12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

Wind-sculpted snow accentuates the shoreline near the Canal Park Lighthouse on Lake Superior. Toward the end of a sunrise photo shoot, in which the colors were fairly flat, I packed up my gear and headed toward my vehicle. I turned around a final time to look at the scene, and recognized a new, unique perspective. After warming my painfully cold fingers for a few minutes, I set up my equipment for the final and most memorable shoot of the morning. This image was captured on February 26, 2014, during a winter of extreme cold and snow depths in northern Minnesota. In my eyes, this scene perfectly illustrated and captured the sense of overwhelm many of us felt during such a long, taxing winter. Although it is fairly minimalist, I believe it evokes emotion and tells a story.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Dawn LaPointe