April 11, 2018
Walking along the opposite bank, eyes mostly on the ground in front of me, I wasn’t expecting this.
This entry was posted on April 11, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under River and was tagged with cliff, ice, icefall, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, Schoepfle Garden, Vermilion River.
Great! Makes me think of a pipe organ.. 🙂
April 11, 2018 at 3:52 AM
Thanks, Harrie. It reminded me of a pipe organ, too.
April 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM
It’s beautiful, but it must still be cold there to find this in spring! ~ Cathy
April 11, 2018 at 7:02 AM
I took this photo March 26. I don’t know if the “icefall” is still there. It’s just starting to warm up today, though, so it may be. Thanks for writing, Cathy. It’s nice to see your new blog.
April 11, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Well, I guess the ice is pretty thick so if it’s still been cold, it might be there yet. Thanks, Linda, for dropping by. I’m playing catch-up trying to get this underway and it’s very time-consuming. Hope to be on a more even keel soon. 🙂
April 11, 2018 at 4:41 PM
No one ever told me how time consuming blogging would be. I don’t have to tell you that it’s not only creating posts. It’s responding to people’s comments on posts, and looking at, thinking about, and commenting on others’ posts. It never ends. People ask me what I do with my time, and I say I maintain a photo blog, but that hardly tells the story. Good wishes for your even keel. 🙂
April 11, 2018 at 4:48 PM
Haha, you’re right of course. In the past I had 16 blogs and it got to be too much, so I’m now consolidating into one. It’s all very time consuming, but I guess it’s my hobby, so I have fun doing it, except, that is, when it stresses me out! It’s like a job sometimes. 🙂
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April 11, 2018 at 5:17 PM
April 11, 2018 at 7:36 AM
It was a real treat. Too bad I didn’t have the 70–300 lens with me—the one I’ve now put on my wish list.
April 11, 2018 at 3:09 PM
I almost always leave the 70-300 in the car because of the weight. I doubt if I’ve shot more than 5% of my photos with that lens and it’s a beauty. too.
April 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM
Nikon has come out with a new 70–300 that is a lot lighter than the one it replaces. See a review here: https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-70-300mm-vr-af-p?utm_term=2018-04-11#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nikon-70-300mm-vr-af-p. If this is the one you have, and it’s too heavy for you, it will be way too heavy for me, and I’ll take it off my wish list.
April 11, 2018 at 3:26 PM
This is very much like the lens I have. It’s a great lens but I tend to leave it in the car because I don’t have the proper bag to carry it in. I need a bag that will hold the 70-300 and the 105 macro. I leave it behind because I don’t carry the backpack when hiking anymore. That’s where the weight is. The backpack has almost everything I own and I just need a small bag for 2 lenses. I should bite the bullet and buy a nice one. Keep the lens on your wish list but you might want to add a nice lightweight tripod to the list, too.
April 11, 2018 at 4:19 PM
I was thinking that I’d go out with only one lens, either the 24–85 that I now use, or the 70–300 on my wish list. If I were driving somewhere, I’d probably take both but leave one in the car. I have a lovely Manfrotto tripod that I use very rarely. Lightweight as it is, I still don’t like lugging it around. I also don’t enjoy staying in one spot to get the perfect shot with a slower shutter speed and lower ISO. I just envy other people who do that. I think I’m just too impatient. Maybe in my old old age . . .
April 11, 2018 at 4:44 PM
April 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM
If the river hadn’t been so high, I’d have tried to walk over to see it up closer. But then the river water was probably too cold for that anyway . . . It was a gorgeous surprise.
April 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Is this very recent? It’s strange that the ice is so localized, a real cold spot. Or maybe it’s more about the fact that more water drips down in that place. Striking photos! I like the second one the best….are those hemlocks?
April 11, 2018 at 1:17 PM
#1 and #2 are my favorites: #1 because the wider view suggests what a special ice formation this was, and #2, because it works so well as a photograph.
April 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Thanks for weighing in, Alan. Did you see my reply to Lynn? These comments are interleaving in a strange way . . .
April 11, 2018 at 3:22 PM
Thanks, Lynn. The photo is from March 26, not all that long ago. These cliffs have many spots where the water drips from the top and oozes from further down. I just asked my resident botanist, and he says, yes, those are eastern hemlocks. At first I was only going to post the second photograph. Then I thought the context might be welcome. Then I thought people might like to see the icicles up closter. So I blitzed.
April 11, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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