Saturday, 31 January 2009

Icy ditch

The Biesbosch is a marshy inland area where the delta of the big rivers of the Netherlands begins. Although the North Sea is at least 80 kilometers to the west, the influence of the tide is still noticeable here. I guess this is the reason for the collapsed ice on this ditch.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Icy light

This year king winter rules! From December 26, 2008 till January 11, 2009 temperatures did not cross the zero line. In the nights, -15ºC or even slightly below was no exception near Eindhoven, in the south of The Netherlands.
I really pays-off to visit the same place multiple times under different circumstances. So, on this cold clear morning I went by bike again to the 14-th century watermill “Collse Watermolen” and took another series of photos of the partly frozen meandering stream “Kleine Dommel”.
On the second photo all 3 phases of water, i.e. ice (and both snow and hoar frost too), water and water vapor, are visible. May be it looks like you can take a nice hot steam bath here, but I would not recommend it, the water is around the freezing point and the surrounding air was -13ºC. I used a polarizing filter to enhance the colors a bit.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Icy fog

I always wanted to do ‘something’ with these old crooked poplars that look down solemnly at the small river “Kleine Dommel”.