Split Rock Lighthouse [Minnesota Pictures]

© Ken Smith

Split Rock Lighthouse

Uploaded: October 19, 2009 03:47:12


Along Minnesota's North Shore drive that goes from Duluth to the Canadian border along Lake Superior. HDR image from the same parent RAW file.

My pre-conceived notion of Minnesota has been shattered, after my wife and I took the 100 mile scenic drive. Tons of waterfalls, hilly terrain, rugged coast, harbors, and lighthouses.

Exif: F Number: 22, ExposureTime: 1/2 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Ken Smith level-classic October 19, 2009

One more.. #1193928

Colette M. Metcalf October 19, 2009

Both are beautiful, Ken!!! #8049190

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic October 19, 2009

Totally lovely, both of them. I've never been north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, but after seeing these, I'm sorry I haven't. #8049204

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 19, 2009

Awesome composition and colors, Ken.

UB. #8049215

Mary L. Graham October 19, 2009

Beautiful composition and colors Ken! =) #8049259

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 19, 2009

Gorgeous composition and image, Ken. #8049268

Tess L. Yee October 19, 2009

Beautiful color, comp, and light, Ken! #8049280

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 19, 2009

Beautiful Ken, love the storm clouds against the yellow trees and rock. RAW files have parents??? #8049288

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 19, 2009

Outstanding view and HDR work Ken!! Jeff #8049294

Jack Gaskin October 19, 2009

Wonderful shot w/outstanding POV

Happy Shooting
Jack #8049366

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 19, 2009

Both of these shots are just beautiful Ken! #8049409

Joy Rector October 19, 2009

wow, fantastic shot #8049535

Linda Blair October 19, 2009

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! #8049627

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 19, 2009

A real beauty Ken...love the composition! Hope you have a super week! #8049806

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 19, 2009

Very beautiful....I bet MaryAnn enjoyed the trip! #8049949

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 19, 2009

Really lovely, Ken!
~♥~ #8050009

Gina Cormier October 19, 2009

Gorgeous image, color, comp and POV!!! #8050016

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 19, 2009

Wow....amazing and beautiful!! #8050332

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 19, 2009

Ohhh Ken! That is absolutely awesome, one of the prettiest I have seen! You have perfect composition and oh those colors! WOW!

jo ann c.

p.s. I have a friend in Minnesota that keeps inviting me up, this make me want to go now for sure! Every thing here in north Alabama is still GREEN! Can't wait to shoot some autumn scenes..both of these are beautiful Ken #8050772

Deb Koskovich October 19, 2009

Wow, is that gorgeous or what! Minnesota, eh? #8051149

Shawn Jennings October 19, 2009

Beautiful images, Ken! Looks like another place to add to my "places to visit" list. :) #8051238

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 19, 2009

fantastic pov and dramatic sky... a beauty, Ken!!! #8051763

Kathy Cline October 20, 2009

A KILLER BEAUTY KEN!! Im off to SanFrancisco Thurs and hope to try HDR.
I hope this wins an award!
Blessings #8053027

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 20, 2009

AWESOME, Ken!!! :-) k #8053749

John Connolly October 20, 2009

Two remarkable images Ken, your HDR work is amazing! #8054119

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 20, 2009

Magnificent! #8054485

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 23, 2009

Good Morning, Ken! CONGRATULATIONS! #8154783

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 23, 2009

Congratulations......you and Mary Ann looks like you had a great trip!!!! #8154911

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic November 23, 2009

Congratulations, Ken, on this magnificent finalist!! Beautiful seascape, colors, and composition! #8154944

Chris Schlosser November 23, 2009

Congratulations on your Finalist, Ken! This is a STUNNING Split Rock image!! #8155034

Les Rhoades level-classic November 23, 2009

Congrats on your Finalist selection!

Les #8155242

Susan Fox November 23, 2009

Congratulations Ken #8155346

Gina Cormier November 23, 2009


Shawn Jennings November 23, 2009

Congrats again, Ken! WTG!!! #8156324

Kara L. Hendricks November 23, 2009

congrats Pictures, Images and Photos #8156666

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 23, 2009

gorgeous finalist Ken, congratulations!!! #8157129

Lynne Morris November 23, 2009

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Ken. #8157528

Renee Doyle November 23, 2009

This little trip sure paid off!!! Big congrats Ken on this beautiful capture and deserving finalist!!! #8157637

Sharon Day November 23, 2009

Photobucket #8157993

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 23, 2009

Beautiful Ken! Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! #8158780

Cathy Barrows November 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist #8158820

Eivor Kuchta November 23, 2009

Beautiful work, Ken! Congratulations on your Finalist! #8159250

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic November 23, 2009

Great job on this shot. Congratulations on your finalist. #8159464

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 23, 2009

We drove as far as Duluth once --eons ago -- and found that beautiful and interesting. Guess we'll have to go back and venture farther. This is a stunning photo, Ken. Congratulations on the finalist -- I'm sure it will go on. #8159590

Fran J. Jagger November 23, 2009

Beautiful capture! Congrats on your Finalist, Ken! This is one of my favorite scenic drives, which happens to be along Lake Superior!! I would love to return, but go in the Fall like you did! #8159669

Tammy L. Newcomb November 23, 2009

I love this photo and as always it looks beautiful....

Excellent Job Ken....

Hey, I finally upgraded my camera....Yeah.. now I have to spend a bunch of time learning it....LOL. #8159758

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Ken! WTG! #8160019

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 23, 2009

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8160557

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 23, 2009

WTG Ken! CONGRATZ on another stunning Finalist.

UB. #8161042

Anne McKinnell November 23, 2009

Stunning HDR shot Ken! Congratulations on your finalist. #8161066

Karen Celella November 24, 2009

Congratualtions on your wonderful finalist Ken. #8162034

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 24, 2009

Wonderful work, Ken!
Congratz on another fabulous finalist!
~♥~Lisa #8162054

Boyd L. Alexander November 24, 2009

Big congratulations Ken...good luck on the next round! #8162540

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 24, 2009

Congratulations Ken on your fabulous Finalist!

jo ann c. #8162711

Kaye Burazin November 24, 2009

A heartfelt congrats , best of luck. #8163087

Debra R. Harder November 24, 2009

This is a GOLD winner in my book, Ken! Just BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist!!! Deb #8163098

November 24, 2009

I like the lighting, exposure and slower shutter speed. A very strong composition. #8163224

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 24, 2009

Congrats Ken on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #8163358

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 24, 2009

Superb Ken, a wonderful finalist, congratulations! #8163435

Alex T. Mizuno November 24, 2009

This is magnificent Ken! Great work as usual. This changes my impression of Minnesota too. Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #8164029

Anita Hogue November 24, 2009

WOW, Ken, this is sooooooo gorgeous!


Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 24, 2009

Classic shot, classic win! #8164382

Tamara K. Walker level-classic November 24, 2009


Sharon Sawyer November 29, 2009

Ken, HUGE congratulations on your oustanding and well deserved finalist!!! #8177864

Dianna Murphy December 01, 2009

Both images are gorgeous. congratulations!!! #8183183

Susan Jane Allen level-classic December 17, 2009

Love this! Perfect composition! #8226384

Jane Hirst May 27, 2010

Great composition........wonderful fall color. I am taking my first trip along Minnesota's Northern Shore next week.....I am hope I get some nice spring water and maybe some wild flowers too. You have a great gallery with a ton of great images!!! #8648134

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