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Atomck1 October 08, 2015
Nice work!
 
Frogfish November 27, 2015
Amazing - great image !
 
jamesseward November 30, 2015
I was there in July. Didn't look like that then. Home town is Kzoo, now in CA.Nice work.
 
alexjevon December 01, 2015
Every time I see a photo of this lighthouse it seems colder and colder! Excellent work!
 
pgg161 December 01, 2015
It looks like a forgotten lighthouse, difficult to believe all that ice will disappear so quickly!! I'm Michigan born & raised. :)
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Badgrandad December 02, 2015
Though I had given this superb image a tickle before, anyhow well done absolutely superb image.
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rush1880 December 10, 2015
Awesome capture
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Images_By_Leonie December 15, 2015
Gorgeous image. Well done! :-)
 
Angels74 December 16, 2015
Spectacular!!
 
Ssanderellis December 18, 2015
This is amazing!
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dereksouter December 18, 2015
that looks a little bit chilly - but my god! what a shot! truly fantastic
 
Paulsimages December 26, 2015
Beautiful image
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FeatherstonePhotography December 28, 2015
Amazing indeed!
 
NarayanDas December 29, 2015
Amazing - excellent work
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Jillybean56 December 29, 2015
Another awesome shot of the power of Lake Michigan. Congrats on being a finalist for photo of the year.
 
Azmedaj December 29, 2015
Stunning!
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beverleypohlner December 29, 2015
Your patience was well rewarded in this fantastic image. Congratulations!
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ovosphotography December 30, 2015
great!
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VHiggins December 30, 2015
whoa! amazing!
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Imagecreator13 December 31, 2015
Magnificent!
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Imagecreator13 January 02, 2016
Where is this lighthouse located? Absolutely stunning image.
 
Inspire4More January 04, 2016
Wow Magnificent!
 
cdramirez January 04, 2016
Impressive on so many levels!
 
WhiteLilyImagery January 05, 2016
Makes my temperature drop just looking at it...!
 
richgreene January 05, 2016
One of my photographic goals is to shoot all the lighthouses of Lake Michigan. Don't think I'll ever get one this cool. Superb.
 
pedronunoferreira January 06, 2016
Very impressive and outstanding masterpiece of photographic art. Congratulations on winning Runner Up, Contest finalist and in photo contest by Snapfish and contest finalist in covers photo contest vol 25
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Bluestarpaul January 07, 2016
Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment in time.
 
libbygirl January 13, 2016
Great shot
 
CoraT January 17, 2016
Absolutely fabulous!
 
sheilacain January 20, 2016
Wow!
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fernveda January 23, 2016
This is absolutely incredible. I zoomed in and it looks like cotton wool not like ice. Fascinating.
 
nicoleallen0703 January 29, 2016
This is amazing!
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SarahKeates February 03, 2016
Outstanding capture! Congrats!
 
Jordanho February 05, 2016
One in life time I ever wish
 
cnphoto February 12, 2016
amazing
 
nandicmb February 22, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
 
AliZackerGalePhotography February 23, 2016
breathtaking
 
CWphotos5 February 23, 2016
I can't even find the words to tell you how this image effects me! Perfection!
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karensommerslohre March 12, 2016
Love this!!!
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cmorisset March 13, 2016
Amazing indeed! Bravo it is outstanding ( :
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barbaramillesrobinson March 14, 2016
I agree with all of the comments...nothing left to say but, 'WOW!"
 
clouie March 22, 2016
Wow!! Inspirational!
 
maureenrueffer March 22, 2016
Fabulous
 
charlesyarbrough March 23, 2016
Amazing!
 
barbarawalsh_5209 March 25, 2016
Fantastic image, great work:)
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frenchiepooh March 25, 2016
Sublime
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barbaramillesrobinson March 26, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS, Thomas! I would have been really disappointed if this incredible photo did not win!
 
Redhorse89 March 27, 2016
I absolutely love this image!
 
rositejeda April 02, 2016
Amazing indeed! Congratulations!
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catherinethompson April 13, 2016
What a magnificent shot. Congratulations.
 
Lmarlow April 16, 2016
There are no words! :)
 
ron53 April 18, 2016
Great shot, wish I could see it live.
 
chrisccrowley April 22, 2016
Fabulous work!
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SeanAllenPhoto May 10, 2016
Great job on these lighthouse photos!!
 
sarahdarvill May 22, 2016
You should enter this in my 'Shapes in Nature' photo challenge! The link is...
viewbug.com/challenge/shapes-in-nature-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill#promote
 
lesliebethany July 06, 2016
Beautiful! I kind of feel like a White Walker (GoT) is gonna jump out and get me!
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RGW-Photography July 14, 2016
wow mate amazing where is this too??
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Oceansphotography August 23, 2016
I'm speechless......How could a picture be so beautiful and so many other things at the same time...eerie, magical, mysterious...it makes me speechless once again....
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mihevcl August 27, 2016
Very nice shot!!!
 
michaelsmith_6314 August 30, 2016
I think you found what you were looking for!
 
scorpion_sting September 15, 2016
WOW!!!
 
margitulstrup October 20, 2016
Wooww
 
margitulstrup October 20, 2016
Wooww
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DebJay November 04, 2016
Incredible photo. It reminds me of an image that one would see in a Sci-Fi film, just superb!
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teewhyell November 06, 2016
Well deserved awards for a fantastic image!
 
Patty1948 December 07, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
Talogtoktoi January 05, 2017
wow !!!
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adavies January 07, 2017
Incredible image! Beautifully captured! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Pure Michigan! challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/pure-michigan-photo-challenge-by-adavies
 
francescabullet January 08, 2017
Magnificent! My compliments
 
Mcmanp February 20, 2017
Cool!! Love it.
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adavies February 22, 2017
Congratulations! You are the People's Choice Winner of my Pure Michigan challenge! Fantastic image....really well done! :)
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
 
ReganArt February 26, 2017
Wow
 
conniehumphreys_3889 March 07, 2017
out of this World!!!
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BarbL March 13, 2017
This is such a great image! Would be a perfect entry in my challenge "Nature Created Ice Sculptures"
 
theresasutherland March 23, 2017
Wow. Great shot!!
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fredpruitt April 01, 2017
Magnificent !
 
loripeterson April 11, 2017
This is just incredible!
 
Witmar April 17, 2017
fantastic picture
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katherineplessner April 17, 2017
this is just amazing--great job
 
DesmetPat April 18, 2017
Great one
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cjaimaging April 22, 2017
Awesome capture!
 
JimMonty April 23, 2017
Holy smokes - this looks like it should be from a Marvel movie. Even better! Amazing image.
 
syedasjadalijafri May 01, 2017
wooow
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simonparry May 02, 2017
Amazing..
 
Mazal May 09, 2017
This is so nice!!
 
TillyRR May 13, 2017
Magical. There are wondrous things all around us and many times in your own backyard.
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AlanKingUK August 20, 2017
Perfect - no other words needed
thomaszakowski August 20, 2017
Thanks
 
cmm023 September 01, 2017
Reminds me of my home state of Michigan.
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Alwolfe September 02, 2017
Well your persistence and talent paid off with an awesome shot!
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pam9092 September 12, 2017
A thousand words......
 
Raiderswright October 02, 2017
Wow Wow Wow
 
imandeepsidhu October 17, 2017
Frizzy
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blackbirdbob October 17, 2017
Nice
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Twenty2Design October 29, 2017
Absolutely wow!!!!
 
rapukennobi November 22, 2017
Spectacular
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NickFranklin December 24, 2017
Wow
 
CatWezel66 December 26, 2017
Beautiful ????
 
Spectacular shot!

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Amazing Ice

When I created this photo, which was part of an ongoing series, it wasn't about following the crowd, or traveling hundreds of miles to see something that has been seen and photographed by hundreds of others. It was all about discovering and uncovering my own unique voice, my own unique vision and definition of beauty. I had given myself a challenge to find this unknowable thing within my own back yard, without even knowing what it was other than having the certainty I would succeed in my mission.

When I originally uploaded the other version I was in the middle of transferring files from my backup drive to the new computer, by the time I realized it was the wrong version, it was too late. anywhoo here is the correct version.

The lighthouse in St Joe Michigan. This was part of a series of winter lighthouse shots I worked on and followed for several years. Simply stated, I was following my fascination. This particular phenomenon only happens under certain conditions. So I patiently wait and watch to see how well the ice builds, and once it does, I go, and hope to capture it at it's peak. Thanks for taking the time to view, favor, and comment, I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.

As an interesting side note, not only has certain photo's in the frozen lighthouse series won awards through other competitions, I was also represented by a global media company who arranged publishing through their global contacts.

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Awards

Won Contest Finalist in 80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestJuly, 2017
Winner in Nature Created Ice Sculptures Photo ChallengeApril, 2017
Won People's Choice in Pure Michigan! Photo ChallengeFebruary, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in The Lighthouse Photo ContestFebruary, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in Impactful Images Photo ContestJuly, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in The Four Seasons Photo ContestMay, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Force Of Nature Photo ContestMarch, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Ice Is Nice Photo ContestFebruary, 2016
Won Runner Up in Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishJanuary, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishDecember, 2015
Won Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 25November, 2015

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