The Twelfth Day of Christmas
"Just to be is a blessing;
just to live is holy."
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Yes, just to live is holy. Especially when we get to view amazing works of nature such as this!!
When I first saw this I thought it was ice :) Wonderful effect!!
5 Jan 2009 5:31am
@Kaylin Idora: It's what I call fake infrared. (We were there super early in the morning; no-one else was there for over 30 minutes. It was wonderful. Later in the day, it looked like the Chilkoot Pass during the gold rush.)
Oh my, my eyes are playing tricks on me. My first impression, I thought I was looking at an ice sculpture. Magnificent BW tonal quality.
5 Jan 2009 5:35am
@Suzanne: As I mentioned to Kaylin, it's fake infrared. I ran it through Nik's Silver Efex Pro. It's a lot of fun to play around with that stuff.
May be a white too much white in the clouds but a so nice composition !!!
5 Jan 2009 6:26am
Nature can reall present in various ways. Beautiful art here!
5 Jan 2009 7:17am
very cool indeed -- a wonderful trick of the eyes!! gorgeous -- i thought it was ice too!
5 Jan 2009 7:29am
This white just pops.
5 Jan 2009 10:13am
Very nice. I want to say infrared.
5 Jan 2009 10:58am
superb ice composition
5 Jan 2009 11:59am
Ice like cristal... nature can make such wonders ! It's truly a gorgeous icy landscape ! Thanks for sharing this beauty ! And what a clever idea for the infra-red... makes a perfect illusion ! Unforgettable !
5 Jan 2009 12:10pm
magnificent composition and wise management of lighting
5 Jan 2009 12:33pm
For me, the lighting is exquisite, providing contrast in the clouds from light to dark and accentuating the transparency of the ice. Utterly beautiful
5 Jan 2009 1:51pm
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5 Jan 2009 2:34pm
Magnifique image! On dirait de la glace! Très beaux contrastes!
5 Jan 2009 3:07pm
5 Jan 2009 3:24pm
Nice...looks like a snow sculpture :)
5 Jan 2009 3:26pm
incredible pic, wonderful and perfect
5 Jan 2009 3:44pm
An unusual view of this icon. Nice work.
5 Jan 2009 4:37pm
magnificent lighting and composition
5 Jan 2009 4:45pm
Wow, the transparence is fabulous here, and the pp gorgeous work ! So great to have fun with those tools !
5 Jan 2009 5:45pm
WOW this is so cool the infrared really makes it look like an ice formation, this is so cool
5 Jan 2009 6:24pm
Great scene and good composition. Brave after treatment, bad that the sky was so powerful burned out.
5 Jan 2009 7:22pm
@Knut Magne: Because the sky was so blown out, I never intended this to be a keeper. It was an opportunity to play with Silver Efex Pro. I posted it to show what can be done.
5 Jan 2009 7:46pm
Fantastic B&W... your composition is excellent .
5 Jan 2009 9:23pm
I am a big fan of experimenting with black and white toning. Very well done. I thought it was an ice cave!
5 Jan 2009 9:44pm
I like this a lot. I'm a big fan of infrared. I hope to someday get another camera to have converted for infrared use only. Someday : )
Unusual post-treatment for this well known and incredible arch. Looks like ice, indeed...
5 Jan 2009 10:00pm
This is absolutely luminous - a wonderful composition.
5 Jan 2009 10:02pm
Une photo aux infra-rouges..John tu vas toujours nous étonner, on croit une photo en négatif et puis non, c'est très curieux et change la donne habituelle, mais l'effet est fantastique, on croirait une image d'un autre monde, super réussite, bravo à toi .
5 Jan 2009 11:45pm
6 Jan 2009 2:27am
Fantastic! Yes, the clouds are a little blown out, but with the processing you've done, it all works.
6 Jan 2009 4:52am
6 Jan 2009 10:21am
I missed this one yesterday....It's so beautiful, so other worldly and even a bit surreal. Perhaps a world made of ice...perhaps it's on the way.
7 Jan 2009 4:38am
The ice image is very fresh to me with its curve shape. Well done!
12 Jan 2009 12:28pm
very spooky - thanks for posting this and the original along with some notes on your pp.
17 Jan 2009 5:27pm
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