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Shooting Spring Ice Breakup

Barrier Lake Sunrise  Sony A7ii, 16-35mm Zeiss F4  25 Seconds,  f /11.0, 19mm, ISO 100

Barrier Lake Sunrise

Sony A7ii, 16-35mm Zeiss F4

25 Seconds, f/11.0, 19mm, ISO 100

The forecast suggested clouds, and I was hoping to capture the last pieces of ice in Barrier Lake with an epic, firework display of a sunrise as the backdrop. The morning was cool, but comfortable. The sounds of ice chunks grinding in the water punctuated the air. As the sun slowly rose, I didn’t get my rosy display, but instead this feint purple hue illuminated the clouds over Mt Baldy. I set my camera up with a 6 stop ND filter, slowed the exposure down to 25 seconds, and waited.