On Frozen Pond

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    I probably should not have been standing in the middle of this frozen pond.

    But when you are raised in Texas and you rarely get to see anything frozen, you get fascinated by large frozen bodies of water. I just stared at it for a long time like a deer that's never seen headlights in the forest. I felt the saying, "When in Rome", and somehow replaced it with "When in Reykjavik..."

    I slowly shuffled my feet out to the middle, using my tripod as an Imperial Hoth Walker to secure my footing. Once I got to the right spot for the lens, I ripped off a few shots before heading over to the safely of the shore.

    from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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    1. terrific pear [deleted] 113 months ago | reply

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    2. ☆Mi☺Λmor☆ 111 months ago | reply

      wow :) is the simplest of word i can use for this ... really nice :)

    3. artland 110 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. yh828 110 months ago | reply

      awesome shot

    5. helpful discovery [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

      amazing! =)

      Depth

    6. o palsson 107 months ago | reply

      Outstanding image and processing.

    7. Nerivisual.com 102 months ago | reply

      Very nice colours!

    8. Bergenseren 97 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! This is a fantastic HDR!

    9. mariarn23 (mostly away...) 94 months ago | reply

      Wonderful. Certainly worth the risk!
      Would make a beautiful X'mas card :)
      Congrats!

    10. Arthur Perruci 90 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      This is a wonderful shot!


      Seen at the group:
      artland

    11. Fraggle Red 90 months ago | reply

      Beautiful blue hour shot Trey.

      Seen in :

      EAQIO

    12. Mező, Kornél (mostly away) 85 months ago | reply

      very nice!

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    13. Officer Phil 77 months ago | reply

      I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:

      verybigphotos.com/indexTreyRatcliff-StuckInCustoms.html

      Thanks,

      Phil
      VeryBigPhotos.com

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