People who live near the St. Joseph North Pier in Lake Michigan have the pleasure of seeing the spectacular ice sculptures formed by wind and waves on the lighthouses. Landscape photographer Tim Gill traveled to the pier to see these sculptures of nature.
These sculptures are amazing because the ice looks as if it’s following with the wind’s current when it’s actually solid ice. The ice is dynamic and curved and creates a violent aesthetic on these towers. They make the lighthouses look like its edges are feathering and the base of the tower looks like a beard of ice. These are absolutely spectacular and independent of any man-made ice sculpture. The effect of the water on the handrails create a wave-like ice impression. These works are exclusive to the hands of nature.
Wind-Induced Ice Carvings
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