The cold air of winter had come to Lake Erie a big Lake that doesn't always freeze over completly in the winter. ( 257 miles long and 57 miles across) a few weeeks ago though most of it was ice covered to some degree. Then a storm started brewing on the lakes. It started with a warm from that came up and across the United States. The warm air mixing with the cold air coming off the ice on the lakes, caused turmoil. Winds were blowing at 50knots for 36 hours making waves up to 18 feet ( go stand outside and look at the roof of your two story house, the waves were over that high). With every crashing wave on the edge of the ice, it was pushed closer and closer to shore until the huge blocks of ice started pushing their way up the banks, in many places along the lake they were pulverized into huge piles of ice, but here the water is shallow so the ice just moved in closer and closer, reminded me of a glacier.
Just another day witnessing the forces of nature.
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kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-02-03 16:14
You've captured the atmosphere really well here ... the dark clouds and the ice says it all .... miserably cold but a beautiful sight. I like the way you incorporated the curve shoreline ... very appealing visually. The color contrast between the land and ice is also very good. Well captured and composed with good image quality. Excellent work! tfs
angela926 (1884) 2008-02-03 17:23
Very lovely dramatic scene,good composition and point of view,good sharpness and nice colors,it looks so cold!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-02-03 17:52
Just by looking to your photo I can feel the freezing wind. It is a very nice picture showing us how harsh can the weather be in Canada. Well done.
t2l0c (38) 2008-02-03 19:01
This picture is amazing! I like the color and contrast of this picture. The way you captured the sun trying to shine through the clouds really makes it stand out.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-02-04 0:58
Hi Donna! I admire the ice and the wintry landscape! Here are impressive Good your idea and the beautiful frame with the low image and composition from the lake ,,TFS
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-02-04 2:57
It is infernal this Lake Eriť, it is worse than the Mediterranean. Your photograph is very well built. It describes the violence of the natural elements well. The light is welcome like this small piece of blue sky. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-02-04 2:57
Well done, A nice wintry motive, great composition, good way of presenting the sun rays trying to unsuccessfully penetrate the layer of clouds, its just a little bit on the dark side (colors) for me.
See you around. :)
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-04 9:35
Well done Donna having captured the ray of light coming out of the cloud & the ice on the base; seems to be a colorless color photography :)
gunbud (34066) 2008-02-04 11:28
Wonderfully dramatic scene with the giants blocks of ice piling on the rocky beach. The little bit of blue sky adds hope to this somber image. Great details and sharpness to this winter photo.
gracious (20025) 2008-02-04 15:00
You had done a great job here to show us the power of nature, the frozen lake with a special atmosphere!
good pov with clarity, awesome colour and details
a very impressive photo
casperduppy (1700) 2008-02-04 15:13
Hi Donna, what power of nature. It must have been a sight to see the wind and waves breaking up the ice like that. Your picture looks quite eerie - no pun intended! (Is that where the name for the lake comes from?) The colour and texture of the ice is impressive and I like how the road seems to be a walkway to the light. Casper
Lanaud (625) 2008-02-04 17:34
Power of water..... Inland seas or not, this is a good view of it's power. Nice one Donna.
ahaberal (6469) 2008-02-05 2:04
Wonderful colors. Excellent light. Good contrast. Very interesting landscape.
lasscor (7640) 2008-02-05 3:59
Wonderful dramatic frozen cold winter landscape.
All the power of nature.
pierrefonds (68085) 2008-02-05 13:06
A nice image of the pieces of ice on the shore of lake Erie under a cloudy sky, the point of view is giving depth to the photo. The subject is well framed. It is giving a feeling of cold. have anice day.
danos (99782) 2008-02-10 0:26
very racy your description about this storm that started brewing on the lakes.The results we see it on your superb shot with the huge pieces of ice to have spread on the banks of the lake.Excellent the record of this weather phenomenon.
Have a nice weekend,danos
rstouffl (193) 2008-02-12 12:58
Wonderful composition, and perfect balance of dark and clear areas. The small building reminds us that we are on earth despite the great opposing forces of the ice and the sky.
peco85 (921) 2008-03-02 3:36
Amzing atmosphere! The greyish sad in the left and the new dawn from the top shiningt down to the right. The details are many and interesting and the POV is good. Love it!
pablominto (53746) 2008-04-09 12:46
The forces of nature are well depicted!
The huge pieces of ice are thrown around like they were made of cotton, and the drama is enhanced by the play of light in the clouds...
This is a fine composition, where the different elements are well distributed within the frame!
bakes888 (18499) 2008-04-10 1:08
Hi Donna. Iím having trouble imagining that much fresh water let alone covered in ice. Here we are lucky if the rain puddles get covered in ice in the middle of winter! Excellent photo. The sun streaks add another dimension also. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
anducina (8407) 2009-04-27 23:37
Superb and dramatic winter scene, I like the textures of ice and ground, the lighted sky and the black trees. Excellent POV.
- Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) (3448)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, canon 18-55mm.
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 15:46