I have shot assorted surfaces layered with ice. One of my favorites was when I came across a plastic tub that had leaves floating on the surface. It had frozen over and there were tiny crystalline bubbles shot through the assortment of colored leaves. I stood it up in the sun and took a series of macro shots of different portions.Another was a pipe that had frozen and the water forced its way out of the end where it hung down like an art nouveau tongue.
I have actually tried to create things like this by slicing vegetables and lying them in bowls of tubs, leaving them out on chilly nights. None of the resulting items have remotely compared to the beauty in found frozen objects.
Recently, it has been extremely cold and I knew it was only a matter of time before I found something interesting.
I was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I realized I had at least an hour to kill. I stopped near the American River Confluence outside of Auburn and went for a walk along the south side of the canyon. I knew it was likely I would run across some ice around one of the small creeks that run down to the river.
It came in the form of frozen over mud puddles. There were dozens of them. At first I captured each one, but there were so many that I eventually started skipping the ones that were interesting enough. I picked my favorite twenty images and posted them to a new gallery. Appropriately enough, I posted them in the Ephemeral directory, my latest addition, which will feature things lasting only one day.
See them here.