Sunday, February 11, 2007

Moonrise, Eagle Tower, Door County, Wisconsin

The rising moon peers through the staircase of Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park in Door county, Wisconsin. Originally a forest fire observation platform, the tower is now a featured tourist attraction in the park. The 75-foot tower sits atop a 180-foot bluff overlooking Eagle Harbor near the town of Ephraim. The tower affords panoramic views of Green Bay and the park.

I wanted to take advantage of the moonlight to photograph the Eagle Bluff lighthouse, also located in the park, but was disappointed to find the road to the lighthouse closed. Instead, I set up near the observation tower, fighting to stay warm in temperatures that dipped below zero and with winds approaching 20 mph blowing inland from the bay.

I’m sure the view from the top of the tower would have been stunning, but the temperature was stunning enough to keep me on the ground.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Stelios said...

Great capture!!!

ICECOLDCOKE said...

great shot...love the sky

alicia said...

that's a moon-flare? so-called, anyway. haha. i would have thought it was the sun if you hadn't mentioned it was the moon...

www.DoorCountyVacationLodging.com said...

Great shot! I've visited the tower for over 35 years and haven't quite captured it this way...
Steve