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This week south winds created some big waves in front of Grand Marais.
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Just before dark I took a long exposure to capture the spray in motion. This is called “motion blur”. It is created by taking at least a 1/8 second exposure
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The waves were hitting a small “V” in the rock.
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About every twentieth wave would send the spray up in the air creating a beautiful winter scene.
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The spray froze to the brush and trees along the shoreline.
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The spray covered the trees for about a 300-yard stretch just northeast of Grand Marais near Five Mile Rock.
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It has some of the best ice so far this season. I photographed the ice sculptures both at sunrise and sunset.
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The sun shone through the ice giving these icicles a beautiful color.
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Just before sunset I set up under the branches of one of the trees and was fortunate to capture this sunburst.
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When you have a person in the scene you realize how huge the ice sculptures are.
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The evening sky had some great clouds, which created a nice background.
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Hopefully this ice will remain for a few more days.
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It is well worth the drive to see the beautiful ice.