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The Ice Beast Walks



South Havens Ice beast makes a brief appearance after a December rain storm...Thank you everyone for the wonderful words. A brief story, I unique rain storm pas...
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South Havens Ice beast makes a brief appearance after a December rain storm...Thank you everyone for the wonderful words. A brief story, I unique rain storm passed through with high winds and just cold enough temps to freeze the rain and letting the wind sculpt this amazing formation. Probably a once in a life time event that cam together to create these images. I spent four hours shooting this light house and enjoyed every minute of it.
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Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 05, 2013
WOW what a great diversity in these shots .. what a great place to shoot
ctoc PRO
 
ctoc October 05, 2013
Like how you sharpened the image and brought out the detail... great capture and presentation.
hkphotography
 
hkphotography October 06, 2013
Nicely done
PKnot
 
PKnot October 10, 2013
This is superb!
photosue50
 
photosue50 October 10, 2013
Wow!!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan October 10, 2013
An incredible stunning photo, brilliant.
rikfreeman
 
rikfreeman October 11, 2013
Incredible shot.
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 October 25, 2013
Amazing. Just a fantastic shot, congrats
tlotter
 
tlotter October 25, 2013
Fantastic shot
RichMiyara PRO+
 
RichMiyara October 25, 2013
Congratulations - great shot! I'm cold just looking at this one.
bunlee
 
bunlee October 25, 2013
I can feel the freezing air blowing on my face!!! :)
Great work!!
James_Francis PRO
 
James_Francis October 26, 2013
I love this shot, perfect balance between the light and shadows. Great Job
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer October 26, 2013
Great shot!
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards October 26, 2013
great location, stunning image
Mechele
 
Mechele October 26, 2013
Fantastic!
Ricardo_Henrique
 
Ricardo_Henrique October 26, 2013
Perfect!
The time, the place, the picture...
Fantastic!!!
Sharons_Shotz PRO
 
Sharons_Shotz October 26, 2013
love this :)
tiedyejeremy
 
tiedyejeremy October 26, 2013
It's been a long time since I found myself thinking, "That might be the best picture I've seen."
Thank you.
Fantastic capture
loran01
 
loran01 October 26, 2013
Fantastic............
goober20101
 
goober20101 October 26, 2013
fantastic shot.....and congratulations
kjodway
 
kjodway October 26, 2013
This is what I call a "stopper" You stop and really look at every little detail.
carlius
 
carlius October 26, 2013
great shot ...
westi PRO+
 
westi October 26, 2013
The Ice Beast looks real. Love it! Congrats.
nitti
 
nitti October 26, 2013
What a beauty...congrats on the award
susanhutchings
 
susanhutchings October 26, 2013
wow fantastic
photographybyrichwise
 
photographybyrichwise October 26, 2013
Nice! Nice! Nice!
Kkasper
 
Kkasper October 26, 2013
So beautiful!!
Wilhelmina
 
Wilhelmina October 26, 2013
phenomenal
RebelWarren PRO+
 
RebelWarren October 26, 2013
That is amazing!!!
roselandry PRO
 
roselandry October 26, 2013
Oh Wow how fantastic!!!!!!!
nikob
 
nikob October 26, 2013
Outstanding photo. Made with a lowly Canon xsi. Guess that substantiates the idea that you don't need an expensive camera to create great photos.
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest October 26, 2013
Totally awesome capture. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition by the editors.
june_coker_428
 
june_coker_428 October 26, 2013
Congratulations! I wondered who photographed such awesome contrast; now I know. I saved it on my board in Pinterest. Love, love, love it!
antoinette1980
 
antoinette1980 October 26, 2013
wow
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography October 26, 2013
great!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco October 26, 2013
I feel the cold in that one.
BarbaraT
 
BarbaraT October 26, 2013
Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Congratulations on the recognition. I can actually feel the cold just looking at this photograph.
sheilahenshawclyne
 
sheilahenshawclyne October 26, 2013
Wow-what an awsome shot ! and your imagination is great-I can almost see the beast start walking!!!
patchworkcats
 
patchworkcats October 26, 2013
extraordinaire , superbe, glacial !
susanolinville
 
susanolinville October 26, 2013
WOW! amazing ice...and shot!
kimroe-kester
 
kimroe-kester October 26, 2013
you're from S. Haven?
jimmerchant
 
jimmerchant October 26, 2013
Breath taking image!
muddy
 
muddy October 26, 2013
Ice dragon! What a great shot!
alicepedenartime PRO+
 
alicepedenartime October 26, 2013
Stunning.......:)
workman
 
workman October 26, 2013
Heartstopping!!!!
randyloyd
 
randyloyd October 26, 2013
Great concept and execution. Knocks me off my feet.
david_a_hadzima_jr
 
david_a_hadzima_jr October 26, 2013
I absolutely enjoyed this photo; jaw dropping capture. Excellence achieved!! Thank you for sharing this "Ice-Dramatized" Lighthouse Scene; I love it! Keep sharing please; smile often!
RonnieB
 
RonnieB October 26, 2013
Awesome!!!
dangerousdick
 
dangerousdick October 26, 2013
Excellent work!!!! Congrat's
rebeccaheaton
 
rebeccaheaton October 26, 2013
Unreal, awesome capture!
Bart
 
Bart October 26, 2013
Looks like Michigan to me, Iceie and cold But oh so beautiful you just don`t care how cold it gets, I`m from Wyoming Michigan. Congrat on you Editors Choice its well desired Charles.
kellywiens
 
kellywiens October 26, 2013
You might live another hundred years and never see the ice like that again. I am searching for the same odd wunders of the world kelly
jenscarr
 
jenscarr October 26, 2013
great shot, how beautiful is nature
1islandgirl PRO
 
1islandgirl October 26, 2013
What and incredible shot!!
imagebyTerri Premium
 
imagebyTerri October 26, 2013
One word….WOW!
Avisagie
 
Avisagie October 26, 2013
Well done
gautamphookan
 
gautamphookan October 27, 2013
Amazing shot!
lulu2
 
lulu2 October 27, 2013
congratulations that is awesome
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert October 27, 2013
If I only ever took one photo, this wouldn't be far off. Absolutely superb shot. I'm more than a little bit envious. One to be proud of.
leestrocen
 
leestrocen October 27, 2013
awesome shot!! My feet got cold looking at it!!
gailfelixbieber
 
gailfelixbieber October 27, 2013
Love this pictures great colors
oldtrafford
 
oldtrafford October 27, 2013
Just extraordinary. Wonderful.
SheilaFaryna PRO
 
SheilaFaryna October 27, 2013
Superb image
davidthorman
 
davidthorman October 27, 2013
wow
donaldpaterson
 
donaldpaterson October 27, 2013
Great composition, stunning colour and tones,Good perspective from a great point of view, Have I left anything out.LOL, I love it well done.
Rosemaryswan
 
Rosemaryswan October 27, 2013
very cool. Congrats
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 27, 2013
Amazing beast! So cool in every way ( : Bravo, well done!
NedaAhmadi
 
NedaAhmadi October 27, 2013
this is grate shot.... thanks :)
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti October 27, 2013
stunning! surreal and very beautiful!
suecondon
 
suecondon October 27, 2013
Wow, what a gorgeous shot
rodney60
 
rodney60 October 27, 2013
Wow!!! Fantastic feeling cold just looking at it.
cevert
 
cevert October 27, 2013
Amazing image! Love the title, the wicked ice formations do make it look like an ice beast! Congratulations on the award :D
LindaT
 
LindaT October 27, 2013
this is so amazing!
paulatuckerhogan PRO
 
paulatuckerhogan October 28, 2013
WOW...AMAZING!!
markmclaughlin
 
markmclaughlin October 28, 2013
Great shot! Worth the hours spent in the cold and slipping around.
barballan PRO+
 
barballan October 28, 2013
Amazing such depth and the colours are awesome
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle October 28, 2013
Wow this is awesome! Congratulations!
lisahardy
 
lisahardy October 28, 2013
Beautiful
frederickwwalanda
 
frederickwwalanda October 28, 2013
Superb!!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 29, 2013
Congrats!
Mamadee
 
Mamadee October 30, 2013
Absolutely awesome. Looks like a big ice monster. Love the sunset colours
davidconnelly
 
davidconnelly October 30, 2013
stunning shot
joshuashearier
 
joshuashearier November 01, 2013
Whoa! Outstanding
polynator
 
polynator November 12, 2013
AWESOME pic! Just incredible!
UroshGrabner
 
UroshGrabner November 26, 2013
Congatulation Charles ... well deserved :)
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan November 26, 2013
Phenomenal capture. Amazing detail, fantastic view, wonderful icing, fabulous colours and nice lighting.......Like it.
IanDMcGregor
 
IanDMcGregor December 14, 2013
Just magnificent, congratulations!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett January 02, 2014
Excellent! Congratulations.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 27, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats.
DannyCollado
 
DannyCollado July 15, 2014
Amazing capture!! So very well done!! Bravo!!!
courtneyolgren
 
courtneyolgren July 26, 2014
Such a neat shot!
marcocalandra89
 
marcocalandra89 May 24, 2015
what, very cold image
Glitta
 
Glitta August 01, 2015
just perfect shot
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 20, 2015
Fantastic!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 07, 2015
One of a kind!!! Extraordinary work.:)
connielynngates Premium
 
connielynngates September 09, 2015
stunning!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 23, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Best Water Shots Photo Contest!
Oceansphotography
 
Oceansphotography August 22, 2016
This is what its all about.....When you stare at a photo and you can't get enough...Wow wow wow!
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Byronfairphotography September 06, 2017
Outstanding

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in South haven Michigan right after a December rain storm.
Time
This was taken in the late afternoon, I had spent about 4 hours out there shooting. After she real hours of pondering is it safe to venture out onto the ice covered pier. I finally decided to venture up on to the pier and slowly work my way down. Both sides of the pier have water, and the ice was in layers with air pockets between them. It was both slippery and the ice was littered with weak spots that my feet kept going through.
Lighting
It was a odd day with just subtle natural ligthing to work with. Cloud cover kept things darker, and the half hour hints of color broke through the clouds.
Equipment
I used my Canon Rebel xsi with a 58mm lens...
Inspiration
I kept seeing the image in my mind seeing how the wind and rain created it's art on everything it covered. The urge to venture out there finally won.
Editing
When I shot this I was learning so much at the time both shooting and processing I pulled the blues out a tad and let the detail of the ice work on its own.
In my camera bag
I now use my Canon 7D and my 170mm for most shots. And use my trip pod for a lot of my shots.
Feedback
I know the more specific the better, all I can say is go with your instinct and push yourself in every way. It's not always the equipment but whats in the eye....

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