Running From the Smoke

One last image before I seek cleaner air. The smoke was getting to be too much for me to handle, checked the air quality index and it was an unhealthy 158. Believe it or not, this is not the worst we’ve had lately, we were over 200 this past week. In many places out west if’s even worse.

Forest Fires and Burning Skies

Another from a smoky morning on Stoney Point along the shore of Lake Superior. It was difficult to work with the low air quality and I began to get a headache and scratchy throat making this one of the last images I captured before heading home.

Adding Color

Like many places in the U.S., northern Minnesota is experiencing forest fires. Depending on the wind direction, Duluth may have nice, clear air or heavy smoke from the fires. On this morning the smoke was blowing down the lake toward Duluth providing us with unhealthy air quality. The upside to the smoke is beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

On the Rocks

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After a long absence from my blog, I am finally getting back out to create some new images. I will make no excuses for my absence, it’s just how life has been of late. After all, I sure life has been a bit strange for all of us.

I find this image to be a bit of a jumble, not quite sure where to enter the image, The large rocks at the bottom are one option, the bright white is another, you may find your own way in.

Northern Lights

I’ve been trying to cross this off my photography bucket list for some  time now.  Although conditions weren’t the best from this location, it was a good practice opportunity for me.

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Aug. 31, 2019, Thompson Reservoir, between Carlton and Jay Cooke State Park.

Canon 5D S, ISO 1250, 28mm, f/2.8, 15 sec.

Eye On The Bridge

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2019 is the second year they have included a giant inflated duck as part of the Festival of Sail.  Not sure why we need a giant duck, it’s here anyway.

Lost?

I think we need to check the map…

One of the more unusual sights at the 2019 Festival of Sail.

The Ones With Sails…

The 2019 Festival of Sail was somewhat disappointing due to the lack of the grander tall ships.  This year there were only two true tall ships, the U.S. Brig Niagara and the S/V Denis Sullivan.  They were joined by the smaller vessels, Abbey Road, Appledore V and Gerhard Folgero.

Non-Sailing Vessels

Although it’s named the Festival of Sail, there are also a few vessels that do not sport sails.

Edward H. (formerly the Fort Point) – traveled to Duluth from Belfast, Maine, via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

USCGC Sundew (WLB-404) is a 180-foot sea going buoy tender. A Iris, or C-class tender, it was built by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth, Minnesota, now retired and privately owned.