12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Wind-sculpted snow accentuates the shoreline near the Canal Park Lighthouse on Lake Superior.
Toward the end of a sunrise photo shoot, in which the colors were fairly flat, I packed up my gear and headed toward my vehicle. I turned around a final time to look at the scene, and recognized a new, unique perspective. After warming my painfully cold fingers for a few minutes, I set up my equipment for the final and most memorable shoot of the morning. This image was captured on February 26, 2014, during a winter of extreme cold and snow depths in northern Minnesota. In my eyes, this scene perfectly illustrated and captured the sense of overwhelm many of us felt during such a long, taxing winter. Although it is fairly minimalist, I believe it evokes emotion and tells a story.
© Dawn LaPointe.
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||Nov. 28, 2014, 3:06 p.m.
||Canon EOS REBEL T2i