Drifting ice on the bay Kallholmsfjärden

When I came back from Umeå this morning the sun was still below the horizon. I’m glad that the bridge over the river Skellefteälven has a parking bay. So I could take some image of today’s pre-sunrise landscape.

Much more interesting however was the view on the bay Kallholmsfjärden which is the part of the Baltic Sea that is nearest to my house. When I left Skellefteå some days before almost the whole bay was ice covered with a thin, white snow topping. Today the sheet of ice was broken and many ice floes drifted on the surface. It looks like some larger waves had broken the ice into several parallel stripes that then broke apart into smaller ice floes.

When I passed the same place two hours later to fetch a christmas parcel most of the ice was gone, probably it had drifted into open sea.


2 comments to “Drifting ice on the bay Kallholmsfjärden”

  1. Ma HB 2016-12-18 16:58

    The third photo is the reflection from sky – I don’t believe it. But it is very interesting with the black stripes. This part from this photo is like an abstraction. Yours Ma

  2. way-up-north 2016-12-18 17:50

    Hello Ma HB, I had the same thought.

    The foreground itself looks completely abstract and only the big industrial plant in the background reveals, that it’s water and ice in the foreground.

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