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Fire and Ice | by bob simari
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Fire and Ice

On that bitter cold day in January, everything came together nicely as the sun settled into a bank of thin clouds which were just beginning to obscure the pastel sky. The foot deep snow had crusted over giving it an icy look and the waves of the Atlantic at high tide had sculpted its edge thereby giving it the look of a mini glacier. In order to capture the ball of the sun properly, the exposure of this shot gave the beach's sand, actually pure white, an almost black color, which I felt contrasted nicely with the cold bluish white of the crusted snow.

 

Taken shortly after the previous photo, but several hundred yards closer to the ocean's edge at Jones Beach on Long Island's south facing shore.

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Taken on January 31, 2011