Ice Hunter

As you may have noticed from previous posts, it’s that time of year when I turn my attention to things that are frozen.  Knowing that we have had high winds blowing across Lake Superior, I figured that there would be fresh ice to discover so off I went in search of new work.  My first stop was
Stoney Point, a favorite of many who travel up the north shore of Lake Superior.  I was rewarded with many small pockets of ice that formed wonderful abstract patterns.  I spent over two hours wandering around on the ledge rock photographing as many as I could before all my batteries succumbed to the cold.


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Entrance Around Side

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Or perhaps it’s the sad cafe…

Misty Rocks

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Wave action on a group of rock at the end of the south pier, Duluth entry, Canal Park.

ISO 50, 28mm, f/13, 1.6 sec, small adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Silver Efex Pro 2

Icy Abstract

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Nature is so amazing and if you keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see.

Sony RX 100M5, ISO 80, 8.8mm, f/2.2, 1/500 sec, processed through Adobe Lightroom CC and Silver Efex Pro2 using filter #024 with film type Illford FP4 Plus 125.

Superior Entry Light

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Sony RX100V, Adobe Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2, Filter 032 Film Noir 3, Illford FP4 Plus 125, and a few selective adjustments.

The Shape of Snow, Pt. 3

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Nature has a knack for forming lovely, organic shapes and this image is a wonderful example of what’s possible when wind and snow work together.

Sony RX100 MkV, ISO 100, 8.8 mm, f/2.2, 1/1000 sec

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 037 Pinhole, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro

The Shape of Snow, Pt. 2

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Winter seems to lend itself to black and white photography.  Most color has left for the season, leaving only the play of light and shadow on the landscape of mostly white.  It’s at this time I enjoy seeking out the flowing, organic forms of snowdrifts.  With the right lighting, the curves and edges create wonderful abstract forms similar to those found in areas where water and wind have worn the soft rock into amazing shapes.  But, where those took thousands, if not millions, of years to form, these can form in minutes.

Sony RX100MV, ISO 100, 12.2mm, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec

Processed with Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 031 Film Noir 2, Llford FP4 Plus 125