finding an ocean in a patch of ice

Ocean Storm - an abstract photograph of melting ice.
Ocean Storm – an abstract photograph of melting ice.

Every year, there is one or two precious days were conditions are just right for beautiful ice sculptures to form outside my home. A storm will pile snow and ice on the railing of my deck. Then when the sun breaks out, the ice will transform into fantastic shapes, like the turbulent waves of an ocean storm. I have to work fast, for I usually only have a short time to photograph before it all melts away.

I created this photograph from a small patch of ice that formed outside my home this past winter. Within the turbulent swirls and bubbles, I imagined an ocean being battered by a massive storm.

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