lake erie #10 – new image and a giveaway

Lake Erie #10, landscape photography by Jennifer Squires Ross

Lake Erie #10, landscape photography by Jennifer Squires Ross

Lake Erie #10, Landscape Photograph

I spotted this pile o’ rocks way back last summer when I was scouting out locations for upcoming seascape photographs. Oh how I miss summer! Darren and I first discovered Port Glasgow (where this photograph was made) when we took a mini road trip / scouting excursion along the north shore of Lake Erie from Port Stanley to Point Pelee. Such a lovely way to spend some hot lazy days in August. We jumped in the water at every public beach (and a few private ones) along the way. It was magical! I hope to do something equally as memorable this summer.

I’ve wanted to photograph these rocks ever since. You can imagine my surprise when the stars aligned (by stars I mean mother nature) and I was able to capture this image the same evening as Lake Erie #9! Two photographs in one evening! Imagine that! The beautiful light that glows throughout this scene is caused by the sun that has just set mere minutes ago and it doesn’t last long, sometimes twenty minutes, usually a lot less. Combine that short window of opportunity with the long exposures that I use and there isn’t much chance of creating two of these images in one night.

Lake Erie #9 and Lake Erie #10, Landscape Photographs

Lake Erie #9 and Lake Erie #10

The lovely, muted purply-grays from Lake Erie #9 carried over into this photograph which is why I think they work so well together, don’t you think?

To kick off the launch of Lake Erie #10 we’re going to give one away! This time we’re going to include our Facebook fans in the giveaway too.

Lake Erie #10 Landscape Photograph Giveaway

Prize: Two 8×10 photographic prints of my newest image Lake Erie #10

Contest Closes: March 10th, 2011

Eligibility Requirements: All you need to do to enter is leave a comment with words describing Lake Erie #10 and/or where you would hang it, on our Facebook posting of this image here:

{only one entry per person please}

Winner Selection: We’ll be drawing three winners via on March 11th, 2011, and announcing them here on our blog the week of March 14th, 2011.

6 thoughts on “lake erie #10 – new image and a giveaway

  1. Preeti says:

    I do love both of these!
    Lake Erie #10 really brings to mind peace and calm. I love the softness of the water combined with the stillness of the rocks.

    How long are your exposures normally? I noticed that a lot of times you get out REALLY early in the morning for your shoots. Are they in the dark or just as the first lights starts to hit? I really love seeing the outcome of your techniques. Each image is different but has that same feel that you know it’s one of your works.

    • jennifer says:

      Thanks Preeti! My exposures can range anywhere from 30 seconds to eight minutes, depending on the conditions, and are usually made when the sun is just below the horizon, but it does vary.

  2. Janice says:

    Jen, your work is truly amazing. I have never been to Lake Erie but your photo displays such calmness that I will think of it when the twins are ripping around the house in a frenzy. It will be the place in my head where I escape to! So proud of you and your work.

  3. Molly says:

    Mysterious, the calm before the storm comes to mind when I look at this beautiful image:)
    You really have taken a subject people photograph a lot and made it your own. I think this would go in my bedroom:)

  4. Deedee says:

    i’ve never seen Lake Erie before, but from the images, i can tell it looks breathtaking. It has this eeriness to it combined with a hint of mystery, serene and calmness. It looks like a place you could sit by the rocks and fall asleep for hours.. this would look wonderful in the bedroom.

  5. Suehelen G. Picott says:

    I love these Lake Erie pictures. They remind me of growing up in the Toledo, Ohio area. Of driving up with my Dad to visit Grandpa in Canada. I always loved leaving early and seeing the peaceful water.

    I would put it in my bedroom so that I could see it in the morning. Well after I put my glasses on so I could actually see.

    You are really a gifted artist. You really caught the beauty and peacefulness of the water.

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