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Unleashed
Milky Way behind Hollow Rock along Lake Superior's North Shore, Minnesota
Lake Superior Zen
The Light Show of Au Train Beach
Full Moon and Sea Smoke over Lake Superior
Adrift
Lake Superior Sea Smoke
Five Mile Point at sunset.
Ushering in a new day
North Shore Sunrise
Cold
North Shore Lake Superior Sunrise
Lake Superior's frozen wonders
Palisade Caves Paddle
A 30sec. exposure of crashing waves
Winter sunrise on Lake Superior
My sister capturing sunrise on Lake Superior
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Adrift

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.

TAGS: Lake Superior, Lighthouse, Minnesota, Snow, United States, Winter

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Hermantown, Minnesota, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Dawn LaPointe.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2014
Total Views: 66
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 3:06 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 57mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO200
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