Meeting the Sunrise

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After paddling under the Aerial Lift Bridge, through the shipping channel, three paddle boarders are rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior.

Waiting For the Sun

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A sunrise drone flight looking out through the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. After checking PhotoPills, I should be able to return here in August to capture the sunrise centered between the piers.

Morning on the North Pier

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Early mornings by Lake Superior often provide beautiful color for the early riser.

Dawn’s Early Light

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Shortly before the sun broke the horizon. Shot from the north pier with a view of both lighthouses. Captured using my Loawa 17mm f/4 on Fujifilm GFX 100s.

Smoke On The Water

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Cold air above somewhat warmer water generates “sea smoke,” making it seem as though the water is steaming. Throw in some ice and a beautiful sunrise and you have a fantastic morning to be by the lake.

Wake-up Call

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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.

Morning Blush

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It’s currently dangerously cold to be out with a camera so, I went back in time to a more pleasant morning when I captured this image along the shore of Lake Superior.

Adding Color

Like many places in the U.S., northern Minnesota is experiencing forest fires. Depending on the wind direction, Duluth may have nice, clear air or heavy smoke from the fires. On this morning the smoke was blowing down the lake toward Duluth providing us with unhealthy air quality. The upside to the smoke is beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Perspective

This image uses a bit of forced perspective. To get the image I was lying on the ice and doing my best to line up the rising sun with the pieces of ice. The slabs were thin enough to glow as the sun back lit them. Fire and ice.

This was also a five shot bracket using my Canon 5D Mk4, Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8, ISO 50, 75mm, f/10