The Ice Caves and a quick tip for cold weather photography

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber

So I may have mentioned a quick and last minute trip I took to explore the Ice Caves last week up in Northern Wisconsin. Not exactly a place that the average South Floridian flocks to in the peak of winter, but I’m not normal!

I have been hearing a lot about this place as this year was the first time in about 5 years that lake Superior has frozen up enough to allow visitors to make the over 1 mile hike across the ice to see it!

Here are a few quick images I processed that I kinda like. I used a totally different workflow with these as I didn’t feel that Photomatix was giving me a realistic enough result. HDR EFX2 by Nik Effects (now google) was what did the trick for me. More on that in a future post and video so stay tuned!

Also, more images from this amazing place soon!

_DSC7637_HDR_DSC7530_HDRAt the edge of night

As with any trip, half the fun is prep and planning. As a Floridian, the thought of those below freezing temps had me a bit concerned. A quick walk into the closet was all I needed to realize that I needed to make a quick run over to the local Peter Glenn store to get a cold weather clothing plan together!

Matt Kloskowski did a great post about prepping for these situations as well over here so make sure and check that out as well!

I created this video yesterday for my Quick Tip Tuesday about what worked and didn’t work for me.

Enjoy 🙂

Quick Tip Tuesday – Dressing for Winter Landscape Photography

Or watch the video here!

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