Friday, December 13, 2013

Covered in Ice

What a difference a year can make in the appearance of a subject.  At this time last year I was photographing Hollow Rock (it is one of my favorite things to photograph in December) and there was almost ZERO ice on the rock.  This year, the rock is pretty much completely covered in ice.  This is largely due to a major winter storm that we had just over a week ago.  During the storm the rock was pummeled by large waves rolling in from the east.  When the waves collided with the rock, spray went flying up and over the top of the rock.  The air was cold enough that a lot of the spray froze when it made contact with the rock.  What you see here is the result of big waves and cold air temperatures.  I don't think I've ever seen the rock covered with so much ice so early in the winter.  This is shaping up to be an excellent year for ice photography on the big lake.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the winter will bring!

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