About Eric PearsonEric Pearson is the producer of The Gape Collection and the curator of the Great Lakes, Grand Lands album. He lives within dog-walking distance of the Boardman River near Traverse City, Michigan, in the heart of the Great Lakes region, with his bitch Cleo.
Photos like this are extraordinarily difficult to shoot, and therefore quite rare.
The combination of 1) low light, 2) the International Space Station moving
5 miles/second, 3) a powerful zoom lens, and 4) a handheld, weightless
camera make it very difficult to shoot a photo that isn’t smeared at all.
Pleasure boats have plenty of room to navigate on a calm weekday shortly before Memorial Day. It
will be a very different picture in two weeks, after the traditional start of the summer tourist season.