Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ginormous Icicles!

We've had so much snow and ice here lately. And yes, it's getting a little old. I've watched this icicle grow......and grow.....and grow.... on the corner of our workshop for the past several days. It's supposed to get warmer this weekend, so I thought I better get a shot of it before it melted away...
I don't think you can truly appreciate the ginormity (just had to use that word...my kids use it all the time) in this photo, but seriously, it is large!

I think these shots qualify for the aperture theme, too. I took them all at f/2.8.


BRRR! Anyone for some hot chocolate?

33 comments:

heather taylor photography said...

brrr is right! I think icicles are SO cool- great shots!

hailiriley said...

I'll take some hot chocolate! Look how big those are. Great photos!
cari

Toni said...

Okay, love the shot, but that makes me nervous! WIll you promise me you will go out and knock it off tomorrow! lol. I wouldnt want it to fall on anyone! :) tfs.

Sarah Phipps said...

I used to love icicles as a kid.. i love the second one, looks so pure.

Michelle said...

that is one serious icicle! wow. love your DOF here.

Chell said...

Great shots of the ice. BRRR though I hope you start to thaw out soon.

Gypsy Girl said...

I will go for some hot chocolate. That 2nd shot is awesome. My kids wouldn't leave that up long enough to get so big

Ginnie said...

Yes, I'll take mine with whip cream and a candycane... just make sure it's not too hot ;). Really cool pictures. I hope you're surviving the cold.

Nicole said...

No hot chocolate here. I'll take the snow and ice for a couple of days though!

Mom2Drew said...

You've got some really cool effects going on here, but I totally feel brrrr cold from that first one.

Angela2932 said...

Love the 2nd shot! I'm surprised your kids haven't grabbed those for some sword-fighting!

Becky said...

That is a ginormicle! (How's that for a word?) Love the background colors you got!

HLIP said...

I took some photos tonight of the giant icicle on my front porch also! (I'm in SLC too)

Mine didn't turn out though.
Great job!

Laurie

Amy said...

So cool! I love the blue color of the third one down.

periwinkle eye images said...

Yes! I'll join you for hot chocolate, and we can stir it with those icicles to cool it down! I love your different shots here. I am glad you captured it before it broke off. ML

Stacey said...

Very cool! The other day we were driving in the car and I guess an icicle grew in my Son's cup of water he left in the car... He was sitting back there and all of a sudden he yells out, "It's a crystal, it's it's an icicle! It's a miracle!!!" He is such a dork!

Val said...

Wow. the third one looks very cool!

Sharon said...

These are really nice! I especially like the 3rd one.

Jen said...

You just want me to put on my jacket, don't you! WOW! Those are huge! Nice captures!

emilyc said...

Looks like our kind of weather. I love the close-ups of the icicle, especially with the bluish background.

pakosta said...

love it!
i used to pull them off the side of our house and lick them as a kid YUK!!
tara

pat said...

Meg--that is so huge that it could qualify as a stalatite!!! Nice shots.

Jessica said...

Holy icicle batman!! I love the blue in the background too, great captures!

Shawna said...

Dang that thing looks lethal!!! Great shots!

Mandy said...

Those are so big! We have some hanging off of our house too that are just deadly.

Enjoying The Little Moments said...

I love your icicles but I don't want any of that weather here. Ohh makes me cold just looking at them. You have some great shots.

Jodi said...

love the blue one with all that blue bokeh.

Bobbi said...

These look dangerous lol, really great shots. I feel the coldness from looking at them, good thing I have my heater on.

Scrapper88 said...

HOly moly that is BIG!! Great shots! I love that second one, great detail!

Liz said...

Love that last shot! The focus is perfect.

Kristi said...

Those are CRAZY!!!! How cool!

Sharon said...

OMG! love those last 3.

summerbl4ck said...

very cool--get it? great shot!