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Ice Storm

Discussion in 'Nature' started by mpresley, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    We were pounded by an ice storm here in N.E. Texas this last Friday - while beautiful it is horribly destructive as well. Here are a few pics documenting this destruction around our house.

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    PC062020 BW by Michael Presley, on Flickr


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    PC062035 BW by Michael Presley, on Flickr


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    Bent but not broken by Michael Presley, on Flickr


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    PC062019 by Michael Presley, on Flickr


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    PC062013 by Michael Presley, on Flickr

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    Encased in ice by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    And admits the destruction, there is beauty
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    PC062045 BW by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    All shot with the GX7 and a couple of different lens.
     
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  2. cdmicha

    cdmicha Mu-43 Regular

    74
    Dec 28, 2012
    Arkansas
    Chris
    Very nice, I love the b&w treatments! It reminds me of several years back when NW Arkansas got hit with the same thing... not fun when you've got to deal with it!

    Hopefully everything's ok for you down there.
     
  3. dmc

    dmc Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Feb 21, 2011
    Beijing
    Nice pix. Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound.
     
  4. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Well documented and great shots. Been few many of those in different states.
     
  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Out of interest, how cold did it get?

    Great shots!
     
  6. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Lovely pics.
    Hope the weather settles down. Am due to arrive from sunny australia next week!!!! Just packed an extra sweater!!!!
     
  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Wow! ''Crystal'' clear images! Thank you for sharing!
     
  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Sunny Australia? I had 20cm of snow two days ago...
     
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful photos - but you're right, ice can be incredibly heavy and extremely destructive. I lived in southern Ohio for awhile and saw trees literally explode from the weight of ice.
     
  10. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    Thanks for the comments all - we finally got our power back on last night -

    someone asked how cold was it - not very by what's cold in the world comparison - in the mid 20s (F). Too cold for me though :smile:
     
  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Quite beautiful, although, yes, tough to deal with.

    I remember one Christmas morning as a child in a suburb of Boston; we'd had well over a foot of snow, with deep drift, and at the end of the storm it got warm and turned to rain before a rapid deep freeze moved in. In the dazzling light of Christmas morning, the trees looked made of crystal and the world outside was quite magical. It was hard not to be stunned by the beauty of it, though even as a kid, having to get through a thick crust of in order to shovel the stuff was hard work.

    Thanks for reminding me.
     
  12. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    :confused:Texas and Ice. Not something I've ever considered.
     
  13. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Some real kick @ss shots here! :2thumbs:
     
  15. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    It can be quite beautiful

    Pretty much every year we have ice - this ones just the worse in a long time.


    Thanks, I appreciate it.
     
  16. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Here in NJ the storm left us with an ice storm and some great photo ops
     

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