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December 22, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D
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1/4 second
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17 mm
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Dec 13, 2013, 3:14:58 PM
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Trapped Under Ice by m-eralp Trapped Under Ice by m-eralp
Since few weeks we have a weather where temperature goes below and above 0 by days and nights. Water gets frozen then it melts a bit and gets frozen again. Here you can see broken ice blocks under water where they are covered by a new layer of ice.

Place: Nenäinniemi Jyväskylä, FINLAND

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First of all I would like to note that the sky, in its soft colors of purple and orange, is the chromatic base of this artwork. It is reflected softly by the ice and the frozen water in somewhat darker colors. Also, what I find even more interesting about your piece of work is that the ice blocks are partially overlapping, thus giving the viewer a sense of "architectural" comfort. To me they have the aspect of fish scales. The fish seems to be swimming above the dark abyss underneath the ice.
Now about the rocks... They are seated in the same light purple color that fills the clouds. Their dark color enveloped in a belt of white (I suppose its frost) contribute to the "architectural" balance and stability I have mentioned above.
What I think brings the icy water and the distant sky together is the thin layer of sways that carelessly point towards the source of light.

The dominating colors are "cold" and "distant" ones, perfectly befitting the essence of being in close contact with ice. Now there are a few interpretations of being trapped by ice: you can either be trapped in the water or you can be trapped in the world above the water.

The overall feeling of this artwork is not necessarily that of being trapped but that of "melting into the scenery" without feeling lost or discouraged. I find it comforting and calming. All due to the content and quality of the picture.
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sandervandenberg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Photographer
Amazing sight, must've been impressive in real life. Lovely tones, too!
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014   Photographer
Thanks so much:)
EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Nice picture :)
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014

moonlight311 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
We still have yet to have ice like this. Is much too warm, almost 40 the way the photo is amazing as usual...Happy New Year Friend!!!!
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Photographer
Thanks so much Robin, i am sorry it took me so long to reply. I haven't been on DA on holidays.
I wish you all the best in new year too:)
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
It is alright friend I have been away too.
nerrinb Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible beauty of nature :) 
such harsh icy cold and at the same time I see the plants in the water and soft pink clouds. 
m-eralp Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Nerrin:)
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