Point Betsie Lighthouse and Lake Michigan Shelf Ice

April 27, 2014


Photographer: Julie Christiansen
Summary AuthorJulie Christiansen

I snapped this photo of my husband taking a picture of the Point Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. It was taken on a bitter cold but nonetheless stunning March morning. He's actually standing on solid shelf ice. This ice forms when a portion of a lake's surface freezes and is pushed ashore by strong storm winds and or tides. Since nearly all of the Great Lakes were frozen this past winter, shelf ice was widely reported. Lake Michigan is behind the snow covered beach dune. Photo taken on March 23, 2014.
Photo details: Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Focal Length: 10.0mm (35mm equivalent: 10mm); Aperture: f/22.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows.