Today, this lakescape in Toronto is frozen from the shoreline to beyond the breakwater, the formations of ice the result of one of the coldest winters in a quarter of a century.
Coincidentally, it was at this exact spot on Lake Ontario where a sixteen-year old girl completed the first ever swim across the lake in 1954. Marilyn Bell endured 5 metre waves, eels and deep fatigue to complete the crossing in just under 21 hours. She earned no money for her feat, outracing a famous American swimmer who had been offered $10 000 to make the swim. Today, she is remembered with a small plaque near the beach.
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cargus (8583) 2014-01-30 7:31
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
point-blank (156) 2014-01-30 23:08
Before I comment on the photograph, many thanks for the informative note and salute the spirit of young girl. Beautiful Composition and very soothing color tones. Well done :)
pajaran (53269) 2014-02-01 10:34
Intresantan tekst o jezeru ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano drvo i trenutak sa svetlom sucna kroz grane.
Lepo ulovljen trenutak prirode u zimu sa snegom.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Intresantan text of the lake and the event ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice wood shown and a moment of light sucna through the branches.
Beautifully captured moments of nature in winter with snow.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
COSTANTINO (57176) 2014-02-01 10:50
excellent fantastic capture of this frozen
landscape I liked the shadows of the tree
branches your notes are very useful
about this sixteen year girl completed
the first ever swimm across the lake in
1954 thanks for sharing this subject with us
have a n ice Sunday
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-25 18:29
Hello William - nice winter shot, and a wonderful title and story as well. Shooting straight into the sun is tough, and doing so while preserving good detail throughout tougher, but you've managed it here with strong effect. Fun to see the ice and snow shift the further back you go in the shot - midway through the snow almost starts to resemble waves of its own...
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-02-26 1:31
Hello William - Difficult back light but you've done a good job here and produced a super winter landscape. The shadows on the icy FG are nicely contrasted by the shimmering light reflections and you have some super textures in the deeper view. I like the feel of this shot a lot, it has a very good atmosphere. Warm regards Rosemary