All I have heard on the news for the past few days is continuing talk about the low temperatures. Since I am one to try to see the glass half full -- I thought this would be a great time to get some photos of ice. It doesn't get below freezing often where I live -- soooo...this morning I went in search of ice.
I had to go out early anyway to take my daughter to a class. After I dropped her off and on the way home I stopped by a local spot to take some photos. By then I knew I would not find much ice -- if any. The temps were not a low as first predicted. But the weather man says -- wait until tomorrow (don't they always say that?)
There was a little ice -- but nothing I thought would make a good shot. There could have been -- but after I saw the early morning light on the water -- I stopped looking for any kind of ice photo and went for the morning light reflections. Who says fall is a time of color. Here I am in the middle of January and the colors on the water are wonderful.
I got a few photos I am pleased with -- both the color and the black and white versions. Thank goodness for the Nik software -- the Color Efex and the Silver Efex were used to enhance the photos.
Even though it was not super cold this morning -- I realized I had under dressed for the weather. No gloves and a not so heavy jacket over my sweater was not keeping me warm. It did not matter -- I was not there long anyway -- the light was changing quickly and soon I had lost the beautiful colors on the water.
After telling my husband about how cold my hands were -- he had an idea. He plays golf -- a lot -- in the rain and in cold weather. He has cold-weather golf gloves. They keep your hands pretty darn warm -- plus they have a good grip to hold a club -- or to work a camera! Guess who made a special trip to the golf store today -- me! I now have a nice pair of Kodiak Ultimate Winter Gloves -- and a bargain too. At least I think it is a bargain -- under $20! I opted to not get the hand-warmer thing you put in your pocket. He already has one of those -- so I figured I could borrow his if I wanted one.
Here are a couple photos from this morning -- not too bad for winter shots and frozen fingers!