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As the first day of arctic wind pushes the Charles downriver, its southern edge squeezes into the Storrow Lagoon, dooming the warmth of fast flowing water to a losing battle with the slush and ice of the protected shallows. One day later, arctic air still whips sub-zero wind chills and the river all but gives up its fight, lying still as ice stretching from shore to shore.

Shore of Boston’s Esplanade with Cambridge in the background across the Charles River, Massachusetts USA
Shot handheld using Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal length 4.3mm (24mm SLR equivalent), 1/13 sec at f/4, ISO 400

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureabout 1 year ago

    Description by Owed to Nature

    As the first day of arctic wind pushes the Charles downriver, its southern edge squeezes into the Storrow Lagoon, dooming the warmth of fast flowing water to a losing battle with the slush and ice of the protected shallows. One day later, arctic air still whips sub-zero wind chills and the river all but gives up its fight, lying still as ice stretching from shore to shore.
    Boston’s Esplanade with Cambridge in the background across the Charles River, Massachusetts

  • First day of arctic air…
     
     
    Day 2…

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    looks colder than our weather brrr xx

  • This is the coldest it’s been here in a long time… and I’m just crazy enough to see that as an invitation to experience and photograph something different! BRRRRR is right! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 1 year ago

    Great winter photograhy….!!!!

  • Thanks! This was my favorite spot… seeing where the water and ice meet and listening to the wind sloshing the waves around. So glad I went when I did. Any earlier and it would have just been water. And as I saw the next day, hours later it was solid ice. Hope you’re keeping yourself warm!!!

    – Owed to Nature

  • debsphotos
  • Thank you so very much Deb for the honor and pleasure of your Feature! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • More Thanks to you POPs!

    – Owed to Nature

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld3 days ago

    You have many lovely works that feature water! Please consider submitting them to United States Monthly Themes. I’d love to have them in my group!

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