Ice Storm 2009

When the sun peeked through the overcast sky in Northwest Arkansas yesterday — it’s been scarce all of January — I made it a point to wander around and take a few more serious photographs.


I’m very pleased with this one. In fact, it seems almost perfect to me as a photograph. It’s actually just outside of the office. I took five or six of the same image waiting for the right train car to scamper by.

See my other images of the storm, most of which are more like snapshots, in this Facebook album. Read my wife’s blog for a first-hand account of the storm in Siloam Springs.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

6 Responses to Ice Storm 2009

  1. Valerie Kamikubo says:

    Your photos are indescribably beautiful.

  2. Paul S. says:

    Yes, there’s something about the relationship between the thick metal device and the heavily frozen over plants. It provokes several levels of meaning. Which one out-does the other in holding its own volume? And therefore, which one has more weight?

  3. Tim J. says:

    You guys have power, yet?

  4. pNielsen says:

    Came back sometime between 8 and 9 last night. Thanks be to God.

  5. Tim J. says:

    Wasn’t it sweet? Have you ever been so grateful just for a few luxuries like electric light and central heat?

  6. Wow! Beautiful photo! Look at all that ice! Glad to hear you have power again!

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