Monday, October 11, 2010

Split Rock Lighthouse

A couple of weekends ago Michelle and I headed up north to take a look at the fall color. The North Shore, of Lake Superior, offers amazing scenery all year long but it can be absolutely breathtaking in the fall.
One place that we stopped on our trip was the Split Rock Lighthouse. The Split Rock Lighthouse is an icon. It has been photographed by people from around the world and it has been featured in many magazine and web articles, including here were I have featured it in several posts earlier this year.
This year is the 100th birthday of the lighthouse so it is getting even more attention then normal. I was happy to have the opportunity to photograph the lighthouse from Ellingson Island. I think that it is the best view of the lighthouse except possibly from a boat. The island is closed for most of the spring and summer to allow the wildlife to reproduce with out interference.

18 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Incredible shot. What a beautiful light.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures and the last one is breathtaking! Great look at your world today! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Carolyn Ford said...

I LOVE lighthouses! And, this is a beauty! I really like the crashing wave in that last photo...wow, beautifully dramatic!

Mama Zen said...

These are just stunning!

Barb said...

What great fall photos - I love the last shot with the water splashing up the cliff!

Eve said...

This place is gorgeous!!

After seeing your post, I've decided that I must see it in person! - Thanks for sharing!

ρομπερτ said...

Amazing composition the last picture is, leaving the lighthouse shrink to a surreal size.

Please have a good Tuesday.


daily athens

A Scattering said...

I think you know the "viewers choice" by now - number 3!! Beautiful location and photos.

Lúcia said...

Beautiful series!
This place must be amazing...
Regards

Al said...

I love all these shots, they're all beautiful and different. I'd love to take my camera there!

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful lighthouse. Such gorgeous photos - especially that last one with the waves.

Evelyn said...

Fantastic photo last pic - love that wave.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bella immagine di questo faro...
Buona giornata.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Fantastic captures
the last one is breathtaking!!

Gr, Bram

Perry said...

all shots are pretty darn good but the last is great! The splashing water gives depth to the image. Thanks for sharing!

J Bar said...

Superb lighthouse shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Love the crashing waves photo