Morphing Landscape

By Saturday, February 2, 2013 grafphoto
Lake St. Clair, Michigan during winter

Ice bubble sunrise, Lake St. Clair, Michigan # WI-9701

Looking back through my previous posts and my archives about Lake St. Clair, it seems I have been photographing here during the winter for a good 7 winters now.   And you know what, I rarely photograph here at any other time of the year.   Once the ice is gone, so is the solitude, so is the variety I have come to enjoy during the winter time.  At other times of the year, I somewhat know what to expect the view to look like – and winter always keeps me guessing.

Yet, when the wind is blowing, and the forecast is in the single digits, I also admit that my motivation to face the elements becomes quite challenged.   Most of the time, I really don’t know if I will make it out there until the morning of.   I check the cloud cover forecast the night before, then the morning of.  This particular shot was on a day where the forecast predicted about 90% cloud cover… so much for the forecast reliability!

So on days that I don’t really expect to get much, I usually return home with a few surprises.   That’s all I have to keep in mind the next time I think about whimping out.  With Groundhog day today, it is a reminder that the opportunities for this winter are waning.


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