On the North Shore of Lake Superior, about 30 miles north of Duluth, MN.
On this evening, snow filled the air at the time the lighthouse beacon was lit. The light reflecting off snow added to the streak of light emanating from the lighthouse. I was also pleased that the early snow had covered the foreground rocks at the shore, adding some wintry brightness to this moody scene. Taken at ISO 100, 48mm, f/11, three 10 second additive exposures composited in-camera.
The Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior is a historic site. Once each year, on the anniversary of the sinking of the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, the beacon is lit at sunset. This is to commemorate the 29 crew who were lost in 1975 when the gales of November came early.