nothing specific

February 28, 2021  •  3 Comments

My handy Webster's Vest Pocket Dictionary is a great size to grace the computer desk with all the other assorted stuff that lands on top, including dust.  As I began photographing ice for today's blog, I was after the abstract, but had never checked the dictionary for a specific definition.  The first two meanings are "expressing a quality apart from an object" and "not representing something specific".  The definition is a perfect fit for the images included here.

It is a rare day when I look at something in the world and not think of how I could make a photograph.  Water, in both liquid and solid form, offers great reflective power.  Because ice generally is static, it offers excellent opportunities to experiment with the abstract, as shown in the photographs below.  With humps and pockets and ridges, light from the sky and stucco walls reflect blue, light tan, and darker shadows.




Out of the shadows and into the sun, craze lines in the ice become apparent and dazzling.


Then, there was this challenge of the week.  Do you know what it is?

Thanks to all of you who commented on last week's blog - Barbara, Donna C., TTT, Lawrence, Christina, Steve, Marilyn, Jean and Sam, Ingrid and Robert, Deb H., Wayne, and Diane.

until next Monday,


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Steve Immel(non-registered)
I love this series, Daryl. The first three make me ask myself what I'm looking at. That's a high compliment. Number one looks a little like a clock face . And the ice appears to ripple or undulate in number two. Number four looks like the shore of a frozen pond. Since your post is about ice I assume the last image is of ice but it looks more like corrugated metal.
Terry Thompson(non-registered)
I'm going to guess it is a CU of the edge of a ceramic product of some sort.
Hoping for warmer weather to get here one of these days. Good that you captured the ice while you can.
Fun pix, fluidity, color and texture. Your color palette echoes another friend’s colors featured in her weekly blog post of last week’s pix and paintings. Must be a mutually sensed pre spring/post winter visual incantation.
not even gonna try to guess what “it” is. my brain feeling a bit constipated this morning.
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