Frozen Woods

I’ve tried a handful of times to visit Marquette’s Black Rocks (at Presque Isle) before sunrise, to catch the sun coming up over Lake Superior. I’ve only manage it once where there weren’t too many clouds to actually see some sun. As a result, I’ve played around a lot with long exposure images, since it […]

Erie Winter

Another version of a similar shot I posted recently… the same corner at Magee Marsh, but after about 15 minutes, the strong wind had completely changed the cloud structure and much more blue was visible. It felt very backward, given that there is no blue in the water. This is also pulled back a bit […]

Home of the Humming Fish

The closest open shoreline I’ve found on a Great Lake near Toledo has been out at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. (There’s also some birding trails there, and a LOT of tiny shells that seem to take the place of sand when I’ve been there in the summer.) This photo was taken at the corner when […]

Frozen Rose

One one of my trips north, during the winter months, I’d stopped at Lake Superior on the edge of Marquette to look for a chance to take some ice photos. The weather wasn’t cooperating, however, and was very overcast and the light was very bad. That turned out to be perfect for a shot of […]

Exploding Winter

During one of my winter stops at Presque Isle in Marquette, shooting various ice formations, I found a spot where the water was flowing enough under the ice that the waves were splashing up through it in places. It kind of looked like the ice was repeatedly exploding.  Download: Exploding_Winter-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4458.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/11 Exposure: 1/1600 […]

Edge of Blue Ice

This was taken with my first digital camera (Canon EOS Rebel T3) back when I first started roaming the outdoors looking for photos. It was the first time I heard a lot of talk about “blue ice” or at least the first time I’d noticed it myself. It was often way out in the water, […]

Nuclear Ice

Towards the end of winter I like to try to catch ice shots on the Great Lakes. In this case, it was at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on the shore of Lake Erie in Ohio. Waves had pushed up the ice pretty high in some places, and while it was tempting to climb out on […]

Frozen Stone

One one of my failed attempts to catch a sunrise in February at Presque Isle’s Black Rocks in Marquette, Michigan, I ended up instead playing around with some shots of the ice and snow. It was at sunrise, but the cloud cover kept it very dark, so I had to use exposures of at least […]

Waiting For The Thaw

Being a tree along Lake Superior is not an easy thing. Especially in the winter. This poor birch tree was standing guard at Presque Isle’s “Sunset Point” in Marquette, Michigan. I’d gone out to Black Rocks to try to catch a frozen sunrise over Lake Superior, though the clouds thwarted my plans for that. While […]