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.

I’d Like to See Liftoff

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One of the many interesting sights that was part of the 2019 Festival of Sail in Duluth.

A Higher Flow

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Laying back on the ledge rock along the shore, I find myself mesmerized by the ever changing flow in the sky.  As the evening progressed, so did the shapes and patterns of the clouds.

The Touch

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Once again it’s seeing something as simple as a branch meeting the water, to be present in the moment to appreciate the touch of real and reflection.

Simplicity

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Nature casually creates lovely and simple patterns, it’s up to us to slow down and see what is being created.

More From the Storm

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An interpretation of a bracketed shot processed through Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro 2 in Photoshop.