At The Edge

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At the very point of Stoney Point along the north shore of Lake Superior was the dividing line of open water and ice.

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The Old Fish House

Knowing that today was the last day before the bitter cold arrived and was planning to stay for an extended visit, I grabbed my camera bag and headed out.  My goal was to find the spot where there was open water on Lake Superior.  The open water line was at Stoney Point, which is a little over 20 miles from my home in Duluth.  At Stoney Point is an old fish house that is a favorite of photographers from everywhere and I have photographed several times.  The seasons, the sky and the lake all add to the backdrop of the old structure and each person finds a unique perspective when they visit.

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Test Shot

Awhile back I invested in ND filters with the intention that I would begin to learn to use them properly.  I’ve read, watched videos and studied other photographer’s work in preparation.  I also added an app to my phone to help me determine the correct timing based on camera settings.  After a couple of failed test shots, I managed to get one that gives me hope that with a bit more practice, I will be able to capture more shots using the filters.

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Canon 5D S, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, 10 stop ND filter, ISO 50, 28mm, f/11, 91 sec.  twiddled with in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.