ice photographs
May 24, 2004 9:50 AM   Subscribe

ice photographs
beautiful photos from d. hirmes
posted by specialk420 (16 comments total)
Ooh, lovely, thanks!
posted by carter at 9:55 AM on May 24, 2004

Yeah, I stumbled on that a while back; I'm pretty sure he's one of our members, though I don't remember which... Beautiful stuff. Don't miss the menu bar hidden in the lower left-hand corner, which is full of beautiful flash experiments and animations and whatnot.
posted by kaibutsu at 9:56 AM on May 24, 2004

equally beautiful - and entirely unrelated:

"Gukanjima - View of an Abandoned Island" - photos here. a little treat for hama7
posted by specialk420 at 9:58 AM on May 24, 2004

To get the close-up shots, I placed off-the-shelf magnifying glasses directly up to the lens of the camera.

Hmmm. Will have to experiment.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:59 AM on May 24, 2004

My God. If Gukanjima isn't haunted, I don't know what place is. I'm astonished.
posted by jeremy at 10:07 AM on May 24, 2004

More Gukanjima. I don't think the photos are as beautiful, but the feel of the place is still there.
posted by jeremy at 10:11 AM on May 24, 2004

The ice photographs are stark, gorgeous. I've seen them once before, but I can't remember where. Thanks for bringing them back to my attention, specialk420.

On the other hand, I remember where I first heard about Gukanjima. We had a front page post on Gukanjima two days ago.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:19 AM on May 24, 2004

double, though just over a year ago. and really quite nice. thanks for refreshing my memory. That Gukanjima link is worth a front page post, though.
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:20 AM on May 24, 2004

oops. ok, ignore my last sentence
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:21 AM on May 24, 2004

We had a front page post on Gukanjima two days ago.

oops - how did i miss that one. last week was kind of a busy one for this kid. speaking of ice and art - andy goldsworthy's stuff - featured in ny times mag a week ago is work a look as well.
posted by specialk420 at 10:29 AM on May 24, 2004

Man, why does clicking on the very first Gukanjima link you provided, specialk, trigger my corporate security warning page? Doesn't sound prurient or like a virus invite to me....
posted by clever sheep at 12:56 PM on May 24, 2004

beats me clever sheep, seems innocuous enough to me ... what kind of filters do they have out there in healthcare land? with weather like this we'll never make out lawn bowling huh? :)
posted by specialk420 at 1:30 PM on May 24, 2004

i know he's been publicized heavily the past few years, but andy goldsworthy is indeed most super awesome. i highly recommend looking for his art books in used bookstores and checking out the movie Rivers and Tides if it's showing in your area. it's all over the US and Canada this year.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:32 PM on May 24, 2004

Gorgeous. I've tried to photograph ice before (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10), and it's exceedingly tricky to balance lighting and background.

Please pardon the shameless self-promotion. :)
posted by denbot at 8:14 PM on May 24, 2004

my title tag was funnier than yours!
posted by jonson at 9:25 PM on May 24, 2004

wow. those are super nice as well denbot. thanks for sharing.
posted by specialk420 at 7:57 AM on May 25, 2004

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