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"Frozen Light" St. Joseph Northpier Lighthouse, St. Joseph, Michigan

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Approaching Lake effect snow squalls darken the sky at St. Joseph Lighthouse. I had to crawl on my stomach to get around the edge of the inner Light , for a shot the ice encased outer. There was a rope tied to the structure which I tied around my waste, and untied once I reached the other side. It's about a four foot wide sloped section, 25 feet or so that you have to get across,it is extremely slippery.

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Exposure - 1/20sec
Aperture - f/22
Focal Length - 112mm
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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  1. g_maqroll 89 months ago | reply

    Outstanding shot. I think this one is my favourite, probably because of the dramatic contrast and the lake in the background. Absolutely worth the difficulties.

  2. Vicki Oseland (mostly away) 89 months ago | reply

    Wow! What an outstanding shot! Congratulations!

  3. ats8110 89 months ago | reply

    this is just PERFECT, good job

  4. dlholt 89 months ago | reply

    This is awesome. I cannot wait see pictures from the blizzard of 2011.

  5. LVnative 89 months ago | reply

    awesome photo.

    Thanks for adding this photo to the Geotagged: Michigan group we hope to see more of your photos.

  6. Kath Brewer 89 months ago | reply

    Wow - these shots are just amazing and I absolutely love them!

  7. Sunflare Orange 88 months ago | reply

    Wow, a lot of work and risk to get this shot, but it is fantastic. That is a lot of ice!
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

  8. Garnet* 84 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!

  9. Caz 71♥ [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

    Hi, im an Admin for `Howards Gallery` and would be very honoured if you would consider posting your stunning photo into the Gallery.
    This Gallery is so different than anything flickr has done before, as it is an easy place to belong to and participate, yet you have to have exemplary work to be invited here, and it is my opinion that this wonderful piece here belongs with us ……. I hope you will post this picture of yours with pride into the Gallery..…and we look forward to seeing more of your talent in the future......Kind regards..Caz (A)

  10. jko96797 76 months ago | reply

    I love lighthouses and your photo is a fav of mine now! Aloha!

  11. cbascaran 74 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  12. EddyB 70 months ago | reply

    Splendid winter scene. I like it so much!

  13. notsweet [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Eisig! Aber das Licht ist da!
    I Love it!

  14. tall_dude 65 months ago | reply

    Oh my god how cold is it there? I hope it has a good heating system inside, unless its unmanned. Amazing photo.

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