Icepocalypse 2012

Icepocalypse 2012

A few hours ago, we just got our power restored after 58 hours of non-preparedness and freezing in our home. Being relatively still new to Washington from Florida, we were absolutely not prepared for an extended power outage, which was cause by a massive Ice storm that left over 400,000 people without power in the Seattle area. On the second night of darkness, I got cabin fever and had to go out for a walk, and I brought my camera, tripod, a fast lens (70-200mm f2.8), and one of my Nikons. I wanted to try something completely different from my normal work.

These ice sculptures caused by the freezing rain were spectacular! I had to take some very long exposures to pull enough light into the camera for these images….. click on each for a larger image.





I realize these are very different from the photography normally displayed here, but I’d love some input and your thoughts on these. Like it? Not Really? Meh?

Rich Leighton
January 21, 2012


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Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

Comments (5)

  • Barb

    LOVE these, Rich!!  I see new pictures on my walls!!!

  • Misti

    I love them! I personally love this type of photography, but that is also some of the style that I shoot. Glad you did not freeze too much!

  • Joanne Beebe

    I love the new dimension…the diversion from the norm is wonderfully displayed here. Dare to challenge the elements is exactly what i look for and learn from you…Very nice!!!

  • RichLeighton

    Thanks everyone! Funny how the people who saw me shooting these things were looking at me like I was out of my mind! 🙂

  • Alex Filatov

    Absolutely magical images Rich!

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