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January 18, 2010


In the Ice Cave

by josephrossbachphoto

I journeyed into this ice cave along Shays Run in Blackwater Falls State Park looking for a new perspective on an area that I have photographed many times over. I was so impressed witht the glow of light coming through the ice wall and the thin layer of froast and ice on the rocks and walls that I had to get my workshop group into this cave. I have a big group of 10 folks and had to bring them in two at a time due to the limited space of the interior of the cave. In order to reach this location, we had to climb down a stepe bank, cross a partially frozen stream and then an ice bridge with about three feet of show lying on top of it. I t was worth all of the effort and this was the highlight of today’s field session.

Look out for my Notes from the field: West Virginia Winter post in the next few days!

Upcoming Photography Lectures/Presentations:

Don’t miss out on our Swallow Falls One Day Winter Workshop on February 13!

In this one day winter workshop in Swallow Falls State Park, we will have a chance to photograph the many frozen waterfalls, ice formations and virgin hemlock forests of the park. I will be there to guide you to the best spots, help with any technical questions, critique images and get those creative juices flowing. We may also have a chance to visit Crainsville Sub Arctic Swamp and a special are known as the bears den. This workshop starts at sunrise and ends at sunset. We will break in the middle of the day for a big lunch and warm drinks.

Follow this link to register for the workshop online. Space is limited and spots are begining to fill up fast!

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nancy Thorington
    Jan 18 2010

    This is absolutely beautiful.
    Sounds like work to get to, but well worth it.
    Great capture!!!

    • josephrossbachphoto
      Jan 18 2010

      Nancy. lots of work getting in, but well worth the effort! Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the image.

      Thanks Jack. Winter shooting can be awesome indeed!

  2. jackvjohnson
    Jan 18 2010

    Very cool image, Joe! ;^D

    Gotta love winter for photography!

    – Jack

  3. Pat Worley
    Jan 19 2010

    Hi Joe,

    Love the Shot! Your images are so graphic. I always look forward to seeing your work.

  4. Pat Worley
    Jan 19 2010

    Hey Joe,

    Would you consider doing a one or two day workshop during the week? The weekends are hard for me to make and I would love to do another workshop this winter.


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