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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
13th Annual Smithsonian.com 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
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© Dawn LaPointe.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2015
Total Views: 318
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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