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Old Feb 6, 2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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Okay, was it worth walking a mile in subzero weather and riskingslipping into Lake Michiganto capture this shot?

About 20 minutes after this shot, the snow began to fall and the distant skyline disappeared!


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Nice view. I would crop off some of the foreground and some off the right of the frame in order to better complement the subject.

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Okay, was it worth walking a mile in subzero weather and risking slipping into Lake Michigan to capture this shot?
IMO, it was worth it. You did a nice job.
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Old Feb 7, 2007, 7:27 AM   #3
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Well worth the effort! Aserious photographer won't let adversity keep him or her from getting a shot, most of the folks on here fall into that category. Glad to see your in that club! Welcome to the forum!

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Old Feb 7, 2007, 1:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments and suggestions!

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Old Feb 7, 2007, 5:06 PM   #5
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lapstrake,

I like your picture very much, simple and attractive composition. Personally I think the ice in the foreground is just right. Would it be possible to walk there?

Very nice picture. thanks

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Thanks. Perhaps there are certain times of the year when it's possible to walk on the ice in Lake Michigan, but I'd never attempt it.

The ice shown here was only about two or three inches thick, and was cracking and popping as I was standing there.

Unfortunately, several people a year fall through the ice and diearound Chicago.Last December,theadult son of acoworker was found in thelake, two days after he went missing.

The seawall gets very slippery and I guess there's just no way to avoid falling into the cold water - and rarely a way out. This area was very deserted, so I didn't get too close to the edge.
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