Frozen Cosmos

Thought I would take advantage of the “Polar Vortex”–we used to just call it a cold snap when I was a kid–and ┬ácapture abstract ice formations here in Maryland. I needed a break from the confines of my office anyway after spending the better part of two months working on my new eBook, Photographing Wild Water.┬áSo I headed out to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, and spent all morning shooting ice formations along the river. It was great fun, but I forgot my gloves and ended up with frozen hands after two hours of shooting. It was worth it!

Frozen Cosmos. Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 25mm extension tube, 2 seconds, F22, ISO 250

Frozen Cosmos. Nikon D800 Digital SLR, 70-200mm, 25mm extension tube, 2 seconds, F22, ISO 250

Anyway, these small bubbles reminded me of a frozen galaxy of planets surrounded by a billion stars–hence the title Frozen Cosmos. I shot this in very low light and used a small penlight to add a glow to a few of the bubbles to imitate a shining star. Well I’d better get back to the book. Still about a week away from publishing it and need to put the finishing touches before it goes to the editor.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

About Joseph Rossbach (11 Posts)

Joseph Rossbach has been photographing the landscape for over twenty years. Joe is a frequent contributor and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, and travels extensively each year creating new images and teaching others of the art and technique of nature photography.


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