Ice angles

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Our pond froze over a few days ago, and produced an array of extremely angular patterns. Here’s a sampling.   

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Quite a few of them seemed to radiate out from a centerpoint.

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Then there would be angles that contradicted angles.

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The thing that struck me in the picture above is the confusion with foreground and background and illusions of 3-dimensional space on a flat surface. I’m not quite sure why it’s so odd that way.

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Some of them look positively sculpted—but essentially it was all flat.

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It’s the variety that’s so intriguing!


2 thoughts on “Ice angles

    1. Thank you! The light was great, though I had to do some crouching and craning to catch it. (Which always requires an extra degree of care and attention when at the edge of a pond.)

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