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Letting Off Some Steam

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Steam rises off the balmy 33⁰Lake Michigan water during an early Sunday morning sunrise. It makes you want to jump right in as the air temperature was hovering around -3⁰F.

The walk/run/trot back to shore was painful with the wind from the west hitting my face and filling my lungs with ice cold air.

Photo taken January 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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Barbara from Florida, United States

Spectacular series. This one is magnificent.

19 Jan 2010 5:12am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

amazing image, really well taken

19 Jan 2010 6:14am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

You know even if you jump in I am so not following. This is spectacular!

19 Jan 2010 6:46am

Céline from New York City, United States

Amazing shot Steven ! An image worth the cold you had to fight against !

19 Jan 2010 7:09am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Oh my.. this is stunning.. love the mist and everything..

19 Jan 2010 9:54am

Florence from Paris, France

Simply gorgeous, it glows and warms up my screen !

19 Jan 2010 11:40am

Olivier from Belgium

Wonderful, it's the color of fire!

19 Jan 2010 1:03pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow! I think this might be my favorite photo of the year! Today you get 5 stars and I still owe you a few more.

19 Jan 2010 1:10pm

@Ralph Jones: Considering this is only the beginning of the new year, you've set me up for a big challenge. :-)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

excellent ,I love it ,Thanks :)

19 Jan 2010 4:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So warm and inviting. Not! Too cold! That warm light through the steam is so lovely.

19 Jan 2010 5:24pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Ha, ha... wonderful photo!

19 Jan 2010 8:33pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

sooooo beautiful!! great capture!

19 Jan 2010 9:18pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic light, colors and mood !

19 Jan 2010 10:33pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Eye-popping WOW!

20 Jan 2010 1:59am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

omg STEVEN!!!! 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars...!!!!! incredible!

20 Jan 2010 2:31am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

this photo is absolutely stunning, Steven!! I don't think I have seen Lake Michigan look like that any morning and I am only 4 blocks away. all I can say is WOW!

20 Jan 2010 2:41am

Paul from summerside, Canada

The waters on fire ..great work

21 Jan 2010 1:15am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous...your suffering has not gone unrewarded!

22 Jan 2010 2:39pm