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My first outing in 2009, with a fellow photographer. Frozen waves on Lake Michigan in Chicago. With a temperature of 15° F and wind gusting around 10 to 20 miles per hour I estimate the windchill at anywhere between 0­° to -5°F. This was a tough shot.

Below – frozen waves on Lake Michigan.

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cold, cityscape, ice, dawn, shiny, buildings, waterscape, frozen, downtown chicago, winter

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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    That looks awesome Adam. Just gorgeous.

  • Thanks for the awesome and thanks for the gorgeous compliments Teresa.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 5 years ago

    oh that looks cold

  • It was a long underwear morning. The temp was about 15°F, but there was wind. The wind brought the temperature down to pain on exposed skin. LOL

    – Adam Bykowski

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    WOW~ Fabulous!!

  • Ahh “WOW”, my favorite compliment. Thanks Cheryl.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • kernuak
    kernuakover 5 years ago

    Very effective Adam. It doesn’t look particularly like ice with the red reflection, but it’s those reflections that make the shot.

  • The street lights and sky colors added some unrealistic color, but that is all ice on concrete in the foreground and sides, the middle and background is frozen water on Lake Michigan.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • John Absher
    John Absherover 5 years ago

    Excellent Adam. Like the composition … from Montrose Harbor looking south, by chance? I spend a fair amount of time there during bird migration. The colors here are outstanding. Seems I’ve been seeing more of these type shots lately that include light reflected off ice and some of the effects are just great.

  • Thanks for the complimets John. Always special coming from you. This location is actually Lasalle Street looking south. This was taken early yesterday morning (Sat, Jan 3rd). The wind must have been spraying water all over the rocks days before and it all froze. Made for some great reflections and the sky cooperated with some neat clouds and color.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    ohhhhhhhh…this is just gorgeous. Love the reflection. Awesome capture.

  • Thanks very much Katseye. An “Ohhhhhhhh” compliment is about the same as an “Oooooooohh” and rates right next to “WOW” in my book. LOL Glad you liked it.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful warm colors love how you brought the city sky line into the image, Excellent !!!

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiover 5 years ago

    Thanks Curtiss.

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 5 years ago

    Nice cityscape Adam, great exposure control

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiover 5 years ago

    Thanks Mike. Good to see you again. It is a major compliment coming from you. Just the fact that you even thought it was good enough to comment on is honor enough.

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