Grand Marais’ lighthouse stands strong under the Milky Way while watching for ships on Lake Superior.
The night I made this was the first completely clear night that we’ve had in ages and it aligned with a late moonrise, so I was able to get the Milky Way high in the sky at about 1am. This time of year, the Milky Way also aligns perfectly with the Grand Marais lighthouse, so I spent about 40 minutes at the lighthouse shooting pictures and waiting for exactly the right conditions for this shot. I wanted the Milky Way to intersect with the light, so I watched it creep higher and higher in the sky until it was where I wanted it. I couldn’t step back any further otherwise I would have taken a swim off of the breakwater!