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Gripped by Ice by gaborcsigas Gripped by Ice by gaborcsigas
Raindrops froze instantly after they fell, covering everything in cold glass, the icy weight pulling everything down. It was a wonderful but a scary and weird sight at once - and not even my grandmother remembers seeing anything like this (in our country), no matter the many years she's lived.

Hard winters are coming.

Third of a 3-piece series. The first one - a non-macro view of the branches of a tree, covered in glassy ice - can be seen (if dA works) here: [link] . The second one, of leaves, is here: [link] .

Colours are slightly retouched.

Hope you like it.
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Given 2004-02-25
Gripped by Ice by ~whoisnot The clarity, crispness and innocence captured in such simplicity presents the beautiful side of winter. ( Suggested by greenfaery and Featured by ZirTuan )
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Gerda Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2004
You chose to expose the one twig that managed to "free" itself. I should think this is a cheerful thing ;)
I can't believe I missed it while browsing your gallery. Silly me :ashamed:
It's very beautiful!
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:bow: thanks! yep i chose that twig and the surrounding ones because of the contrast - had i showed only ice-covered stuff, there would've been no firm ground for comparison...
as for missing a piece in a gallery, don't worry, most galleries have so many pieces in them that makes very easy to overlook a bunch...
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swanna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
great work, maaan!! :thumbsup:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:bow: thanks!
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isky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
wow - this is just wonderful - i love the compostition, the curves and the detail....
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! i'm glad you like it...
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thesouthernrange Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
it looks like you took them off the tree/bush and had them on a white background or something??? well anyway, it's absolutely lovely. delicate.
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
first of all: thanks. :nod: as for the background: no, i didn't take them off (even though that would also have been an option :) ), the background shows a completely empty segment of a very light-gray sky whitened further by retouching. (i just had to find the right position to take the shot from.)
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thesouthernrange Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
very nice
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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lookinforme Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004   Photographer
very interesting shot :) i like it alot! greeat cropping too :)
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
i'm glad you liked it - thanks for telling me. :nod:
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ladygish Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
omg this is incredible! of course i have an obsession with tree branches, but still i *love* this! i can't believe it's only got 2 favorites. :confused:
:+favlove::+favlove::+favlove::+favlove:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:D thanks a lot, especially for the fav!
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ladygish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
most welcome! this is really a very very gorgeous piece.
= ^.^ =
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Photographer
Cool shot ! looks tight as hell ... I like how the bg is white
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! (the background, btw, is a whitened out piece of a very light gray and very empty sky :nod: )
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HuskyTheHusky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
Looks very much like a picture I took during our ice storms... such a beutiful peice...

Woof :D
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! :)
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outshined Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
I've seen ice like this a few times. It's really pretty, but very destructive. Invariably, our poor trees will lose at least a limb or two. Sometimes we lose whole trees =/.
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
yes, that's what happened round here too - whole branches broke off, they couldn't bear the weight. the glassy ice has become their coffin... :O thanks for the comment!
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evanesces Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
Very creative idea behind this shot, a great piece of photography.
:)
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! :nod:
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saciii Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Photographer
:faint:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:w00t:
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imogene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
This is a great shot. Very crisp and abstract. Its good to see you submitting more, and Im glad I finally get a chance to comment. Keep it up!
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
In turn, it's good to see you commenting and being active again, Lani! Thanks for your words, and I do hope to see more and more from you these days both comment and artwise. :nod:
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gsb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
man... what are you doing????!!!! I can´ t stop putting faves to your photos!!! XD XD XD XD

:#1:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
hahahh it's because i'm the evil favmaker! :evillaugh: errr... or maybe it's just pure luck on my part? :O i should try the lottery again, anyway. :D

thanks :!:
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gsb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
yeaaah you should try!!! who knows?? maybe you get rich and forget about us!! :O ... ehm... just forget what I´ve just told you :stupidme:
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gsb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004
hahahaah I guess it wouldn't worth that much... I mean... what for? :confused:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
no, I'd never... I'd buy accounts (at least) for all my dA friends (hell, I'd buy dA if it was enough :D )
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szilvia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
és ez is nagyon kircsiii :nod:
nagyon tetszik a kivágás, jó kis absztrakt kép lett belőle... ha nem tudnám, hogy fotó, azt hinném, hogy egy ROPPANT ü gyes manip :D

:date: :heart:
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sweetanddeadly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004   Photographer
Ebbõl meg print kellene :( Tök érdekes, olyan, mintha egy kábel lenne :) Ööööö.. :+fav: :blushes:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
print. hümm, el kéne gondolkozni ezen, azt hiszem. vagyis el kéne olvasni a daprints leírást. :D
kábel? hehe... :D
és megintcsak köszönöm!
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sweetanddeadly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004   Photographer
:nod: Igen-igen. Ki tudja, hátha bejön egy kis pénz :)
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
hm, inkább nagy pénz jöjjön be inkább, vettü nk is lottót. :nod:
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RedTalonTPF Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
I like the concept of this. To me it kind of feels like the branch is trapped by ice, but is slowly breaking free. That or the ice is slowing taking over. Guess it depends on your mood whihc way you want to take it.
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment, for the thoughts. Indeed, the branch was trapped in ice, which was slowly melting away, chunks of it falling to the ground as the wather got warmer and warmer... till evening came again, when the process turned around. And this picture here can be interpreted in both ways, just as you said. :nod:
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sagenlicht Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004   Writer
oh...i had to look at this for a while before i ssaw what it was.
at first i thought it was a shot of some bacteria or something.
i really like the clarity and cropping.
:D
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! (bacteria are interesting too but i don't have a microscope to take shots of them.. :D )
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