Turbulence on Ice


The title might not indicate clearly that what I’ve captured in this scene is entirely frozen and static,  despite the appearance of motion.

19 responses

  1. Fantastic!

    January 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  2. Julie Raulli

    Hi Melanie,

    Just a note to say how much I’ve enjoyed your recent posts. Beautiful.

    Hope all is well.


    January 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    • Thank you, Julie. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the posts.

      January 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  3. I think it’s motion was frozen, literally, and not by the camera. That’s a really interesting phenomenon. This is a fascinating image. It’s as if somebody hit “pause” on a film. I expect the motion to resume when I’m looking at the image.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    • I like to imagine what is was about to happen when the freeze took place and what is going to happen when things thaw. I know it will be gradual, but it still appears as if it will all resume at the speed we’re used to when we press “play.” 🙂

      January 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  4. very beautiful

    January 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

  5. Was the water lily leaf (if that’s what it was) frozen into the ice as well?

    January 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

  6. Boiling ice! Fabulous.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    • I love that thought, Elena, about boiling ice! Wonderful concept!! Thank you.

      January 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

  7. Another of nature’s private rituals – trying on a new coat when it thinks we’re not looking. Love the sense of urgency in this – another wonderful shot.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    • I enjoy your comments so much, Richard. You have such a wonderful way of articulating what you see. Thank you!

      January 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  8. Very moving, indeed…and so compelling…what must contribute to the hydrophysics of pond water to cause such movement of the oxygen molecules in such a fashion? Wonderful, Melanie…another fantastic capture….

    January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Thank you, Scott. The pond is the source of lots of unanswered questions like the ones you’ve asked, and lots of intriguing photographic subjects. I love the mystery of it. 🙂

      January 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      • You’re welcome…and I am with you, in loving the mystery of your pond…so wonderful.

        January 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  9. elmediat

    A very intriguing image. 🙂

    The Frozen brown stingray glided through the ice,
    Dreaming of strange seas full of stars
    That sing of Winter’s other Kingdom.

    January 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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