Photo of the Day Contest
Beaming and Glowing by Shawn Thompson
Saturday, 5th April 2008

Beaming and Glowing

by Shawn Thompson

This image was shot about 30 minutes after sunset. I was walking the board walk and decided to walk down to the shore on the slippery ice covered rocks. I saw this interesting Ice formation and thought it made for a great foreground composition with the Lighthouse in the background.
Equipment: Pentax K10d - Pentax DA* 16-50mm
Shawn Thompson
Growing up in Northern Minnesota I have always had a love for the outdoors. I love all types of photography, but living so close to Lake Superior has really sparked my interest in landscape photography.

Beaming and Glowing by Shawn Thompson was photo of the day on Saturday, 5th April 2008. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.



5th April 2008 at 7:04 am

The pinks and blues reflecting on the ice make it look like a fantasy world. The pastel colors blend so peacefully from the sky to the water to the ice. I like how the light forms a bright star reflecting on the water. Beautiful!

5th April 2008 at 7:16 am

A Fabulous Shot. The colors are Fantastic!
Thank you Shawn.


5th April 2008 at 7:18 am

Nice colors in the foreground. The starburst of the floodlight is pleasing.

5th April 2008 at 11:21 am

Absolutely beautiful ! Nice pink and violet tones, shining water and reflections. I like the low point of view.

karen roy

5th April 2008 at 12:05 pm

Shawn, this shot is a gift! I am away from my ocean for the winter and so homesick. This picture renews my spirit. It could have been taken in my neck of the woods. I love it.


5th April 2008 at 3:26 pm

interesting,, maybe it would be a good idea to state where the photo was taken. i hate it when photographers don’t state where it was taken,… Makes the picture a complete waste

5th April 2008 at 4:16 pm

Beautiful shot. The colors, composition and DOF are right on.

5th April 2008 at 6:33 pm

Great shot i must say. The colors are fabulous just great angle and the reflection on the lake of the flood light is wonderful.


5th April 2008 at 11:50 pm

Stage lit especially for you

6th April 2008 at 3:54 am

Thanks for all of the great compliments. I really appreciate them.

It wasn’t my intention to not say where this was taken.

It was shot in Canal Park – Duluth, MN on Lake Superior.


6th April 2008 at 6:35 am

Colin–obviously this photo was taken somewhere cold, by the water… what else do you need to know, and how does knowing the exact location improve the shot?? Last I checked, this was a beautiful photograph, regardless of where it was taken.

Should the photographer also state what they were thinking when they took the photo? What time of day it was? The ambient temperature?

I just don’t understand how you could call this photograph a “complete waste” just because you don’t know where it is.

6th April 2008 at 11:43 am

Good composition, nice overall scene, interesting fg ànd bg.

6th April 2008 at 1:43 pm

wowie my mummy says!


6th April 2008 at 3:07 pm

The colors remind me of a fairy tale! I love how under the dripped icicles one can see a uniced rock. Great work!

6th April 2008 at 3:39 pm

Nice shot, i love the colors.

7th April 2008 at 2:06 am

Great colors and lighting!

Sue Gagnon

7th April 2008 at 10:58 pm

Stunning capture! I adore your shot! Admirable, to be certain, and very well deserving of POTD!! I love ice shots anyway, but this one is colorful and truly priceless.


8th April 2008 at 8:31 pm

Wow Shawn you have capture such a nice shot here! Congrats! :)

9th April 2008 at 7:29 pm

Thanks again everyone, the comments are greatly appreciated.

10th April 2008 at 1:29 am

Very unique capture! Great job!


10th April 2008 at 8:49 pm

nice shot
duluth is such a photogenic place
i love this city!
everywhere you go you can find a fantastic shot
and you found a brilliant one


25th July 2008 at 2:57 am

dawns early light


4th April 2009 at 10:21 am

Love lighthouses, love snow and ice, love water and love sunsets, so perfect for me.

24th September 2009 at 11:46 pm

So cool with the ice and snow. I love lighthouses. I have the Montauk Lighthouse on my blog.


5th April 2010 at 10:43 am

This is still one great shot.


5th April 2010 at 2:23 pm

still think this is incredible

6th April 2010 at 3:12 pm

You were absolutely right in your judgment and the picture is splendid!

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