Derek Nielsen Photography

Frozen Rays



Michigan, 2022


The icy shores of Western Michigan lay virtually impassable by ships during the long winter months, yet the beacons of South Haven lighthouse still shine. I cautiously wandered out onto the frozen pier during the height of the January/February deep freeze. One rouge wave and I’d be washed into the freezing waters with hypothermia taking over in minutes, if not seconds.
I counted the wave rhythms learning when I could sprint to slam down my tripod, compose the scene, rip off two, maybe three shots, then grab my gear and run back to the iron pillar just out of frame as the next big wave slammed the wall covering me in a frozen spray. Limited edition fine art print of 6. Photo © copyright Derek Nielsen Photography

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 3 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60