Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pierhead Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin -------

Here is another one of my favorite lighthouses on the Door Peninsula at Lake Michigan. North Pierhead Light is situated on the north pier of the southern entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Its red color makes quite often for a nice color contrast and the pier and dunes on the south side of the canal provide many interesting perspectives for making a click.

Nikon D750, Nikkor 16-35mm / f4, @ 16 mm, 1/400s, f/13, ISO100, Induro GIT 404XL tripod, KIRK BH-3 ball head

When I saw the big ship on the horizon moving into the frame I envisioned a shot that includes both, the lighthouse and the boat. As the ship was behind the lighthouse the building was still in the shade, but finally the clouds opened a small gap and direct sunlight hit the red lighthouse just right. You can see by the colors of the water how this all played out in our favor. 

Nikon D750, Sigma 150mm / f2.8 APO EX DG HSM, @1/1000 s, f4, ISO 100, Induro GIT 404XL tripod, KIRK BH-3 ball head