This photo was made along the lakefront in Chicago during
a winter family outing. I was driving on Lakeshore Drive
in Chicago when this caught my eye. My wife saw it at the
same time and knew we would be stopping to photograph it.
She knows we will always be stopping.

We pulled into a parking lot and I got as close as I
could before getting out of the car. It was brutally cold with a
stiff wind, and the ground was covered with a thick coating
of Lake Michigan ice which made walking difficult.

I shot with a Nikon D300 using a 28 to 70 mm zoom lens,
at ISO 200, white balance on automatic. I spot metered the ice
on the ‘’figure’’ and shot on shutter priority at 1/1000 second at f8.
I shot both horizontal and verticals while moving back and forth
to get more than one angle. When I could no longer feel my fingers
inside my gloves, and I estimated that I might be trying the patience
of my wife I sort of slid back to the car on the ice hoping not to fall
and break my neck.

I carry a camera with me almost everywhere I go on the chance that
I may stumble on an image like this and if you want to make interesting
photos you should too.