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Undiscovered
Playing with the reflection
Mirror-world
Early Rising
People Pass Me By
Clash Of The Titans
Game of balance at Varanasighat.
Two sides of the same path.
Naan-e-Tanuri
Oil well at twilight, Middle of nowhere, Oklahoma
Full Moon and Sea Smoke over Lake Superior
Morning Raindrops on a dandelion
Sunrise from Flower Gap
Autumn at Spruce Flats Falls
Lone Survivor
Moonset over Badwater Basin
Manhattan Dream
Illumination
Yusef
Saharan Sunrise
Sahara Untouched
Flower Boat Reflection
13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Full Moon and Sea Smoke over Lake Superior

As the full moon rose over Lake Superior on a subzero evening, it illuminated the sea smoke and clouds, painting a dramatic, surreal scene. Subzero air temperatures and the comparatively warmer open water of Lake Superior can combine to create sea smoke due to evaporative cooling. The air temperature was well below zero degrees Fahrenheit during this shoot. It was mesmerizing to watch the sea smoke gracefully glide and swirl across the surface of the lake, and be whisked over the pier wall by the gentle, bitter breeze.

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

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Hermantown, Minnesota, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Dawn LaPointe.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2015
Total Views: 342
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 23, 2015, 9:18 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 93mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America