2022 arrived a couple of weeks ago, Happy New Year everyone. A new year means doing the bit of housekeeping, such as creating a 2022 folder on my hard drive and in Lightroom. I am slowly adjusting to my new editing space that I moved into last year. I still have more sorting and organizing of stuff as I downsize. I’ve made a resolution to shoot more than last year. Learning more about my new camera and lenses is an ongoing process. After shooting with various Canon cameras over the last fifteen years, switching to Fuji has been a bit strange, yet not too difficult to manage. The basics are pretty much the same on all cameras, it’s just getting use to new buttons, dials and menus. When I need a good, old fashioned dose of reality, I can break out my Nikon FM and load some film.
Where I live, a new year also means winter. What better way to start out the winter of 2022 with some ice along the shore of Lake Superior.
An image taken with my iPhone 12 while standing on a mound of wind blown ice on Duluth Minnesota’s Park Point looking eastward up the lake.
In twenty-four hours, the weather in northern Minnesota went from warm and foggy, to an overnight thunder storm and then a snowstorm the next morning. Very strange weather for us in December but, it did make the north shore rivers and stream more interesting.
I was halfway through my day of photography when I noticed that I was shooting in manual mode. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s just that I thought I was auto focusing, which I wasn’t, and I missed focus on about half my shots.
This would have been a much better composition had it been in focus.
While on a recent hike along the shore of Lake Superior, I saw a sky and lake worth capturing with the idea of using negative space to illustrate the the vastness of Lake Superior. The clouds added an extra dimension to the surface of the lake, with the distant lighthouse added for scale. Cropping gave the image a painterly look.