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River of Ice

Rannoch Moor, Perthshire, Scotland

After days of freezing temperatures, a slight thaw had set in, forcing the ice to release its grip on this section of ice on the river's edge. The flowing edges of the melt lines gave a pleasing sinuous shape when contrasted with the sharp, angular ice crystal structures. The coldness in this abstract is emphasised by enhancing the blue colour already present,  I like the idea of the scale of the image being ambiguous. It could cover a couple of inches or feet or with a bit of imagination it could be an aerial view of rivers in any icy wasteland. An alternate version can be seen in Ice Pattern. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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