The 2016 Minnesota State Fair, Pt. 1

An Experience In Four Parts.

Part One: Wandering Around

 

My Duluth Morning

My blog posts lately have had a definite local theme, local being Duluth Minnesota, with several posts revolving around the recent Tall Ships Festival.  Although the festival is done, I’m still home in Duluth and seeking out visions that appeal to me.  Today I chose to awaken early and head for Lake Superior in time for sunrise, which was about 6:20ish this morning.  One nice thing about getting up early, there aren’t many other people out then and I had my chosen spot all to myself.  The heaviest traffic I witnessed was the fishing charters leaving the harbor with their customers on board on their way to find lake trout.  With my coffee cup nearby, I setup my tripod at the end of the south pier to await the sunrise.  I was not only rewarded with a beautiful light show as the sun peeked between the layers of clouds, the Paul R. Tregurtha exited the harbor and sailed into the sunrise.  All in all, a very pleasant place to enjoy a cup of coffee.

All Quiet On The Waterfront

The ships are gone, the crowds are gone and the harbor is back to a less chaotic state of being.  The Tall Ships Festival was amazing, the number of people that attended was staggering and the ships beautiful.  But it’s nice to have things a bit quieter, more peaceful and less crowded.

Duluth Tall Ships Festival

Today marked the beginning of the Duluth Tall Ships Festival and thousands of people showed up to watch as the ships entered the shipping channel on their way to dock in the harbor.  As much as I don’t enjoy large crowds, I couldn’t resist being where I could capture all the action as the ships passed.

Playing With Magic

Magic often surprises us with the unexpected.  In this case, a simple press of a key while working with an image, magically turned an interesting photo in to a something entirely different.  When I saw the result, I was blown away and had to stop what I was doing, sit back and ponder the possibilities of this discovery.  It’s a combination of capturing nature and blending it with technology.  I’m sure you’ll see the results of this work in the future as I perfect the process.

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