Breaking through

I see a lot of posts complaining about the weather recently — lack of sun, dim grayness, etc.  The only positive thing I can say about the color of the landscape is that at least when the clouds hang over, the temperature is a little milder (i.e., above 0 F).  Cloudy, dim light isn’t great for photographing landscapes, unless you can get a little contrast from light breaking through that cloud density.  This was the scene on the north shore of Lake Superior looking across to what must have been a glorious sunrise in Wisconsin.

Split Rock Lighthouse island

A small island off the coast of Split Rock lighthouse. Pretty dark for 10:30 in the morning.

Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse

It looks like sunrise, but is really mid-morning on the shore of Lake Superior at Split Rock lighthouse.

5 thoughts on “Breaking through

  1. Emily Dickinson:

    There’s a certain Slant of light,
    Winter Afternoons –
    That oppresses, like the Heft
    Of Cathedral Tunes –

    Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –
    We can find no scar,
    But internal difference –
    Where the Meanings, are –

    None may teach it – Any –
    ‘Tis the seal Despair –
    An imperial affliction
    Sent us of the Air –

    When it comes, the Landscape listens –
    Shadows – hold their breath –
    When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
    On the look of Death –

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