Val and I made an impromptu trip to Duluth last week, just to get away. The weather was great, though the first night and second morning did produce a sporadic fog bank ebbing and flowing over the shore.
There were 2 ships leaving not too late after sunset, so I headed down to the Aerial Lift Bridge to see if I could get some photographs of them leaving at night. The fog was just a fine mist until the bridge began to lift, at that time it really thickened up. But that gave some mystery to the scene and I was able to capture the image above. Exposure was 1/30, f/3.5 at ISO6400.
The next day, the fog continued to come and go as we worked our way up the shore. In Two Harbors a ship was set to enter port, so we walked the breakwater to the lighthouse in the end. The fog, again, added mystery as the ship was not viewable until it was almost even with the lighthouse.
Exposure – 1/2000, f/6.3 @ ISO200
In all of the times we have gone to Split Rock State Park, we have never hiked up Day Hill. It is a fairly short hike from the campground parking lot, measuring out about 1.3 miles round trip, though it is primarily up hill. But the view from the top is a nice look of the lighthouse. The fog rolled in and out, at times completely blocking our view of it, but when it did break a little, it really gave an interesting view.
Exposure – 1/1600, f/5 @ ISO200