Feather in Ice at Sunset
I found a feather from a snack that a fox had on the Lake Superior shoreline near mile marker 121 (Lake Walk of the Superior Hiking Trail). I broke some thin ice to get fresh water out of the lake and used it to attach the feather to a chunk of ice that Superior had pushed up onto the shoreline. Then I propped the ice up with the sun behind it. I had to get down on my belly to shoot the picture to split the background into two. I used slow sync on my camera’s flash system and popped a diffused flash off camera right.
A haiku I composed during the same photo shoot:
under skim ice
the quiet pulse
of Lake Superior