The Arctic of Lexington


I decided to shoot up to Lexington, MI on Saturday morning in hope for a sunrise photo shoot with an icy shoreline. Well I got my wish. When I first made it there, around 6:15 am there was not a cloud in the sky but there was a LOT of ice. I searched in and around the icy shore and got a feel for how strong the ice was. A couple of times I fell about 5 or 6 inches into some patches of broken up ice pieces which scared me a little. I finally started to feel comfortable on the ice and knew where I could and could not go. I started to set up my camera and take pictures as the morning progressed. Here were my results.

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Pink Salt Ice
Pink Salt
This ice chunk reminds me of the pink salt you see in the grocery store. I never do know what to do with that. Anyways, for this shot I had to pull my camera off the tripod because I needed the camera on the ground for the shot. I placed the rising sun directly behind the ice chunk and fired the image. 1/4 second, f/6.7, ISO100
Icy Shards
Icy Shards
Broken up ice filled an area on a giant iceberg on the shore of Lake Huron. 1/15, f/8, ISO100
Frozen Dawn
Frozen Dawn
There was, what appeared as a pathway of broken up ice pieces, I started to walk over it and instantly fell through about 5 or 6 inches. I proceeded to stop, lay flat and set up the camera where it was. 30 seconds, f/8, ISO100, 2stop ND grad
Glacier Coast
Glacier Coast
Taken about 35 minutes prior to sunrise, just as the soft glow on the horizon was starting to get more intense. 15 seconds, f/8, ISO100, 2stop ND grad
Icy Symmetry
Icy Symmetry
Although not perfectly symmetrical, I do like the way the edges of the iceberg follow the same rough path as the edges of the clouds do. 20 seconds, f/16, ISO100, 2stop ND grad
Icy Chunk
Icy Chunk
The ice chunk is chilling on the iceberg watching a sun rise. Such a simple life. 1/4, f/11, ISO100
Tip of the Iceberg
Tip of the Iceberg
This was literally the tip of the iceberg I was standing on for most of the morning. From this perspective it looks like you can walk all the way to the horizon. 2 seconds, f/22, ISO100
Icy Sunrise
Icy Sunrise
The sun has risen in Lexington and casts and colorful glare onto the ice along the shore. 1/4, f/11, ISO100
Arctic Sunrise
Arctic Sunrise
The sun peaks over the Lake Huron horizon at Lexington Harbor. 1/3 second, f/13, ISO100


About Michigan Photographer - Daniel Frei

Daniel Frei is a landscape photographer from Southeast Michigan. Daniel has always enjoyed taking photos while camping and hiking in the woods and has taken this joy to the next level. A stay at home dad by day, when he gets out he likes to visit local hiking trails with the occasional trip farther outside of metro Detroit. He enjoys being a home grown Michigan Photographer

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