It Was a Very Cold Walk by taffy

It Was a Very Cold Walk

Andie @ukandie1 and I did a three-sets-of-hand-warmers walk, from North Avenue Beach to Navy Pier (and much deserved hot chocolate) along the shore of Lake Michigan. It wasn't as bad as we thought it would be, and there wasn't as much ice and snow as we'd expected -- and it was great fun!
Great fun and a great photo.
January 7th, 2018  
Such fun that the two of you can do these photo tours together! I must say, however, that no amount of padding could make me love the bitterly cold weather! I did want to try photographing a frozen bubble but that's it! I'll enjoy looking at your pictures and those from others while sitting here in California!
January 7th, 2018  
Incredible
January 7th, 2018  
Stunning picture.
January 7th, 2018  
A magical shot of the elements, fabulous tone. Fav
January 7th, 2018  
Really captures the C-O-L-D and the amazingly frozen state of the lake, and then an action wave to add motion!
January 7th, 2018  
Brrr... what a sight to see!
January 7th, 2018  
Wow... that's cold!!
January 7th, 2018  
Wow - I love how you managed to get the water splashing
January 7th, 2018  
I hear ya!
January 7th, 2018  
This is beautiful! I'm out in Naperville and hoping to get to Montrose Harbor tomorrow (Sun) to see if any Snowy Owls are around.
January 7th, 2018  
Something we will never see here - what a strange combination - waves breaking on ice. I'm loving your winter shots!
January 7th, 2018  
Stunning image a Taffy! I would love to see this - it must be amazing to see the lake frozen! Fav!
January 7th, 2018  
It does look a tad chilly - excellent shot though
January 7th, 2018  
Cool shot - literally!
January 7th, 2018  
Great capture, and it is good to read that you had fun.
January 7th, 2018  
wow, how cold is that! great shot.
January 7th, 2018  
That would have been really cold
January 7th, 2018  
Brrr, that looks amazingly cold. I love that you measure the length of your walk by the number of hand warmers!
January 7th, 2018  
Wow, that's cool.
January 7th, 2018  
Would love to see this in person. We’ve been seeing the horrendously cold weather you’re having over the pond on tv. Great shot
January 7th, 2018  
Oh gosh I have the shivers
January 7th, 2018  
So stunning! Fav!
January 7th, 2018  
Makes me feel cold just looking at this!
January 7th, 2018  
that does look very cold. Wonderful capture - the intense blues are wonderful
January 7th, 2018  
Wow Taffy this is incredible. Hard to believe how cold it is. Still 30 degrees C (85f) here this evening at 9 pm after a 38 degree C day. fav
January 7th, 2018  
You are bringing some great quality work to this site Taffy! fav
January 7th, 2018  
Stunning :) fav
January 7th, 2018  
Cold but worth it!
January 7th, 2018  
Cold!
January 7th, 2018  
Wow, that looks really cold, surprised you could manipulate the shutter button!
January 7th, 2018  
Soooooo cold !!! but a beautiful shot !
January 7th, 2018  
good heavens that looks cold
January 7th, 2018  
This is a great capture, brrr. You know it’s cold when the Great Lakes freeze.
January 7th, 2018  
It does make me think of cold!
January 7th, 2018  
Incredible shot! Does look freezing!
January 7th, 2018  
Oh now that is fun! I love the mix of ice and moving water. I smiled at how many handwarmers you got through too! I am looking for a pair of fingerless gloves currently because I take my gloves off to use the camera and forget to put them back on again and freeze! Methinks fingerless must be the way to go.....
January 7th, 2018  
You must have some very warm clothes, gloves, boots!!
January 7th, 2018  
hahaha! only we can say it's not so bad and we had fun! this is fantastic capture. maybe i will go down the beaches today and capture something like this. hmmm, the wind's howling though.😀
January 7th, 2018  
Brrr! Wonderful detail in this.
January 7th, 2018  
I love your description of your walk! Excellent! Super image too.
January 7th, 2018  
That looks so cold! Nothing beats a good hot chocolate when it's cold out.
January 7th, 2018  
Great capture of the cold...The hot chocolate sounds warming :).
January 7th, 2018  
Makes for a beautiful scene
January 7th, 2018  
What a great capture. Don't know if I would, or could, brave the cold but I'd love to capture some of the ice that is so prominent right now up there.
January 7th, 2018  
Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to posting again xx
January 7th, 2018  
@ukandie1 -- just realized that tagging you in the description doesn't really tag you. What a great day!!! MANY disappointing photos but some that I'm quite quite happy with. See you tomorrow!
January 7th, 2018  
Brrrrr!! Fav!! 😀
January 7th, 2018  
@taffy Love how you captured this, none of mine came even close to this. I had the same feeling as you regarding some of my shots, some very disappointing shots, but I can see where they could be improved. Looking forward to exploring the north side with you again. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk, and I have come away with some project ideas!
January 7th, 2018  
Wow, that looks so cold!
January 7th, 2018  
You can see the frozen motion
January 7th, 2018  
Great fun and a fabulous capture
January 7th, 2018  
Fabulous shot!
January 7th, 2018  
Oh my! that looks so cold!! awesome photo and a big fav! :)
January 7th, 2018  
I think your cold is definitely putting ours into perspective. Glad you braved the elements to capture them so well. That is a fascinating build up of ice and I love the spray in the picture too.
January 7th, 2018  
Wow! Such an impressively cold shot.
January 7th, 2018  
Fabulous texture in the ice.
I'm starting to envy all these great ice shots - though not the cold which accompanies them.
January 7th, 2018  
That's bloody cold
January 7th, 2018  
Wonderful shot
January 7th, 2018  
Oh ... now that looks COLD!
January 7th, 2018  
Blimey, that's cold
January 7th, 2018  
A "three-sets-of-hand-warmers" walk sounds pretty cold to me... and this looks like a lot of ice to me too :)
January 7th, 2018  
Awesome shot
January 7th, 2018  
Super cold shot..............nice how you captured the moving water as well!
January 8th, 2018  
I thihnk I'd need at least 6 hand warmers! Beautiful shot - but so cold.
January 8th, 2018  
This is absolutely amazing, Taffy! You are such an intrepid photographer! You should get way more than a fav for this!!!
January 8th, 2018  
Beautiful capture! Fav
January 8th, 2018  
Totally awesome capture 👍
January 8th, 2018  
I like the glimpse of man-made stuff in the back
January 8th, 2018  
Love the composition, color, freeze action water with frozen...brr
January 8th, 2018  
So much ice!! Three sets... I don't even own that many!
January 8th, 2018  
That looks soooooo cold. What a great photo.
January 8th, 2018  
Yow! Great capture!
January 8th, 2018  
Wow! Awesome shot!
January 8th, 2018  
Amazing.
January 8th, 2018  
Great frozen capture so evocative of the cold
January 8th, 2018  
@casablanca If you find them, be sure to buy some liners to go with them. My fingers froze when I pulled the cover off my fingertips.
January 8th, 2018  
Good Lord, woman, how much snow and ice did you think there would be, if this wasn't as much as you expected? Fantastic shot. It's got everything -- frozen water, not-frozen water...I'm cold just looking at it!
January 8th, 2018  
Brrr, does look frigid! Great shot.
January 8th, 2018  
Beautiful shot!
January 9th, 2018  
It's always fascinating to see water frozen like this. I wish I'd been feeling better the last few days as I'm sure our waterfalls look awesome. But a terrible cold, Jeff's pneumonia and a flat tire have kept me homebound! Good shot.
January 10th, 2018  
A fav
January 11th, 2018  
Such drama and chilllllllll! Brrrrr.
January 15th, 2018  
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