The extreme cold combined with the relentless waves of Lake Michigan had created huge ice flows that extended 150-300ft out into the lake. These ice formations were not simply flat sheets of ice, but instead they were practically hills and valleys leading up to the open water.
There was one other brave photographer out on the ice with me and he helped me provide a sense of scale in the photos. It was really an alien landscape. I made me feel quite small and reminded me of just how small we humans are on this earth.
During this excursion, I also put a new piece of gear to the test. My Patagonia Torrentshell hard shell jacket. It performed great. I am going to figure out a way in the coming weeks to start posting formal reviews of some of the gear I use. In addition, I am planning on soon opening up an online print store. Be sure to check back for details!