Friday, December 11, 2009

Majestic Falls Ice Field

It has been cold here for a week, nights plunging to 10F or so and never above freezing. I suspect this location on McDowell Creek never even saw the sun. An amazing sight for sure, the creek totally frozen over with inches of ice. I met a couple from just up the road who commented that in 20 years of visiting Majestic Falls they have never seen it ice over. Likely, once in a lifetime. This image is 27 images stitched together making a single 81mpix image.



Here is what Majestic Falls normally looks like, from June of 08....

(More McDowell ice photos in the next couple days..... Now that the chaos of finals week at school is over!)

Visit Scenic Sunday for more scenic photography!

14 comments:

Evelyn Howard said...

Amazing capture. Is that a bird frozen in the middle? I googled to see what it would look like if it was flowing. Is this it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_photoman/1317465456/

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot of the frozen falls and creek. Have a great weekend.

Firefly said...

Amazing how a rush stream and waterfall can freeze over like this.

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing. My friend in Japan photographed a frozen water fall there a year ago. That was also quite a stunning sight.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Nice Image, I hear is has been cold on the west coast.

Bubba said...

Wow, do you have a toboggan?

Jane said...

Lovely textures, looks pretty cold though. Thanks for sharing:)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wonderful shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Perry,

How did you design that favicon - the small logo - into your blog?

Thanks and Regards
K

Marka said...

Wow! That's quite the change! Good job stitching it all together.

Jeanne Selep said...

Wow, Quite a difference in summer and winter!

J Bar said...

This is great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

teresa said...

That photo is amazing! The falls are just gorgeous.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Beautiful shot-I love the looks of the waterfalls frozen -what is that exactly stuck in between the rocks?
vickie