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Winter Light House



South Haven, Michigan

South Haven, Michigan
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44 Comments | Report
karensheffer
 
karensheffer January 10, 2016
That is one of the most awesome pictures ever. That should definitely be hanging on your wall.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
Thank you!! :) :)
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer January 10, 2016
already? you know I love your icy lighthouse photos!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
You need to look up the Lake Erie car in the ice over the weekend. Wow!!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
PS- Thank you lol
TonyPillariPhotography
 
TonyPillariPhotography January 10, 2016
Great shot! I love how the walkway draws you right into the photo.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
Thank you :)
JoanLoBo
 
JoanLoBo January 10, 2016
Wow, what a place and a great capture you have made of it..I need to go here.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
It's a beautiful place any time of year but I do have a fondness for the winter months lol Thanks so much :)
JoseFSandoval
 
JoseFSandoval January 11, 2016
Beautiful...! love the detail.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
Thank you :)
ckamman07 Ultimate
 
ckamman07 January 11, 2016
You have some really outstanding photographs. I enjoy your work.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 11, 2016
Thank you so much :)
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 January 12, 2016
Looks like I need to get in the car and head to Lake Michigan! Great shot.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 12, 2016
Thank you and be very careful out there. 40 mph wind at the moment and snow. Brrrr!! The waves are kicking though :)
Enjoy_the_View
 
Enjoy_the_View January 13, 2016
I'm glad I visit in the summer. Great photograph!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 23, 2016
Thank you very much :) There is no better place to be :)
Behind-the-Fire-Scene PRO+
 
Behind-the-Fire-Scene January 13, 2016
fantastic shot....what amazing ice :-)
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 23, 2016
Thanks! :)
snapshotsphotographynj
 
snapshotsphotographynj January 13, 2016
Wow cool shot!!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 23, 2016
Thanks!
mikewall
 
mikewall January 13, 2016
Wow amazing photo
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 23, 2016
Thanks! :)
vojce
 
vojce January 14, 2016
fantastic congrats
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 23, 2016
Thank you
Hawesphoto
 
Hawesphoto February 16, 2016
Beautiful Shot! This makes me want to head up to South Haven!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix February 17, 2016
Thank you! I love South Haven :)
tarikjesenkovic
 
tarikjesenkovic February 20, 2016
Great photo. Congrats!!!!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix February 20, 2016
Thanks so much!! :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 11, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 11, 2016
Thank you!! :)
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith March 11, 2016
Amazing capture! Congratulations on winning the Challenge! I'm thinking the temperature took your breath away with this one!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 11, 2016
Thank you so much!! :) :)
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer April 02, 2016
Congratulations, Tami! Finalist Monthly Pro contest..one of my fave shots.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 10, 2016
Thanks Gracie!!! :)
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer April 15, 2016
Hey, girl, you and our lighthouse are on a roll - congratulations finalist in Adventure Land contest!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 15, 2016
Yay!! Thanks again !!!! :) :)
StephenClarke_1000 Platinum
 
StephenClarke_1000 April 16, 2016
I love it when I'm inspired by other peoples work, to me this is what keeps my passion for photography alive. Creativity is something that grows like a force of nature,every true artist sees the world in a slightly different light to the conformist dullards who are unable to be inspired by any one or anything. Love your shot by the way! Sorry about the waffle lol.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 21, 2016
How kind of you to say! :) Thank you so much. I was yelled at (By family lol) for venturing out there but to me, it is what I do and it drew me in. Michigan is constantly changing and the beauty it has to offer is never ending.
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer May 11, 2016
Congratulations again, Tami - finalist Four Seasons contest!!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix May 15, 2016
Thanks again Gracie!! :)
Keri
 
Keri September 14, 2016
Holy moly this is just stunning
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix September 15, 2016
Thank you Keri!! :) :)
walterjendrzejewski
 
walterjendrzejewski November 06, 2016
I love that lighthouse. Have not been able to visit this past summer. But it has been a favorite getaway spot. Nice job. Love it in the winter spring summer or fall. Its Michigan.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix November 07, 2016
I keep hoping for a better Winter this year but you are so right. Michigan is awesome and the Lakeshore is the best :)
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer February 19, 2017
YEA, Tami! Finalist in the Lighthouse contest. It sure deserves it!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix February 20, 2017
Thank you Kay !!!!! :) :)
westt63
 
westt63 February 19, 2017
Lake Michigan, ever disappoints. Awesome shot.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix February 20, 2017
So true Wes ! Thank you !! :)
wenchchastity
 
wenchchastity March 22, 2017
I see South Haven, MI....please tell me the name of the light?
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 30, 2017
Thank you and South Pier Light
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury March 22, 2017
Amazing capture Tami !
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 22, 2017
Thank you!! :)
Lauraf24
 
Lauraf24 March 22, 2017
This is awesome! Love your work
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 30, 2017
Thank you!! :) :)
Lewis-C-Whittaker
 
Lewis-C-Whittaker March 23, 2017
Amazing shot, really well done :)
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 30, 2017
Thank you very much :) :)
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding July 30, 2017
BEYOND AWESOME! YOU DESERVE THIS WIN!!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix July 30, 2017
Thanks so much !!!! :)
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 30, 2017
Congratulations on your Awards, great photo!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix July 30, 2017
Thank you so much! :)
cyndimccoun
 
cyndimccoun July 30, 2017
Amazing! wonderful shot amd subject
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix September 11, 2017
Thank you ! :)
photolifejournal
 
photolifejournal September 12, 2017
Awesome capture!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix September 17, 2017
Thank you! :)
Awediot
 
Awediot February 25, 2018
incredibly, almost frightening image. runner up in my Nice Ice Baby challenge... Than you for sharing.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix March 26, 2018
It was a little slick getting out there :) Thank you very much :)
jmu5667
 
jmu5667 March 27, 2018
WOW !
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 April 02, 2019
This is such a great photo! Congratulations on your People’s Choice Award!
Shelimar PRO+
 
Shelimar April 02, 2019
Congratulations on a gorgeous picture! This isn't far from me - I live in Muskegon.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 08, 2019
Thank you!! :) I get there often. It's beautiful on the lakeshore over there
rpdhjja PRO+
 
rpdhjja April 03, 2019
Masterpiece...
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 08, 2019
Thank you!! :)
Pennegirl
 
Pennegirl April 04, 2019
Congratulations this is one awesome photo !!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix April 08, 2019
Thank you so much!!! :)
bonnielauriepelland PRO+
 
bonnielauriepelland November 10, 2019
Congtatulations on Your Win in My Beautiful Lighthouse Challenge! I Had Soo Many Beautiful Pictures to Choose from..But I Really Loved the Way that the Ice accented the Beauty of this lighthouse. Great Job!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix November 12, 2019
I don't know what to say!! Thank you so much!! I am honored to say the least!! :)
PeteSavagePhotos PRO
 
PeteSavagePhotos November 10, 2019
Magnificant photo. Congrats on being the Grand winner in the challenge
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix November 12, 2019
Thank you so much!!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer November 11, 2019
You KNOW this is one of my favorite photo ops! Congratulations on your win in the Lighthouse challenge!
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix November 12, 2019
Thank you !!! It's that time again around here lol Brrr!! Hoping this year we get a repeat. Last year was a bit of a bummer. Hope you are doing well. Thanks again!! :)
redwolf0822 Platinum
 
redwolf0822 January 12, 2020
Great Shot
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 16, 2020
Thank you so much!!! :)
tomwillis Ultimate
 
tomwillis January 22, 2020
An interesting as well as beautiful images that really depicts the deep winter cold. Thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed a look through your gallery.
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix January 22, 2020
Thank you very much for the kind words :)
lauriemurray_2073
 
lauriemurray_2073 February 02, 2020
Wow , awesome capture
Jeta1websandpix
Jeta1websandpix February 08, 2020
Thank you !!! :)
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at the South Haven Light House, South Haven, Michigan
Time
Time of day was late afternoon before the sun started to go down.
Lighting
There wasn't a lot of natural light to work with as it was a semi overcast day. It involved patiently waiting for the sun to peek out behind the clouds to take the shot.
Equipment
Camera: NIKON D3200 Aperture: f/7.1 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/200 Focal Length: 300/10 No flash. Hand Held.
Inspiration
I have always had a passion for light houses. Having grown up along the shores of Lake Michigan, they have always been a part of my life. I have spent many hours over the years watching the ever changing sunsets, storms, waves that roll over then and calming waters that surround them. Every day is different while the houses stand proud calling the boaters safely home. This particular shot was taken after a storm rolled through, whipping up the waves and freezing them in place
Editing
Not much for this one. A little HDR to make it pop and give the clouds better definition.
In my camera bag
Nothing fancy. Nikon D300, Nikon D5200, lens cleaner, extra batteries.
Feedback
Dress warm. Wear boots or shoes with lots of tread so you don't slip off into the water. Use common sense when wandering out on a pier under these kinds of conditions.

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