Friday, February 28, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Week 4

This is week 4 of Bacardi Mama's Hit Me With Your Best Shot photo challenge.  And it was a little more challenging for me than usual since I could no longer photograph the birds at our backyard bird feeder because of this predator.

So Mr. Right and I had to venture out and look for interesting things to photograph.  We found several and this was my favorite.  It's a shot of our frozen Michigan City harbor with the sun beginning to get low in the sky.
Of course there were several that almost made the cut including this one of the lighthouse.
And this one of the ice shelf and the lonely, now out-of-place lifeguard stand.
We liked this one because of the tracks in the sand and the ice shelf in the background.
And this one of the huge pile of snow half covered with wind blown sand had to be included because even the most depressing sights can have a silver lining.
And finally as the evening waned, I captured one last shot before it got too dark.  We like it because it almost looked like the woods were on fire.
That's it for this week but to see more favorite photos, visit Nancy at Bacardi Mama.  And for even more fun, join in.  We'd love to see your best shots of the week too!


  1. Beautiful! The first is definitely my favorite. But the sunset is stunning! That ice is pretty incredible. I'd love to be able to see that, but I bet it's cold up there. We're going to have a cold week, so I'll have to get creative.

  2. These are all awesome. Dick and I were out there a couple weeks ago and I took almost the exact same picture of the lifeguard stand. I'm going to the Dunes tomorrow afternoon for the shelf ice program at 2:00. We get to go up on top of the pavilion. I think the picture taking should be amazing. You should come too. Thanks for joining in this week.

  3. Mary, you take great pictures! Love them all!!

  4. Mary:

    I keep staring at photo #2 of the frozen lighthouse. I love it ! we don't have scenes like that around here. I keep thinking how cold it must have been to freeze the water. Is it safe to walk out there, on the ice ?

    A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

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    2. Bob, it's actually called shelf ice and no it's not safe to walk on. I think the waves underneath create weak spots that can't be foreseen until you're on your way through it. And once you're down, finding your way out is impossible. Many lives have been lost by shelf ice walkers. They now have warning signs up all along the beach.


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