Frozen Under the Sun

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Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this lone photographer on the icy beach in South Haven near frozen Lake Michigan as the sun was beginning to set today. I also took advantage of the opportunity to capture the image below of the Lighthouse and pier that was close by. The lighthouse has been standing sentinel there since 1903.

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Lake Michigan Ice

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Late this afternoon, I was pleased to spot these ice formations on Lake Michigan at Pier Cove. There was almost no wind which hasn’t happened very often during my visits to the lakeshore. The ice gently floated, swaying with the little wave activity that was present.

 

Winter Light

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Along the icy shores of Lake Michigan today at Pier Cove, I captured the orange/yellow afterglow of the sunset. Three hikers are shown on the far left, providing a sense of scale to the beautiful scene. Ice, sand and free flowing lake waters mix to provide an amazing landscape, bringing pleasure to the eye…

Luminous Green

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The waves of Lake Michigan themselves can make for a great photographic subject. Each is unique and ever changing. In this case I caught the sun backlighting the wave, revealing luminous shades of green at the wave’s peak.

Equine View

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured the moment this horse and rider were enjoying the view of a sunset over Lake Michigan.

 

 

Winter Lighthouse

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The pier and lighthouse on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven’s State Park often has ice flows in the winter.

Vivid Sky

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

A lone photographer prepares his equipment under the shelter of a structure on the end of a pier in Holland, Michigan as the sun was low in the sky.

Blue Day

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Lake Michigan provides many different looks – this day was a blue day :)

Perk of the Lake

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

One of the perks of living near Lake Michigan are the beautiful sunsets and lighthouse views :)

Dream of a Man, or a Butterfly…

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

“Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Zhou. He did not know whether Zhou had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Zhou. Between Zhou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is what is meant by the transformation of things,”  — Zhuangzi (Chinese philosopher c. 369 BC – c. 286 BC)