Back Lighting


When nature provides, I’m not going to say no.


Smoky Morning


Sea smoke rising off Lake Superior on a cold (-4F) February morning.

Crushed Ice

I’ve had some questions about the amount of ice piled along the shore of Lake Superior near Duluth, this is just a small sample of conditions as of this past Wednesday.  As winds shift, so will the piles of ice.

Peering Over The Edge


This time of year in Duluth, along the seven miles of sandbar on Lake Superior known as Park Point, wave action forms amazing ice formations that often have an alien feel to them.  Each storm adds its contribution and the ice builds in layers outward from the beach.  Depending on conditions, there will be piles of ice rising high above the water, ice caves and blowholes.  Caution  is advised when exploring these formations as the lake is always in motion and you never know when one of the chunks may break off or split.    Also, the spaces between the heavier layers may have thinner ice.

Ice Breakers


On an unseasonably warm day in Duluth, two kayakers find themselves ice bound.  I have to believe they were wearing dry suits as one of them eventually exited his kayak and used his paddle to break an opening through the ice to open water.

Happy New Year On The Lake


Seven ships lined up on New Year’s Day on Lake Superior,just outside the Duluth harbor, awaiting their turn for entry.  At one point there were eight ships waiting.

iPhone 7 Plus, twiddled with as best I could in Apple Photos, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.