At the end of February, my friend and I decided to head to St. Joseph, Michigan to do some photography. In a rarity for this past winter, there was snow on the ground and the wind off the lake made it bitterly cold.
This is the tug Alice E. laid up for the winter with the Defiance tied up beside her.
After cresting the dune, and approaching the lake, this is what awaited.
Near the waterline.
The waves were taller than me. It is the first time that I've been in the presence of waves that large.
The St. Joseph lighthouse.
The same position shot horizontally.
I zoomed in a little bit.
There was a lot of ice coating the walkway. It had not only coated the walking surface, but the railings as well.
The blowing wind formed little icicles that were far from vertical.
We walked out to the end of the area with the railing, but both of us were smart enough to not go any further. It was treacherous enough as it was.
Heading back to the car.
Afterwards, we headed to the South Haven Lighthouse.
The walkway was wet, but wasn't really slippery.
Both the north and south pier lights. The waves in the channel were pretty big and were washing over the piers at times.
I have had an interest in photography since the time I was a young boy going to take photos with my father. In high school I purchased a Nikon FE2 and grew to love it. Today I still take pictures, though not as often as I used to. I'd rather get one decent shot than shoot dozens of pictures hoping for a good one. If you see anything that interests you, let me know. Most of my pictures are available.