There are those who would like to profit from mining adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Doing so puts one of the worlds premiere wilderness areas and an extensive watershed at risk for contamination from toxic runoff. For those who have visited the area, the resort owners and outfitters, it would be a terrible catastrophe. Not to mention the millions lost in tourism. If the corporation really believes their methods are safe, I suggest that it be required that every investor and politician who supports the mine must sign a document that entitles the government to take everything they own to pay for any damage to the environment if their “safe mining” fails. If they want it, they have to be responsible for it out of their own pockets, not the taxpayer’s.
How to end a glorious day in the BWCAW in northern Minnesota.
Wonderful shades and colors from the setting sun with Whitewater Lake in the foreground. Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.
Location: Whitewater Lake, Fisherman’s Point Campground, Hoyt Lakes, MN.
Canon 5D Mark IV, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 50, 28mm, f/9.0, 5min 3sec., Post in Adobe Lightroom.
Posing in a stiff breeze on the seawall.
Or just the usual viewed differently?
Nature does art on the river.
My contribution to Monochromia.
Several years ago the Ira Bong bridge was closed, one direction at a time, for improvements. Since this bridge happens to have a bike/pedestrian path that allows riders to cross between Duluth and Superior, I was able to go out a couple of times and have half the bridge to myself. This gave me a rare opportunity to capture images that otherwise would be impossible to get, at least legally. I made two trips during that time, one daytime and one nighttime. Of all of the images, this remains one of my favorites.
Canon EOS 7D, ISO 800, f/18, 8 sec,
Post: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2
More of my images can be found at my personal blog.