The last, (for now) manipulation of a slab of rock. All three images in this set were captured with an iPhone 12 Pro Max and were fiddled with in Photoshop.
Another slab of rock with muted color that lent itself to being enhanced in Photoshop and then became something more.
Taking an image of an average rock surface and having a bit of fun turning it into something more than average.
During a snowy, wet spring day, I took a short hike at Jay Cooke State Park to check the water level on the St. Louis River. The river still has a bit of ice around the edges but, the main channel is open and flowing. As I climbed around the rocks, I discovered this bit of color.
I’ve found that when taking a day to bum around with my camera, that it’s important to occasionally stop, take a break and absorb the incredible beauty I live so close to. On a day such as this, I was gifted with many photo ops, but also with awe inspiring scenes to take home as memories. I truly am lucky to live where I do and cherish every moment I get to spend visiting locations, not only along the shore of Lake Superior, but also the forests and rivers in the area.
Sometimes nature does the art and we just have to be there to document the creation.
2022 arrived a couple of weeks ago, Happy New Year everyone. A new year means doing the bit of housekeeping, such as creating a 2022 folder on my hard drive and in Lightroom. I am slowly adjusting to my new editing space that I moved into last year. I still have more sorting and organizing of stuff as I downsize. I’ve made a resolution to shoot more than last year. Learning more about my new camera and lenses is an ongoing process. After shooting with various Canon cameras over the last fifteen years, switching to Fuji has been a bit strange, yet not too difficult to manage. The basics are pretty much the same on all cameras, it’s just getting use to new buttons, dials and menus. When I need a good, old fashioned dose of reality, I can break out my Nikon FM and load some film.
Where I live, a new year also means winter. What better way to start out the winter of 2022 with some ice along the shore of Lake Superior.
An image taken with my iPhone 12 while standing on a mound of wind blown ice on Duluth Minnesota’s Park Point looking eastward up the lake.