Peering Over The Edge

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This time of year in Duluth, along the seven miles of sandbar on Lake Superior known as Park Point, wave action forms amazing ice formations that often have an alien feel to them.  Each storm adds its contribution and the ice builds in layers outward from the beach.  Depending on conditions, there will be piles of ice rising high above the water, ice caves and blowholes.  Caution  is advised when exploring these formations as the lake is always in motion and you never know when one of the chunks may break off or split.    Also, the spaces between the heavier layers may have thinner ice.

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Ice Breakers

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On an unseasonably warm day in Duluth, two kayakers find themselves ice bound.  I have to believe they were wearing dry suits as one of them eventually exited his kayak and used his paddle to break an opening through the ice to open water.

Winter’s Frozen Embrace

Happy New Year to all, hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays in whatever form you preferred to celebrate.  For me it was a very enjoyable break with family and friends, not much photography, but plenty of merriment.  However, my urge to wander with a camera overcame the comfort of home and off I went for a walk along the beach known as Park Point here in Duluth.  There had been strong winds coupled with freezing temps and the spray from the waves had coated everything near the water.  I present two images in color and two in black and white.  The specks imbedded in the icy coating are grains of sand that mixed in with the blowing spray.

Canon 5D Mk11, Tamron 28-200mm.