I had to be in Grand Haven today for errands and to attend an opening at the Fire Barn. This was Grand Haven’s premiere First Friday Gallery Event. First Fridays have become quite popular and successful in other cities. Tonight Grand Haven is joining the ranks of Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta and, amongst others, their arch art rival, Grand Rapids. We had free time between errands and art openings and filled that time with the rich light down at the shore.
There was a biting wind out of the SSW and exposed skin froze quickly. I was dressed for art openings so I was a bit uncomfortable. Honestly? I was miserable but had my eye on the prize and in the viewfinder as well as checking that histogram. I kept moving to keep from freezing. I shot from the top of a 25 to 30 foot tall ice pressure ridge. While it was exposed to the wind the view was great and worth the trouble. That is shattered clear ice in the foreground. Out beyond the lighthouse there is a shattered blue sea of ice. I hope to return and capture it….but in my snowboard gear.
For the guys at Inland Seas who requested it; Grand Haven, Sunset, March 6th, 2015.