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Ice Covered Moss

With the recent cold snap I’ve started to visit the Devils Punchbowl to photograph the birth of the ice wall. Until today the ground has been a bit soft so it has been a mess to get near the wall. However, the ground is now starting to freeze making traction a little easier. At the present time the there is quite a bit of ice falling from the wall making it a little iffy to get right near the base of the wall to for close-up photography and not get nailed by some falling ice.

 

 

 

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On my last trip I took my 200-500mm birding lens to the Bowl. This allowed me to get some close-up shots and still remain out of reach of the falling ice. The small stream that flows through the area has not frozen yet. Most of my shots so far have been of moss, rocks etc. covered with ice. Today I was able to get some shots of large icicles hanging down from the wall.

 

With all of the rain we have received this summer it looks like there is more water than normal seeping through the sandstone. If we have some cold weather it could make for a spectacular ice year at Devils Punchbowl.

 

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In earlier posts I provided a general description of winter photography at Devils Punchbowl and provided some winter photography tips. There are more shots of Devils Punchbowl on my website.

 

One Comment

  1. What wonderful shots of ice. Brrr. I love the second one done with your zoom lens, and like the colours you’ve chosen, too.


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