Best of Minnesota Photos - January 2011

| Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ice Trapping Ice

from flickr user Bryan Hansel
Normally, winter photos are so stark and bland. Maybe it's because we routinely deal with 4-5 months of snow-covered landscapes in Minnesota which makes it difficult for me to find photos which catch my eye enough to post here and makes it doubly hard myself as a photographer to find interesting subject matter to photograph but this photo of Minnesota's vast north shore of Lake Superior is striking to me. The cobalt blue of the water alongside the thick white layer of ice makes for a stunning photo. That's why I called this the best of January 2011

The photographer says: Recently, a southernly snow and wind storm pushed lots of pack ice to our shores. At Paradise Beach, which is northeast of Grand Marais, the pack ice froze fast to the shore. At places the thick ice extends out over 50 yards. I found this great ice gully capturing sheet ice broken up by a slight Lake Superior swell. It was 0F when I took the photo. Brrrr.

View more of this photographer's work at his website.