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Ice Age

Trip reviews | Posted on March 4, 2011
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It’s not that often that I spend time away from photographing wildlife. However, this year one of my main projects is to complete my book, Steel City Wildlife. This on-going project has focussed my time and eye to new horizons. Recently I spent a few days recording Sheffield’s rivers and steams during the big freeze. On one bubbling brook Jack Frost had created a wonder land of ice – cold, barren yet definitely not lifeless.

Wyming Brook Ice

The endless opportunities beguiled my eye for some hours but quiet contemplation allowed me to see the ice from the big freeze. Macro lens on tripod and I started to look for detail among the vastness of this icy world. The greatest sculptures were over the stream itself, where ice was formed on hanging grasses and twigs by the ever present spray as it collided with sub-zero air.

Wyming Brook Ice

Wyming Brook Ice

Wyming Brook Ice

Hopefully, Spring is now on its way, but if we have a cold snap, have a look and see what you can find!

Paul Hobson

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