Ice Crystals

Registered: Mar 28, 2006
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

These ice crystals formed on the ceiling of an old freezer building. I had a chance to walk and photograph some of the floors this past weekend. Soon all the ice will melt, these wonderful crystals gone forever.

Registered: Jan 11, 2012
Total Posts: 3132
Country: Canada

cool set.

Registered: Oct 28, 2007
Total Posts: 563
Country: United States

Strikingly beautiful, and well-photographed.

Registered: Jan 02, 2006
Total Posts: 32066
Country: United Kingdom

Wonderful captures of these beautiful ice crystals !
Brian v.

Registered: May 02, 2010
Total Posts: 32926
Country: United States

Very nice set!


Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 13422
Country: United States

Gorgeous subject matter. Well captured! The first is my pick.

Registered: Jul 28, 2012
Total Posts: 219
Country: United States

What is your setup for these shots? Interested in doing ice myself, very nicely done!

Registered: Mar 28, 2006
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

I first tried with my 70-200 and extension rings but noticed the images were blurred due to movement (or I forgot to turn off the IS). I ended up using a 100mm macro, IS off. Since the site required me to extend the tripod center post I used Live View to lock up the mirror, x10 focus and the 10 second timer. My remote shutter release was acting up so I used the cameras shutter button. Even with the carbon tripod it still took 6 -7 seconds before the shake settled down after I manually pressed the shutter.

Lighting was ambient, 3.2 seconds, F22, ISO 400, Canon 1D Mk X, Canon 100 mm Macro. Custom White Balance using an Expo Disc.

Registered: Apr 22, 2008
Total Posts: 20
Country: United States

odd... I didn't realize Superman allowed visitors into his Fortress of Solitude.

nice pics!