I recently had the opportunity to photograph the Ice Shanty project on display at the Shelburne Museum. Having already photographed the ice shanties in the day time, the goal this time was to capture the essence of the TruexCullins shanty as it would look during dusk in its natural habitat.
Since Mother Nature has been all but cooperative this winter, the ice shanties were forced to remain on the grassy lawn at the Shelburne Museum. Luckily, I had photographed the frozen lake earlier in the winter, and simply needed to do some creative photoshopping to be able to illustrate how the shanty would appear during a dusk ice fishing session out on the lake.
With assistance from Josh Chafe of TruexCullins, one of the four designers of the structure, we were able to capture some great images. Seeing the shanty lit up during the evening was even more impressive than during the day. The warm glow being emitted from the ice shanty, keeping its would-be inhabitants warm, while the calm, cold light disappeared from the horizon of the Champlain Valley left you with a feeling of serenity.