Monday, April 05, 2010

Sunrise through Icicles

After my previous icicle shoot (see last blog post), I went back a couple days later to photograph the last of them before they had melted. I hiked out in the dark to be on location and setup for the sunrise-through-icicles photos I had in my mind. In the first photo (below) the sun was barely up, so I used a splash of fill-flash to light up the icicles. A few minutes later when the sun was higher, there was plenty of warm light shining through the icicles to reveal  the detail of their texture.

Both photos were taken with an EOS 5D mark II, EF 24-70/2.8 lens; Singh-Ray L ColorCombo polarizer.


  1. Rob Leavoy12:19 AM


    Your icicle images are amazing.

  2. Really wonderful Ethan. Those icicles are the gift that keeps on giving! Here in CA the wildflowrs are trying to welcome spring, but the Sierra just got another foot of snow!

  3. As always,beautiful pictures!

  4. Wow, awesome! the second one is my favorite. I've been following your work for a while now. Bryan Holliday, my bird photography buddy, told me about your images.