Minnesota's North Coast in Winter

A very brief weekend trip to the North Shore yielded some excellent photo opportunities. The temperatures were forecasted to be barely above zero. We hiked to Shovel Point in Tettegouche State Park for sunset. With little to no wind, five degrees above zero seemed downright balmy. The air was crisp, Lake Superior was calm and there wasn't a cloud to be seen. The next morning, however, was quite different. Heavily overcast, a wicked wind was whipping off the lake and temps hovered around ten degrees below zero. It was brutally cold, but sometimes extreme conditions make for some of the best photographs.