Vol XVII – #361 – A Frozen Lake

Report #6161 Photo: LR 2018-03-29-JF7 6827

LR 2018-03-29-JF7 6827


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Vol XVII - #360 - A Fishtown Day
Vol XVIII - #1 - Into the 18th Year

(Report today by Jim)
I headed out on the ice at sunrise this morning hoping to get a couple shots. One of the sunrise and another duplicating the Erhardt Peters photo of Maro Nook from out in the same location. The main photo is as good as it got before the whole sky clouded up. But the patterns made by the wind out of the ice were amazing and I just walked around with my camera pointed down the rest of the time. 

 LR 2018-03-29-JF7 6849Wide angle (11mm), tight aperture (f22) with close focus manually set at 1 foot takes advantage of hyperfocal distance so everything is sharp. No need to refocus. I just walked around and set the camera down and took a shot. Good practice for cold hands. Ice looked close to a foot thick in most places. It was starting to thaw near shore, so I was lucky to find an ice bridge. The Erhardt Peters photo will have to wait until later, though. There is snow coming, so I’d like that to be on top of Maro Nook to highlight the cone-shaped roofline. As you can see in the photo below, the house (in the middle) is pretty dark.LR 2018-03-29-JF7 6869

When the sun starts to warm the leaves that are out on the lake, they melt into the ice.

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This is one of my favorite barns out on Alpers Rd. The century old shingles take on their own life.

And…Biscuit is cone-free (for now)

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Wonderful winter photos. Thanks for the reminder of the beauty around us. Great to see Biscuit without the dreaded cone😘

Judy in Grand Blanc
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Judy in Grand Blanc

Love the pics Jim, cool ice patterns. Glad to see Biscuit has a reprieve!

Bill hahn
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Bill hahn

Superb technology leads to superb art. Thank you. Bill Hahn, down south in Ypsilanti.

Chris
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Chris

LOVE THE ICE PICTURE and the barn with the window…I have a ton of window & door pics.. I like them.. good for biscuit…looks happy!!!

Jane VeVea
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Jane VeVea

Beautiful!

susan gits
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susan gits

Amazing, lake art.

Dick, in Rankin
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Dick, in Rankin

I was going to say ” mesmerizing”.