Shifting Landscape

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Steven H. O. Jones on December 2, 2010

When I lived next to this shoreline, I could take photos morning and night, and could see how the ice would change form under the slightest of altered conditions. Entire shelves of ice break off and float away so that you can't be guaranteed of recording the same formation from hour to hour - a good symbol for our lives, to seize the moment.

Closed on December 3, 2010

Love it Indy! YS* + like from me! =)

Steven H. O. Jones on December 3, 2010

Hiya, GG! Thanks as always for taking the time to look. Now that icicle season is upon us, I see that you're taking full advantage. How is Georgian Bay for getting ice photos? My guess is that it's better than Lake Ontario, and perhaps a bit less risky when its cold enough to freeze over. One time I visited Lake Superior in March, and the ice build-up was astounding! Putting on the mitz, Indy

Closed on December 3, 2010

LOL @ Putting on the mitz! Well to be honest I'm not really sure, this is the first time that I've spent the whole Winter here. We stay on a lake so if we go into town, we just get in and out as quickly as possible LOL. You know, I'm thinking now and I don't think I've ever even walked onto the ice. hmm. Well, I will this year. I just asked Gord and he said that the Georgian Bay up at Wasaga would freeze well and it would even have Ice Caves with rooms! He said, as a kid, he would walk and explore these, come back the next day and those would be gone but there would be new ones. I am amazed and just know that I will have to see that for myself. I'm guessing that if down at Wasaga it freezes that well then up here it must be even more stable. Putting on many layers of mitz, GG =D

Steven H. O. Jones on December 4, 2010

Brave of you, GG, to go out on the ice. Lake Ontario doesn't freeze over well enough to do that - ever. The ice cave in this photo isn't typical, and it's very small, anyway. But it sounds like Georgian Bay has much better examples, and it might be safer. Sometimes, at the very edge of the ice during the coldest parts of winter, you can see what I term "ice volcanoes" - cones of ice that have built up from wave action, and when a big wave comes crashing in, it forces water up and out the spout, often a couple of metres up from the volcano, and further builds the shape upward as the new water freezes. I'll see if I can get a good shot of this in January or February. Indy

Closed on December 4, 2010

OO that sounds really neat Indy! If anyone can capture one of those well, it's you! I'll be waiting on your post of that! =)

Llorenç Ll. on December 9, 2010


Steven H. O. Jones on December 10, 2010

Llorenc: Thank you for your "like"! All the best from Canada, Indonesia Jones

Closed on January 4, 2011

Just had to stop back in here. I love this one!

Hi Indy! Hope yaw are warm! :)GG

Steven H. O. Jones on January 4, 2011

Glad you like it, GG!!! This one means something special to me, too. I like to observe how different my own likes can be from the general population - it's an education! This one didn't turn out to be as special to others as it is to me. That's okay; it keeps me learning about people, and that's a worthwhile study in itself. Keeping warm, as I hope you are.....Indy

odeveld on March 12, 2011

Hello Indonesia Jones,

An attractive picture! Nice work! I LIKE!!

Kind regards, Odeveld

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  • Uploaded on December 2, 2010
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    by Steven H. O. Jones
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1500)
    • Focal Length: 120.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.757
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash