breaking up is hard to do

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 5 March 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A section of the river in Pilkington Valley near Elora, with giant slabs of ice as testament to the dynamics in play this winter.

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS 1/500 second F/5.0 ISO 125 15 mm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

I enjoy the frigid image and remember well the song of your title.

5 Mar 2018 6:39am

@Michael Skorulski: Always nice to throw in a song reference from time to time; thanks a lot.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Those slabs of ice are amazing and the cool flow of water makes an excellent foreground.

5 Mar 2018 6:55am

@Stephen: We recently found a road that leads down into this valley, not far from where we live in a small town, and it is going to be a wonderful sunset watching-photography spot when the warmer weather arrives. Thanks !

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

The thickness which made the ice is impressive

5 Mar 2018 8:05am

@Gérard Flayol: Some slabs were two feet thick. It has been a wildly dynamic winter in terms of fluctuating temperatures.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That really does look unforgiving . .

5 Mar 2018 9:16am

@Ronnie 2¢: Not as unforgiving as the mosquitoes here in a few months ! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great view ! I've never seen such...

5 Mar 2018 10:01am

@Hiro: Glad to share with you; I have learned some great new things about Japan through your photos, too. My thanks, Hiro.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I see you are going with the floe Rick. :) Excellent

5 Mar 2018 10:37am

@grouser: Ha ! Icy your quick wit hasn't thawed a bit, mister g.

k@ from Paris, France

Yes, metaphorically too ;) Superb presence of the ice !

5 Mar 2018 10:44am

@k@: I'm always one foot in the metaphor dimension, my friend. Thanks a lot !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A view all too familiar. The Delaware outside my window gets chunks of ice like this often during periods of cold weather.

5 Mar 2018 1:21pm

@Ruthiebear: This valley becomes mosquito hell during the summer months. Crazy differences in the seasons.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful composition with these broken sbeets of ice! The detail is superb as it actually shows the layers that are pancaked together. An excellent title for this shot!

5 Mar 2018 5:12pm

@Steven: Thanks much, Steven.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A powerful and wild image!

5 Mar 2018 5:27pm

@Adela Fonts: Thanks, Adela.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, those slabs of ice are so thick. I'm surprised that it's breaking up so early.

5 Mar 2018 5:50pm

@Steve Rice: Elora is in snow belt country but we've had a winter of sudden drastic thaws, which probably explains why such thick ice cover broke up this way. Thanks, Steve.

Joyce from Montana, United States

bop shoo wop....nobody mentioned the song but me. I have not gotten out to the river yet (snowed in sorta) but I just know this is going to be the scene. up close love the formidable power water in any form.

5 Mar 2018 5:56pm

@Joyce: I like fitting music references in where I can. This is a water planet we are blessed with. It is such a potent force in all of its permutations. Thanks, Joyce.

Franz from Baden, Austria

Wow, that was a mighty ice cover, judging by the thikness of the slabs! I like the attractive layers in your winter-slowly-ending image!

5 Mar 2018 6:23pm

@Franz: We were surprised by the thickness of those slabs of ice. It's a nice wide valley and will be a great spot for summertime sunset images, albeit we will have to slather on insect repellent. Thanks as always, franz.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


5 Mar 2018 6:39pm

@Existence Artistique: :-)

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

I LOVE your choice of title! Always room for a smile when it's Nature's Way! ;-) Keep yp the Spirit!

5 Mar 2018 9:09pm

@Denny Jump: I figured a music person like you, good sir, might dig that title. My thanks !

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, i had no idea it was so thick !

a beautiful image

5 Mar 2018 10:16pm

@sherri: Thanks very much.