Morning by the Lighthouse

Image

Dawn over Lake Superior next to the north pier of the Duluth entry to the harbor.

The Pelicans Are Back!

Gallery

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Every year around mid-April, a large number of pelicans arrive to spend time on the St. Louis River near Duluth. Photographers and sightseers alike come out to view the birds and enjoy their layover.

An Early Morning

Image

Walking out on the north pier to watch the sun rise over Lake Superior and the light on these rocks caught my eye. I wonder how many guests in the row of hotels were awake to see this morning’s offering?

Dawn’s Early Light

Image

Shortly before the sun broke the horizon. Shot from the north pier with a view of both lighthouses. Captured using my Loawa 17mm f/4 on Fujifilm GFX 100s.

Crossing Muddy Water

Image

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.

Break Time Is Over!

Image

For the last month I have taken a break from blogging and tended to other business. I also squeezed in a week long trip to south Texas near Corpus Christi. However, during the last month, my cameras were not gathering dust.

We’ve had a very cold winter here in northern Minnesota which has allowed Lake Superior to freeze. The western end of the lake by Duluth has ice thick enough to walk on, which is being used by skaters, ice anglers and anyone wanting to take advantage of this rare opportunity to walk on the “Big Lake.”

Because the lake is never totally still, the ice sheet is always in motion to some degree. This creates cracks and fissures in the ice. During the full moon in February I ventured to the lake to view the moon rise and capture it along with a bit of abstract art created by the cracked ice.

Fishing Shack on Stoney Point

Image

Although I have photographed this shack many times, I did so once again to take advantage of the stormy lake and light on the horizon. The shack in on Stoney Point Drive which is off Scenic Hwy 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. The shack, once used by local commercial fishermen, is on private land, but the owners graciously allow free access for photographers and others who wish to view this piece of Lake Superior history.