Sunday, September 2, 2012

Full Moon and High Tide

Seldom does a warm breeze blow off Lake Superior, however, last evening was an exception. With a 70 degree off lake wind, a full moon, slapping of the waves, and an anchored freighter I could have been on a South Sea Island somewhere. Better yet, it was good old Lake Superior that set the stage for another beautiful and unforgettable evening on the big lake.

The freighter, Federal Power, provided a backdrop for the rising moon as the boat, moon, water and wind interacted to make for a photographers dream.


  1. Wow! Beautiful pictures of the moon over ship and lake. Can you tell us the tech details... Type of camera and lenses, length of exposure?

    Lee Downie
    Henrico, NC

  2. Hello Lee,

    For the series of images I was using a Canon 5D Mark II, 100-400L IS Lens (variable focal length, depending on scene). ISO 800, F 5.6. The exposures ranged from 1/60 to 1/6 second.

    1. Thanks, Dennis-- beautiful work.

      --Lee Downie

  3. I hate using the word beautiful because it can sometimes lose some of it's strength if used too often, but these photos should be next to the word in the dictionary. Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful.