The tall ships have returned after being absent due to the damnpenic. Previous years, the ships came to Duluth Minnesota ,however, this year they are in Two Harbors which is about 25 miles up the shore of Lake Superior. To avoid the crowds, I arrived around 5:30AM and flew my drone out over the harbor.
As the ice clears from Lake Superior, the ships can begin moving back to the ore docks to load iron ore pellets, also known as taconite. (Unless it’s Tuesday, then it’s taco night!)
The other day I set out looking for something to photograph on a cloudy day. My travels took me to Two Harbors in Minnesota, where I found a couple of geese that appeared to be walking on water. As it turns out, there was a thin layer of water on top of the ice which also created a nice mirror effect.
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.
Two “lakers”, the American Century and the Presque Isle, loading taconite in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
A somewhat Gothic look at the lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
The Edward H. ready for work at the ore docks in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Canon 5DS, ISO 50, 75mm, f/4.5, 1/40 sec.