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