Ice Fest in St. Joe
After carefully configuring and testing the new Sony DSLR, mirror-less camera, I set out for the eastern coast of Lake Michigan and the fine small town of Saint Joseph. Though it was still the dead of winter with minimum light availability, I knew there were several boutique store fronts and various other tourist attractions adorning the bluffs above the shoreline. So the odds of grabbing at least a few decent test shots were good. Little did I know I was soon to walk into the middle of the 12th Annual Magical Ice Fest.
The sidewalks of the down town area that day was loaded with crowds who had come to see the "Ice Wars" and all the myriad ice sculptures on display. Around every corner I found exquisitely detailed ice carvings some of which had only melted slightly from the day before. Indeed, the slight melting and refreezing of some of the sculptures that were created the day before caused lace-like patterns woven throughout the ice. This alone provided ample opportunity for some of the most interesting macro shots and closeup views.
Here's the blog entry contains just a sampling of what I saw that day.