Tom Johnson  

St. Joseph Icicle formations by Tom Johnson

October 2019 - St. Joseph Icicle formations

About the Image(s)

On Presidents day 2019, I organized a group of photographers to do a trip to the west side of Michigan. Beautiful area to do winter photography with gorgeous sceneries of lighthouses and sunsets. We headed to St. Joseph lighthouse.My thought was that everyone typically photographs the main event in this case was the lighthouse in which I have many beautiful images. I felt that sometimes we as photographers pass by the little things or details that can sometimes create a punch in our portfolios. I choose the icicle formations of the dock to the lighthouse. It was challenging to get to but I saw image the before I took the picture in which gave me determination (passion) to get it done.

My specs were: Nikon d750, f/16 at ISO 100.

4 comments posted

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
I enjoy pictures such as this showing the harshness of winter weather near the great lakes. The icicle details are stunning, and the depth of the picture is wonderful. This looks like an HDR image. You might consider cropping to be in a portrait orientation, removing much of the sky and surrounding ice formations, thereby causing the eye to focus more on the icicles. Does it also look as if you may have had rather harsh lighting and some white blow-outs? Good details in the shadows. What a wonderful opportunity for showing results of extreme weather!   Posted: 10/10/2019 03:49:56

Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Tom, good choice of subject! The leading lines of the deck and it's yellow color, in addition, to the blue of the sky with the icicles, is very appealing!
You might consider, cropping..
As the top is partially cut off, cropping the top off to the horizontal post, would accent the depth of field through the the lighthouse to the back. Great subject, and photo!   Posted: 10/16/2019 11:56:51

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Tom Outstanding detail in the ice. I can feel the wind smell the water. Very nice.   Posted: 10/18/2019 08:56:21

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Great image. It has an eerie feel. I think the post processing adds to the feeling.   Posted: 10/18/2019 10:19:51


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