Paddling Out to Greet the Sunrise

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Three paddle boarders were taking advantage of the calm morning to make their way out to Lake Superior to watch the sunrise.

Waiting For the Sun

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A sunrise drone flight looking out through the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. After checking PhotoPills, I should be able to return here in August to capture the sunrise centered between the piers.

Crossing Muddy Water

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On a recent March day, the wind was calm, Lake Superior was like a mirror and it was a good day to fly the drone. I captured this shot of the Lester River where it enters the lake and was fortunate to have a canoe paddling nearby for scale.

Morning’s Colors

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Mornings along the shore of Lake Superior are always special. Especially when the lake is calm allowing for colorful reflections.

In The Gorge

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Morning light accenting the ice coated gorge along the shore of Lake Superior. Image captured with a drone. (No way I was going to climb down to get the shot!)

Divided by Water

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Far from any developed area I discovered a series of human made drainage channels. I have no idea why they were created or what purpose they serve, but it does make for an intriguing image with the waterway dividing the autumn colors.

Captured with my DJI Mavic Air 2

Skyline Parkway

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Coming ’round the mountain.

Skyline Parkway is a scenic drive through the hills above Duluth Minnesota. It is a 28 mile route that was begun in 1889 and a must drive for visitors to the area. The route has many scenic overlooks and passes by the Enger Tower park where you can climb to the top for an even more spectacular view of the city of Duluth and Lake Superior. In the summer, the gardens are in full bloom.

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.