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Ice Pattern

Rannoch Moor, Perthshire, Scotland

An alternative version to "River of Ice", this shows a close up of ice along the side of a loch in its natural state. This image almost appears to be monochromatic. The gritty texture of the angular ice patterns provide a counterpoint to the sinuous lines of the meltwater channels. One of the challenges with this type of image is being able to position the tripod, my own feet, and compose the shot without the combined weight breaking through the ice and destroying what I was so attracted to in the first place. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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