2013: Icicles

 

Located along the shores of Lake Superior in Redridge, one of numerous quaint townships in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, are these spectacular icicles. While there is a legal way to get to these pendent masses/spikes of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water, efforts to follow it were marred by still visibly flowing Salmon Trout River, its underlying currents beneath seemingly frozen landscape and delicate ice sheets.

While ever so grateful to the 100+ inches precipitation received so far this winter, effects of a (relatively) warmer day were quite visible: breaking mounds/heaps of snow/ice near the edge of the lake halted the snowshoe adventure about 50 feet from these icicles. With questionable cell phone coverage and help of any sort being hours away, decision to test mother nature remained unacted, and satisfaction was found in observing them from afar.

Thanks be to

Dear colleague and friend, David Chard (and family), for informing me about these icicles and knowing the right people so that we could all snowshoe to the Lake Superior shoreline through a private property — and in turn to these icicles — with relative ease.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n2c_113-3977
Date and Time 2013-12-28 10:51:42
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 47.15027 N, -88.77863 E, 645 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Focal Length 50.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 75.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/90 second(s)
Aperture f/8.0
ISO 200
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 11.5
Hyperfocal Distance 15.60 m
Focus Distance 21.13 m
Depth of Field inf (8.99 m - inf)
Field of View 26.9 deg (10.12 m)
Tripod
Yes
Notes/Remarks ±2 stop and HDR using Photomatix Pro

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