Description Icicles formed on Fall Creek, near my home, during the coldest days of February.These transient bells, joined to the ice lobe by the thinnest of pedicles, fell into the creek the next dayWhen open water flows under a bank of snow and iceit is possible for the sun to heat the bank,melting it to send water flowing down to the water.If the air temperature is very cold,the water freezes to form icicles, like happenswith houses that are not well insulated.What is marvelousis the surface of a flowing stream rises and fallsdeforming the icicles from their normal thick base tapered to thin endingsinto something strange, beautiful and wonderful.Such as these Ice Bells.Note the golden crystals in the ice lobe of the central bell, different from the silver crystals of the lobes of the right and left bells......
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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