While in Texas, we visited Padre Island National Seashore to spend some time on the beach. Every now and then, a flock of pelicans would fly by in formation. It would start as a traditional “V” shape, then they would string out and play follow the leader in a curving pattern as they flew down the beach.
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There’s nothing like a little sun, a lot of water and some time to wander the shoreline. Even in the cold of northern Minnesota there is reason to explore the nooks and crannies of the rocky shore of Lake Superior. Being an ice hunter, I go searching for the creations of nature while they persist, but knowing that what exists today will be gone tomorrow. However, in it’s place will be new creations formed by wind, water and cold.
Hope they have a shovel and ice pick.
A walk on the beach at low tide…an opportunity for reflection.
On Thursday, I took time for a short visit to Duluth’s Park Point to see if the winds had blown the remaining ice into shore. It had, but the warm temperature was making quick work of eliminating the ice along the beach. As I walked the beach, I was able to spot a few gems amongst the larger churning chunks. It took paying attention to the timing of the waves to get the shots without getting soaked, and I had to also pay attention the loosely piled bits of ice which was like drifts of large hail stones. I never knew how deep I might sink or if I would slide toward the beach and land in the water. But, if you don’t go, you don’t see. If you don’t see, you don’t get the photo.
Happy New Year to all, hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays in whatever form you preferred to celebrate. For me it was a very enjoyable break with family and friends, not much photography, but plenty of merriment. However, my urge to wander with a camera overcame the comfort of home and off I went for a walk along the beach known as Park Point here in Duluth. There had been strong winds coupled with freezing temps and the spray from the waves had coated everything near the water. I present two images in color and two in black and white. The specks imbedded in the icy coating are grains of sand that mixed in with the blowing spray.
Canon 5D Mk11, Tamron 28-200mm.