Nature’s Frozen Sculptures

Ice_Formation

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found these “ice ornaments” on a Southwest Michigan creek today. They formed from an overhanging ice sheet above the cold flowing waters. Beauty is all around us if we take the time to look :)

Winter Lake

WinterLake

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Lake Michigan looked quite a bit different this afternoon from when I photographed it yesterday. It is always an interesting subject that I enjoy photographing in any number of lighting conditions. Even without ice formations, I had a feeling of winter with this view.

Home on the Dune

DuneHomeShore

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this home sitting on the top of a Lake Michigan dune today just before sunset. The golden light from the sun illuminated the dune grass which rose above the blue waters of the big lake in Southwest, Michigan.

Luminous Green

wave

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.

Black Sea

Black_Sea

 

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this stream flowing into Lake Michigan today not far from Fennville, Michigan. I used the reverse “S” compositional technique along with the choice of monochrome to enhance the mood.

 

Sharp Eye

owl

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Great Horned Owls seem to prefer hunting from elevated areas that overlook fields. They can hear and see their prey more easily from such an unobstructed vantage point. This one I photographed in Southwest Michigan near such a field.

Deer in the Snow

deer

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

A deer strolled through a snow covered field in Ottawa County, Michigan as a captured the moment.

Nature’s Decorations

NaturalDecorations

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

These birds reminded me of Christmas tree ornaments as they rested on the branches of a pine tree.