Winter Lake Photography from the Lake Series

A new selection from the Lake Series featuring winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz. The photographs included in this collection evidence the incredible range of characteristics that Lake Michigan can possess over the course of a single season.

Lake Series, November 9th, 2020 (3)
a yellow sunrise fills the sky, and is reflected in the lake waters that have turned a gray green, thin clouds sit in the sky
Lake Series, November 9th, 2020 (3)
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (1)
a searing bronze horizon over dark lake waters and under a dark gray cloudy sky, winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (3)
green gray lake waters gently move under a cloud filled sky where a slight crease of warm colors sits above the horizon
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (3)
Lake Series, November 19th, 2020 (1)
the sun sits in the sky obscured by clouds over Lake Michigan, the clouds are a purple gray tone, the horizon filled with warm tones, the lake waters reflecting the light
Lake Series, November 19th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, November 27th, 2020
warm purples and reds fill the sky as the last signs of night fade over a still Lake Michigan
Lake Series, November 27th, 2020
Lake Series, December 7th, 2020
a gentle early morning finds diffuse soft light illuminating a frosty light gray morning on the lake, from the Lake Series, December 2020
Lake Series, December 7th, 2020
Lake Series, December 11th, 2020
the sun rising in the middle of the sky, just above the horizon, casting the whole lake and sky in warm tones on this cold winter day, from the Lake Series, December 2020
Lake Series, December 11th, 2020
Lake Series, December 15th, 2020
clouds streak in hazy thin layers and build on the right side of the image in a dark diagonal over a gently moving deep blue lake
Lake Series, December 15th, 2020
Lake Series, December 18th, 2020
the sun is rising in this photo of Lake Michigan, orange and yellow in tones, beautiful early morning clouds lightly streak the sky, from the Lake Series, December 2020
Lake Series, December 18th, 2020
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (1)
gray clouds almost fill the entire sky flatly, but a small lighter opening appears horizontally at the top over a dark gray and still Lake Michigan, from the Lake Series, December 2020
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (2)
clouds that are purple and blue tones, sit above a lightly rippling Lake Michigan, the waters a deep blue. From the Lake Series, December 2020
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (2)
Lake Series, December 25th, 2020
clouds, smear across the sky smoothly, a diagonal opening allowing sun light in through from behind, the lake is gently textured, reflecting these early warm purples and yellows
Lake Series, December 25th, 2020
Lake Series, January 6th, 2021
a brilliant sunrise in orange and red hues against maroon clouds, reflected back in the mirror like lake surface, from the Lake Series, January 2021, winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, January 6th, 2021
Lake Series, January 21st, 2021
a mirror-like Lake Michigan reflects a dramatic cloud formation, blue skies and orange horizon lines warmed by the rising sun, from the Lake Series, January 2021, winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, January 21st, 2021
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (1)
winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz featuring a gently rolling dark blue lake under a clear sky that is going orange to blue from horizon
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (2)
winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, January 25th, 2021
large pieces of ice float in a green lake under cloudy skies, winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, January 25th, 2021
Lake Series, January 26th, 2021
winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz with a roiling green and dirty lake pushing small pieces of ice towards shore under cloudy skies
Lake Series, January 26th, 2021
Lake Series, January 29th, 2021 (4)
icy blue waters sit under a light blue sky with drifts of thin clouds, winter lake photography by Lincoln Schatz
Lake Series, January 29th, 2021 (4)
Lake Series, February 3rd, 2021
waves roll gently towards shore as the lake takes on an otherwordly illustrated quality in this morning with diffuse gentle light illuminating a clear sky in soft blues and peaches, the waters reflect the colors from above, steam is rising off of Lake Michigan where there is no wind at all, the waters smooth and mirror like under a beautiful blue and peach morning sunrise, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 3rd, 2021
Lake Series, February 8th, 2021
Lake Series, February 2021 early foggy morning on the lake, where the waters are a deep green muted tone, with slight fog in the sky over the clouds, ice is moving away from shore
Lake Series, February 8th, 2021
Lake Series, February 9th, 2021
the lake forms a mirror under a beautiful sky where the early morning sun is pushing behind clouds, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 9th, 2021
Lake Series, February 10th, 2021 (1)
a soft light purple gray morning where clouds fill the sky gently over an incredibly still lake, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 10th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (1)
Ice has formed overnight, creating a patchwork pattern in the ice that's formed on the lake, clouds, purplish in color fill almost all the sky, darkening in color on the horizon, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (2)
ice covers the lake near shore, with snow starting to catch on the surface under heavy cloud cover, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, February 15th, 2021 (1)
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 15th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (2)
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (3)
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (3)
Lake Series, February 18th, 2021
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 18th, 2021
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (1)
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (3)
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (3)
Lake Series, February 20th, 2021
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 20th, 2021
Lake Series, February 22nd, 2021
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 22nd, 2021
Lake Series, February 24th, 2021
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 24th, 2021
Lake Series, February 25th, 2021
heavy foggy day on the lake, diffuse light narrows the range of shadow and light, from the Lake Series, February 2021
Lake Series, February 25th, 2021
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Lake Series, November 9th, 2020 (3)
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, November 10th, 2020 (3)
Lake Series, November 19th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, November 27th, 2020
Lake Series, December 7th, 2020
Lake Series, December 11th, 2020
Lake Series, December 15th, 2020
Lake Series, December 18th, 2020
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (1)
Lake Series, December 24th, 2020 (2)
Lake Series, December 25th, 2020
Lake Series, January 6th, 2021
Lake Series, January 21st, 2021
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, January 23rd, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, January 25th, 2021
Lake Series, January 26th, 2021
Lake Series, January 29th, 2021 (4)
Lake Series, February 3rd, 2021
Lake Series, February 8th, 2021
Lake Series, February 9th, 2021
Lake Series, February 10th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 11th, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, February 15th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (2)
Lake Series, February 17th, 2021 (3)
Lake Series, February 18th, 2021
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (1)
Lake Series, February 19th, 2021 (3)
Lake Series, February 20th, 2021
Lake Series, February 22nd, 2021
Lake Series, February 24th, 2021
Lake Series, February 25th, 2021

 

Featuring a frozen world filled with snow, ice, heavy winds and heavier fogs at times, this winter also had many days of perfectly still calm between the storms. These periods of peace often left the lake waters perfectly still and mirror-like. Allowing the surface of the lake to reflect the sky, clouds and sun as the day progressed.

Winter Lake Photography

There is a clarity to the color during winter. Brilliant and striking tones accompany many of these early mornings on the lake when the winds die down and the fogs of winter dissipate. As a result, a surprising palette, full of color and light, is a key feature to the winter lake photography of Schatz.

Crystal Lake Morning

After several months of mostly mild weather February arrived and along with it, a number of large storm systems. For over a week the lake received snow every day. Temperatures plunged and the waters of Lake Michigan froze thick and fast. In between these long storms were days where the lake waters became an almost lunar landscape. The lake filled with frozen boulders of ice and snow protruding from it’s flat surface. Soon after, temperatures rose, and the lake ice began to disappear as quickly as it had arrived.

The winter lake photography found in this collection by Lincoln Schatz evidences the power the lake can possess. Lake Michigan is hardly a timid presence. And each winter, it’s strength and power are reaffirmed. Always reminding the city of Chicago, along with its citizens, of just how untamed it remains, even now.

See more from the Lake Series here, including other winter lake photography. More information on this series, including edition number, sizing and pricing can be found here.