Lake Michigan is my muse. It seems I go there time and time again. The lighting is always different. Even the shoreline changes with waves coming in and going out, then freezing, then melting, it is so exciting.
One time my younger son had a photography assignment in high school to go to one place every week for one month. Since he choose Lake Michigan as his theme and didn't drive that made me responsible to drive him to and from the lake for four weeks. It was winter. On one trip, we arrived to find balls of snow scattered everywhere on the beach. He actually went inside a wave that was frozen. My heart stopped. To save him I climbed inside to bring him out. It was awesome to stand in the cave made of frozen ice. I placed my finger over my lips to express the need for him to be quiet. He was talking a mile a minute in a loud voice not understanding the danger he was in. All I could think about was the cave would fall in on us. I took his hand and led him out of the frozen wave. Never have I seen this before or since. It was a sight to behold!
The kid in me is always ready for a "new" adventure. It can be a morning sunrise or seeing a sunset; it doesn't have to cost a lot of money just moments are my specialty. Capturing a beautiful moment.
Yes, it can be cold sometimes. Other times it is too hot and uncomfortable. But I arrive to seize that moment in time.
Lake Michigan, Ice, Sky-January, 2011.
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