The high desert of the Colorado Plateau experiences all seasons, and nothing, to me, validates how cold it can get as when the Colorado River freezes over. I mean bank to bank and almost thick enough to walk across (but don't try it). When conditions are right it usually takes a few weeks of prolonged cold for the ice to form. When it does it's time for a drive up Highway 128 towards Castle Valley. Along the way there are several spots that get no or very little direct sun during the day. Later in the PM one can find a few good river sections in open shade that still reflect the colors of the sun drenched canyon walls. That's the source of this image.
From my vantage point the side of the highway I looked down to see full ice, broken in a few places, yet still frozen bank to bank. The open shade provided the blue while the reflected canyon walls provided all other color. The thin line reminds me of how delicate all creation is. A few degrees warmer and this whole scene fractures apart!
Did you know that now we offer a VIP membership? Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.
Benefits of VIP membership:
• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample
• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers
• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year
• Download ALL back issues
• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.
• Upload and share up to 70 images per year via our monthly assignments and picture submission forms
• Your uploaded pictures/posts stay attached to your Personal Portfolio Page for as long as you are a VIP member, which could be for ever
• Fast Support – we aim to reply within 12 hours
• Submission Priority – your submission goes to the front of the queue
Dimitri Vasileiou • Editor