Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Photo 16: Sunset
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Who visits the upper peninsula in the middle of winter? If it's not snowing, it's so cold it could be. The wind can be brutal on your face. What ever magnificent biodiversity that can be seen in the summer is largely vacant in the winter. And that beautiful blue sky that reflects off the water is replaced by jagged sheets of ice.
There is a sort of hidden allure that speaks from the northern part of Michigan. It is pretty. My girlfriend and I took a day trip up to Tahquamenon falls and on the way back, the sun was falling over the Lake Michigan horizon next to the Mackinac Bridge. We're standing about 75 yards away from the beach head. The ice was thick enough for us (and dozens of others) to walk around. Pretty cool!
This photo is posed. She needed a new cover photo, and this might be the winner. But it's also framed right, timed pretty well and I have never seen the lake with so much ice on it. This doesn't always happen either. The Great Lakes winters have been pretty bipolar lately, and 2017-18 was a precipitation-heavy season. Don't worry though, it was freaking cold.
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