TIFA 2021 Science / Environment

Amazing Patterns On Ice

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Environment , 1st Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Olena Kurylo
  • Technical Info
    1/60 S., Iso-160, F/2.2, 1/2.6" Cmos Sensor
  • Photo Date
    Winter and Spring 2020 - 2021

This series of photographs is result from observation of the ice surface on freshwater lakes. This study was conducted from the fall of 2020 to the end of the spring of 2021. During the winter period, the structure of the ice changes, and the surface of the lake looks different. Amazing patterns appear on the ice, then they disappear, and others appear. For filming, a drone was used, because in most cases the ice is loose and you cannot walk on it with a camera. The most expressive shots were obtained from a height of about 20 meters.

I am a landscape photographer with a love to travel and a passion for flying. I use aerial photography to capture stunning bird's-eye scenes, which offers a fresh look of our nature’s landscape, and allows us to peer into the beauty of the perspective above our heads.