Come on In. The Water's Fine!

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Comments (18)

diannemcd on January 4, 2009

Horn Pond again, so good to you, great photo,just a little different with the steps (I gather) down to the water all covered in snow. Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on January 4, 2009

Hi Dianne - hope you really appreciate your January's now! Yup - you got the view.

someGuyinmasset on January 4, 2009

Cool. I see some little ice gardens down at the bottom, and a couple footprints on the steps, and where the nice lighting for the other picture came from. Was it taken down there?

Bits-n-Pieces on January 4, 2009

Thanks Guy - well, the rippled ice edge was near by - somewhat to the left. The edge of the lake is rather strange - I think it used to be more of a public beach that's been allowed to grow over since swimming isn't really allowed. But then the level of the lake fluctuates - so there's a level area that's somewhat weedy, sometimes inundated. Perfect for geese and ducks!

D.R.Lamont on January 4, 2009

Come on guys!! First one in gets hypothermia!

M Teixeira on January 6, 2009

Beautiful light and composition. Happy New Year.

someGuyinmasset on January 6, 2009

Just noticed, the thumb looks like train tracks heading towards some mountains which the sun is setting on.

diannemcd on January 6, 2009

Spot on Guy

Jean Gregory Evans on January 8, 2009

Yes, I thought that too, I was surprised to see this other image appear! Well done, there!

Bits-n-Pieces on January 8, 2009

Thanks Don, miguel, guy, dianne and jean. So funny, Guy. I guess I know what I was looking at too well, so its sort of hard for me to see, but, yeah, sort of looks like some heavy acrylic painting of a road or tracks into the sun over the mountains. But I guess if I look at it that way, it seems more like looking up the steps up a ziggurat!

Conrad Nay on January 15, 2009

This is really quite a mind bender of a shot Bits-n-Pe...?Not again.. Looking at the image my mind is telling me that I'm looking up the stairs at the ice & water. I'm giving it a yellow star because it is a wonderful shot and so that I can keep coming back to it to figure it out. And I will.

jayzoe on January 19, 2009

Totally thought it was train tracks and then a boat launch when i read the title but probably no boating on Horn Pond right???? Great shot. Zoe

Nawitka on January 20, 2009

Hmm. Nope. Not going in. Cool shot though!

Bits-n-Pieces on January 27, 2009

Thanks Conrad, Zoe, and Nawitka (and well, I did thank you all last week, but seems my comment didn't stick!) aaah, back in the Warm days before the lake was covered in about a foot of snow....No motor boats allowed, but lots of Ice Fishing these days!

franco furlan on February 6, 2009

Very interesting work! voted! greetings from Torino, franco

My Contest January

davidcmc58 on February 6, 2009

Voted. Very nice shot! David My Contest - "California Dreams"

Bits-n-Pieces on February 6, 2009

Thanks francofurlan and davidmc58 Cheers!

Bits-n-Pieces on February 10, 2009

Thanks Domi

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 3, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2009/01/03 15:45:58
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash