Greg Jahn Photography

Idaho Images - Miscellaneous

Shattered Ice Study
"Shattered Ice Study" - Gooding Little City of Rocks
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I think this images deserves an explanation. When I encountered this scene, it was a thin layer of textured ice suspended across the canyon bottom. I first took an image looking at this ice from the other side and before the ice shattered.

After taking this initial photograph I carefully walked around the ice to take a photograph from the other side. As I was doing this I knocked a very tiny pebble of rock onto the ice, and the ice shattered! It sounded like a shotgun blast.

I found the shattered ice magical, but the overall photograph seemed flat and uninteresting. As I struggled with what to do, I came up with the idea of 'removing' everything but the ice. After spending a lot of time masking out the stone, the result is this mysterious image.