Snow can be its own light, but ice wants help.
March 2.The snow is gone (for now).Suddenly a sunny day – just right for ice!Time for a walk to the shore of a small island accessible by a short footbridge.
The narrow beach is sand and stones with some reeds and occasional grass.
The sea is still partly frozen, but thawed at the shore and refrozen with very thin ice.
The slightly changing water level breaks up the ice…
… and lets water flow over it again –
– with an occasional remnant from last autumn,
or lets in air under the ice.
And there are endless patterns –
– and pebbles,
now a detail.
All images post-processed in DXO Photolab, mainly by distributing contrast to make details on the ice visible also in the highlight region, sharpened only by downsizing with bicubic sharpen.
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