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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Multnomah Falls - Thanksgiving Day 2010


Tuesday - below freezing - have to work
Wednesday - below freezing - have to work
Thursday - first day I don't have to work - not freezing...
...but managed to catch a little bit of ice accenting the falls on Thanksgiving morning.



The trail up to the bridge was closed by a gate. A sign on the gate threatened a three hundred dollar fine for trespassing.



Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Wednesday that he would vote against the White House's recent tax cuts deal.




So I did what I could from the viewing area, trying hard to come up with some unique perspective of this often photographed gorge icon.


Beneath the roar of the falling water, you could hear the vibration of heavy things letting go.


The wood in the splash pool grows a thick coat of ice on the side facing the falls. This image quickly encapsulates what happens to things that face the falls in sub-freezing temperatures...say a camera lens for instance.


I like the naked little tree thing in the left lower quarter. It would make a great Christmas tree for the Peanuts gang.


Edge of the cascade, framed in ice.


Flowing water carves away the encroaching ice.


Briefly, the icicles advance, appearing like a mouth full of Tyrannosaur teeth.


The ice does not prevail in this preliminary skirmish.


The temperature gradient sharpens at the interface between air and water.


Ice garden.


Flags pointing toward the splash pool.


This might be what the surface of Uranus looks like, if Uranus is really cold.

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