Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Icefall revisited

Two days of rain had taken a huge toll on the icefall.. still, it was holding on and lovely in the late afternoon sun. All along the nearby riverbanks the red dogwood was showing the blushing glow of early spring. The bark gets especially red in some plants as the spring warms the sap. I decided to work with these twigs as the contrast to the blue ice might make for an interesting sculpture.

As usual it was a race against the sun to get the piece in position before the last low angled rays disappeared behind the mountains... but the low angled light also gives the best shadows and colour to the ice. The rest of the week is forecasted to be grey, warm and rainy... this could be the last time I can work safely with this ice.... as it was a huge chunk fell off just as I was finished photographing the piece... always a reminder to stay alert around ice !

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