Ice Ghosts at Edgewater Park, Lake Erie

Ice Ghosts, Edgewater Park
Ice Ghosts, Edgewater Park

Sony Alpha 850, 24-70mm lens, ISO 200, F/16 at 1/125th second

On December 13, 2010 high winds and sub-zero temperatures along the Lake Erie shoreline sent waves crashing into breakwalls, depositing a thick layer of ice on the rocks,  vegetation, fishing piers and other structures, including the West Pierhead Light at the mouth of Cleveland Harbor. At Edgewater Park, west of downtown Cleveland, the shoreline was transformed into frozen sculptures, like the ice ghosts in the photograph above.

Cleveland West Pierhead Light from Wendy Park
Cleveland West Pierhead Light from Wendy Park

Nikon D7000, 200-400mm lens, ISO 200, F/11 at 1/320th second

The photograph above,  of the West Pierhead Light at the entrance to Cleveland Harbor, was taken in Wendy Park on Whiskey Island, east of Edgewater Park.

Two weeks after the storm, many of the ice formations remain. Parking areas and pathways are heavily iced and walking is extremely hazardous, so be sure to wear Yak Trax or similar footwear to avoid slipping on the ice.

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