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Video - Lighthouse Beach Moonrise

Lighthouse Beach Moonrise

There are only 13 moonrises each year. Every year I go down several times to Lighthouse Beach in Evanston, just about a mile from my house, to photograph the moonrise over the old pier. With only 13 chances to get “the shot”, several of which you will not see because of weather or schedule, you need to have a vision of what you want each time you shoot it. And yet I walk away in the dark always amazed at what I walk away with which I didn’t expect when I set out. You must also be open to the world showing you new views each minute. The location has become part of the Great Lakes Project and my book The Sweetwater Seas. With 20% of the world’s fresh water and 95% of North Americas we have to protect the ecology of the lakes right now or future generations will have a hard time with drinking water and places to swim. And this is a place I have been swimming at since I was a child.