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.
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.
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.