A Lighthouse in the Fog

When I traveled to Minnesota’s North Shore in September, I was hoping to catch the Split Rock Lighthouse in some nice fall colors. But with the absence of good fall colors, I managed to catch the famous landmark in some dense fog and mist. In fact, it rained all day! Early in the pre-sunrise, this was the best I could get of the lighthouse:

Split Rock Lighthouse

A little while later, the fog and mist were still present, but at least the sun (which couldn’t be seen through the fog and thick clouds) did manage to warm things up a bit:

Split Rock Lighthouse

Thinking this could be a long process, getting the fog/mist out of there, I headed on up the North Shore to spend the day looking for fall colors farther north. On the way back, I decided to give it another try:

Split Rock Lighthouse

As you can see, the mist/clouds may have been a tad thinner, but the fog was holding on!

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens (shot from 100mm to 390mm)
  • Bogen 3221 Tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ball head
  • ISO 200 and 500
  • Aperture f/4.5 and f/8
  • Shutter speed 1/13 sec. and 1/320 sec.



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