Sometimes you have to make a run for the lake when you think there might be a good sunrise. Today was pretty good.
A somewhat Gothic look at the lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Soft morning light surrounds the North Pier Light in Duluth Minnesota.
While keeping you distracted for the last two weeks I’ve had time to create some new work. On November 10th, Split Rock Lighthouse was lit to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior, plus remembering all the lives lost on the lake over the years. As part of the ceremony the light is lit for a few hours in the evening.
This morning I arose early so I could be in Canal Park in Duluth for the sunrise and accomplish two goals. One was to get a shot of the sun rising between the two lights at the end of each pier at the entrance to the Duluth harbor, the second was a shot of the Aerial Lift Bridge lit by the morning sun. Below are two of the results.
An exercise in framing with a blurred foreground.
High winds from the northeast are building big waves on Lake Superior today and everyone is out enjoying the view.
Sony RX100V, Adobe Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2, Filter 032 Film Noir 3, Illford FP4 Plus 125, and a few selective adjustments.
The temp was -12F when I ran from my warm car to capture a few shots before dashing back the the warmth of my heated seat. The water of Lake Superior is warmer than the air which produces the mist, also known as sea smoke.
Canon 5D S, ISO 50, 200mm, f / 11, 1/100 sec.
Alignment, placement, compositional choices.