A frozen landscape that seems inhospitable to any life. But lack of life does not mean lack of beauty.
The temperature drops below zero, the waves wash over the shoreline and creates unusual formations.
These days I don’t get many opportunities to spend a large portion of my day seeking out new images but, this today was one of those rare days. And what better way to get started than a gorgeous sunrise over Lake Superior.
It’s currently dangerously cold to be out with a camera so, I went back in time to a more pleasant morning when I captured this image along the shore of Lake Superior.
Sometimes nature does the art and we just have to be there to document the creation.
Although I have photographed this shack many times, I did so once again to take advantage of the stormy lake and light on the horizon. The shack in on Stoney Point Drive which is off Scenic Hwy 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. The shack, once used by local commercial fishermen, is on private land, but the owners graciously allow free access for photographers and others who wish to view this piece of Lake Superior history.
Can you feel the water freezing, the wind howling and the snow blowing everywhere? This is northern Minnesota in the winter. Location: Gooseberry Falls State Park.
Big waves and freezing temps coat everything in their path with a glaze of ice.
Temp was in the mid-teens, very gusty wind off the lake and having to fight the blowing snow made the day challenging. On the ledge rock, along the shore of Lake Superior at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
One of my favorite winter subjects is patterns in the ice. As water freezes, it doesn’t always do it at once, it sometimes does it in layers. I will spend a entire day scouring the ledge rock along the Lake Superior shoreline seeking the small crevices and pools that harbor these patterns. On this day, I only found two, but I’ll be back out soon looking for more of these frozen artworks.