) Stepped out on the rock… Water was open downstream for a little way and partly frozen over upstream. The light looked good with the thin sheet of Ice coming close to the rock.

How to catch the beauty and wonder of Nature in a photo? Well… I snapped a couple of pics standing on the rock. It wasn’t really the best composition, but worth a try. Then I crouched down and snapped some more pics. Better, but still nothing too great.

In the end I got down on my knees, with the toes of my boots in the water, leaned forward with my hands and camera slightly above the water and took a bunch of pics. Tried different angles and heights above the water for the pics. Anyway… Here’s my pick for the best of the bunch:

Art Prints

What do you think, did I get a good photo that captures a tiny bit of Nature’s beauty? I tried my best to do so.

The Dog Following a Trail

Came home with a photo of the dog smelling a trail she was following. Only took a few photos this morning on a walk along the edge of the Mississippi river. Saw some interesting tracks, but nothing that looked like a good photo.

It looked like the cat had been out hunting and made the tracks the dog was following, she poked her nose down in every footprint as she followed the trail.

I was lucky enough to get ahead with the camera and take a few photos. It’s always a guess how they will turn out when taking pics of a moving critter.

Photography Prints

I was happy to see that this turned out okay. The lighting and background were decent with some nice contrast in the scene.

Walking on the ice got me to thinking about when it would go out and the river open up all the way… It usually happens sometime in March. When, just depends on the weather. Could be almost any day if it really warmed up or rained, or might wait a few weeks yet.