Photo Of The Day: Lighthouse, Grand Marais, MN

Photo Of The Day: Today is a day, and I am posting a photo. Theme: Whatever strikes my fancy.

There’s something about the environment around Grand Marais that makes me want to work in black & white. Maybe because there’s a lot of muted colors and mists rising off Lake Superior that I already think of it in a toned-down palette. The few times I’ve been there I’ve seen lots of cloud cover, so I don’t think of it as totally sunshiny. Or maybe the combination of everything about it lends to the gravitas that black & white brings. This isn’t my first B&W photo from there…though it’s apparently the first one I’ve put up here, which is kind of a mistake. It’s also apparently the first photo of the lighthouse I’ve posted here. Also a huge mistake.

So here is the lighthouse at Grand Marais, in black & white, as it guards the shores of Lake Superior against…well, really, against Lake Superior. Since 1886!

Stand fast, li’l lighthouse!

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