Out at the end of a long and very icy pier, surrounded by very cold water and sea smoke is the light that guides ships from Lake Superior to the ore docks in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
I’ve found that when taking a day to bum around with my camera, that it’s important to occasionally stop, take a break and absorb the incredible beauty I live so close to. On a day such as this, I was gifted with many photo ops, but also with awe inspiring scenes to take home as memories. I truly am lucky to live where I do and cherish every moment I get to spend visiting locations, not only along the shore of Lake Superior, but also the forests and rivers in the area.
I couldn’t resist how nicely the tree in the center was framed by the branches above and the ice covered shrubs below. Add a moody sky and light shining on the water and, in my eye, a wonderful composition.
Nothing is safe when the waves come crashing off Lake Superior. If it’s in the “spray zone” it’s going to be coated in ice.
A frozen landscape that seems inhospitable to any life. But lack of life does not mean lack of beauty.
The temperature drops below zero, the waves wash over the shoreline and creates unusual formations.
These days I don’t get many opportunities to spend a large portion of my day seeking out new images but, this today was one of those rare days. And what better way to get started than a gorgeous sunrise over Lake Superior.
Although I have photographed this shack many times, I did so once again to take advantage of the stormy lake and light on the horizon. The shack in on Stoney Point Drive which is off Scenic Hwy 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. The shack, once used by local commercial fishermen, is on private land, but the owners graciously allow free access for photographers and others who wish to view this piece of Lake Superior history.
Can you feel the water freezing, the wind howling and the snow blowing everywhere? This is northern Minnesota in the winter. Location: Gooseberry Falls State Park.
Big waves and freezing temps coat everything in their path with a glaze of ice.