Blue Hour Over Carlyle Lake

The Story:      Carlyle Lake was formed as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Carly Dam across the Kaskaskia River, thereby creating the largest lake in Illinois. For the days leading up to this scene, cold north winds pushed waves onto this shoreline encasing the boulders in ice. In this image, one icicle seemed to savor the setting sun’s rays by refracting the warm hues.


Sublocation:  Carlyle Lake

City, State:     Carlyle, Illinois

Year:               2017



A deep twilight image as blue hour settles over Carlyle Lake where icy waves washed over shoreline rocks

This is a sister image of a previously release image where I lingered on a frozen shoreline well past sunset. As the sunset yielded to night, the scene required longer exposures to reveal the day’s fading colors. The cooler hues captured in this blue hour image seemed to intensify the cold weather which embraced the area.

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Framed Giclee Canvas, Metal, Photo Paper


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