frozen kenosha sunrise

 Image captured handheld 2/25/10, 6:54am • Canon 5D, Canon EF28-200mm 
f/3.5-5.6 USM • 40mm, f/11, 1/40, ISO 50 • some adjustments made in 
Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS4

Image captured handheld 2/25/10, 6:54am • Canon 5D, Canon EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM • 40mm, f/11, 1/40, ISO 50 • some adjustments made in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS4

I don't usually like to post older pictures for my weekly post, but it's pretty tough to follow those icy pictures from Ellison Bay! This photo was actually taken two days before the winter photos in my last post. On the morning of February 25th, I woke up early and got the itch to go out and shoot a little in the morning. I bundled up and quickly headed for the icy harbor (less than a mile away). QUITE brisk, let me tell ya. Beautiful though!

As I waited, crouched on the slippery, nubby boulders overlooking Lake Michigan, the sun was rising over what looked like a sharp mountain of deep blue. The waves were big, rolling bulges that crashed up toward me wildly. Too much splashing for such a chilly morning!

As the sun slowly rose, the crisp outline of the "mountain" gave way and loosened up. Brilliant pinks and yellows shone through and reflected on the cold surface of the water. I like how the floating ice chunks were illuminated as well. 

Crazy how you can capture a seemingly calm shot on such a windy winter morning with pounding waves. AND, to think that two days later on my ice slab hike, much further north on the same lake, it was so eerily peaceful and seemingly frozen in time. God's creation is just breathtaking.