Opting Out Early

Ever since REI started the black Friday “Opt Outside” a number of years ago, I have participated each time. However, I made a scheduling error this year and had to opt out on Thanksgiving. Either way, I’m glad I could get outside, enjoy nature and capture a few photos along the way.

I have wanted to visit this iconic Lake Superior, north shore, location for some time and made it my first stop of the day. I was hoping for some clearing for the sunrise, but no luck. But, there was some good wave action and I chose to go with long exposure for the shot. I will return again to get the sunrise shot and also make a stop at the Devil Track river which is also on my bucket list for the north shore.

Hollow Rock near Grand Portage, MN.

Into the Chasm

I wanted to capture the view from the chasm in the rocks but, to do so would require me to go in the frigid waters of Lake Superior. My solution: use my drone to get down and shoot from about three feet above the water. The water makes for a nice leading line to the colorful sky.

Morning by the Lake


Sometimes you have to make a run for the lake when you think there might be a good sunrise. Today was pretty good.

Welcome to Duluth!

A view of the entrance to the Duluth harbor. Ships from all over the Great Lakes and the world visit the port every year.

A Return to Blogging

I’ve been missing from the blogasphere for awhile. I could blame it on many things but, I’ll just say, “That’s 2020!” I’m hoping to start making a return to my art, creating new images and sharing on my various media sites. I am hopeful that the remainder of this year and the new year provide more opportunities to get out and explore the world with my cameras. One fun thing that has changed in my tool bag for 2020 is I now have a drone. I invested in a DJI Mavic Air 2 this past summer and have been working at putting it to good use to capture images that I could not get being land based. Those images will be showing up in this blog starting now.

Sunrise over lake Superior,Canal Park, Duluth, MN