Monday, January 16, 2012

Photographing Giant City Park

It was 35 degrees out and too cold for my wimpy Texas girl butt.  But it had snowed earlier in the week and I was hoping for some neat photos.  I pretty much had my wide angle lens (Sigma 10-20) on the entire time.  I REALLY need to practice my eye for landscape, but there were a few I will not hang my head in shame about. 

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Thank goodness the scenery was just so beautiful and there were a ton of interesting things, because relying on my ability to put a shot together in this genre would not cut it.


The icicles…oh…the icicles.


I think the icicles were worth my loss of feeling in my toes for a few hours.


These icicles were as tall as me.  I am not laying down or squatting to get these shots.  These cliffs are pretty big.  I will have a couple more shots tomorrow to share. 

In case you were wondering, this is Giant City Park State Park.  It is actually a part of the Shawnee National Forest, too.  It is minutes from my house and every time I go there I wonder why I don’t go more often.  This park is the whole reason I wanted a wide angle lens. 

I am cheating and this is not part of a 366 project, but it is kind of a weekly rewind. So I am joining my awesome ladies, Naptime Momtog and Chic Homeschool Mama.  The theme this week is Chilly. 

Naptime Momtog


  1. SUPER shots of the icicles... the middle shot looking above - great angle (if not little scary) I'd love to get a feel for the scale of the cliffs... like you said they are BIG but it would of been great to see YOU in the shot too. (a bit difficult if just you out and about)
    I love crazy weather = brill shots.
    Jennie. x

    1. Thanks Jennie! I didn't even think to put myself in the shots. I was actually with someone and could have had her snap a shot. Duh. I guess you just get caught up in the moment. I will have to remember that. Thanks for the tip!!

  2. WOW! Beautiful pictures!!! Well worth some frozen digits :)

    1. Thank you, Amanda. I think it was worth it, but man when the feeling did come back in my toes they hurt for hours. ;)

  3. Hi!
    Beautiful! I love icicles, they have some interesting shapes. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  4. What fabulous perspective on these Kim- I love that you got out there despite the cold!! :)

  5. these took my breath away! You are getting SO good at point of view - I love how every single one of these was from a different perspective, thus giving us a great picture of the entire scene.

    *Standing Ovation*


  6. I just love icicles like that! The best is when they are stories tall and hanging off of mountain cliffs! Great finds!

  7. Beautiful photos Kim! Those icicles are amazing! I especially love your first and third shots. Great work!!

  8. OMG, that last shot is just amazing! Seriously! I'd love to have icicles that like to photograph around here.

  9. Love those last two! And I am now soooo homesick, LOL! Man I miss Missouri (yes, I know you aren't in MO but whatevs, hehe)



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