Photo a Day Challenge

Wind

Wind

High winds blowing over Lake Winnebago combined with warmer temperatures to shove huge hunks of ice crashing over parts of the lake’s eastern shore.  The dwarfed light post somehow survived the onslaught.  Winnebago, the largest freshwater lake entirely within a U.S. state, covers 137,700 acres and has 88 miles of shoreline.

13 responses

  1. Love how the warm tones warm the top half of the image and the rest is cool tones…very cool picture!

    February 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

  2. I, too, love the juxtaposition of the golden tones with the icy tones. At first I thought those were rocks – boulders – piled up, but the impact of the photo really hit me when I realized they were chunks of ice. A wonderful image!

    February 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

  3. I like how the included lamp post tells the story of size. This image made me feel cold. Great capture.

    February 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

  4. That is the heaviest snowflakes I have EVER seen, awesome colour and composition.

    February 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  5. Oh my goodness. This is one of those photos that defies description: it’s too beautiful to try to explain why. But, in the end, it’s the capture of that glorious light.

    February 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

  6. What an amazing scene, love how the ice blocks at the top of the heap seem to be absorbing the light from that incredible sky.

    February 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

  7. mikehamerton

    Your photos are not only beautiful but also unique. Thanks for the explanation. Regards Mike Hamerton

    February 7, 2013 at 12:44 am

  8. It’s winter at it’s best!

    February 7, 2013 at 2:03 am

  9. Love this image! Makes winter look really good 🙂 we got ours back, winter that is, yesterday. After a couple of days with warmer weather and rain that melted away most of the snow we got about 10cm of snow yesterday. Back to seeing all in white, brrr.

    February 7, 2013 at 3:51 am

  10. The lamp post gives this one a dreamlike quality!

    February 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  11. judiclark

    Such an odd but interesting image… the rock like ice, the tree, sky… and in the middle of this epic scene, the itty bitty lamppost. Love it!

    February 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  12. Gemma

    This is absolutely stunning but I cannot believe those are ice rocks! Amazing phenomenon and captured beautifully

    February 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  13. Great example of the awesome power of Mother Nature at work. Nice to have that post in for scale!

    February 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

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