Frozen Under #14667

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The Story

After a few days of steady wind temperatures in the teens, the nearby lake froze hard, fast, and deep. Wearing the warmest clothes, I went to photograph details along the lake edge at the local park. The deep solid freeze made perfectly crystal clear ice. I could easily see all the oak leaves entombed below the surface in detail here in the shallows, evidence of a quick hard freeze that went down to the bottom here.

There was snow in sweeping parallel bands across the frozen surface that didn’t move. Like everything else, it was solidly cemented into place by the deep cold. Only a few leaves are above the surface here. They’re along the bottom of the image stuck on top, partly embedded. Everything else is down underneath and frozen solid, waiting for Spring.

The next day, the ice was unclear and varied in opacity, sometimes to nearly white. Snow laid randomly in large areas, not in striated lines as before. S0 this clear view was only to be for a short while.

Once again, Mother Nature had changed everything as she always does.

Location: near Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

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