A Drop In Time – Hillsburgh (2009)
Photographed in the early morning, this image truly captures a unique moment in time. The shimmering formation, in reality not much larger than a kidney bean, is a kernel of ice that crystallized around a piece of moss perched above a moving stream. The photograph was taken using a macro lens and a lengthy exposure in order to capture the beautiful, serene colours and textures of the moving water. Prior to my photographing the ice, it was too early in the morning and the lighting was too dim; but only a few hours later, the sun had risen enough to melt the ice away. Regardless, the experience and the image obtained were well worth the discomfort of standing so still for so long with waterlogged boots and near-frostbitten toes.