The end of March marks the resurgence of photography for me. The cold, short days give way as spring tries to take hold and daylight savings brings later sunrises. I try to take advantage of this for a chance at sunrise photographs from the MN North Shore, being I am 2.5-3 hours away depending on where I want to be.
Last month, I decided to start at Split Rock Lighthouse and work my way towards Duluth. Sunrise was supposed to be clear, but thankfully some remnant clouds were to the north east, and the sunrise kicked off some great colors.
Split Rock Lighthouse, about 15 minutes before the sun broke the horizon. An HDR image created from 5 separate exposures to allow me to capture detail in the short and sky at the same time. Exposures were f/11 @ ISO400 with a shutter speed ranging from 1/20th to .8 seconds.
Exposure for this image was .6 seconds, f/11 @ ISO400
As I was heading back from the falls at Gooseberry, there were 5 deer hanging out under a large pine tree. This 6th was heading away. Fairly tame and curious, he stuck around long enough for me to pull the camera and swap lenses. Exposure 1/1000, f/8 @ ISO1600,
Wisconsin Point Lighthouse is at the entry point for Superior Harbor on the Wisconsin side. Rather than risk the walk out over icy, uneven rocks, I decided to put the drone in the air and photograph it from over the lake.
Exposure was 1/1100, f/2.8 @ ISO100.