North Pier Details

Ice Triplets

How often do you photograph the scene as a whole and call it good after that? My wife would describe me as someone who shoots for the detail in a shot. If you break down a single shot you can come away with a multitude of other images that tell even more of the story. While shooting the North Pier Lighthouse in Saint Joseph, Michigan I am always looking for smaller vignettes that tie in with the original overall shot.

Catwalk Detail

I’m cheating just a bit and posted this image above titled Catwalk Detail from last winter to get us all ready for another winter of great images from the pier and beyond. I really look forward to getting out on the ice and one must be properly prepared for this or you will not be found if at all until next season. It can get pretty dangerous on the pier and the surrounding ice. Get yourself some good ice cleats and dress warm-it gets cold very fast! If you do head to the pier make sure you let someone know your plans. Take your cell phone in case something happens. Whenever I tell my wife I’m headed to the pier to get some shots her reply is-“You have enough shots of the lighthouse”. Every time I go out to the North Pier it never looks the same and I am always pleased with the results I come back with. Check back later in the season to see my new winter images of the pier-let me know what you think!

Frozen Railing

Frozen Railing

Texture, Color & Ice

Texture, Color & Ice

Curtain of Ice

Curtain of Ice

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