2022 #OptOutside Jay Cooke State Park

Once again I chose to skip the mayhem of Black Friday shopping and join the many who prefer to spend time outdoors rather than in lines at the mall. This year I was accompanied by family and friends at Jay Cooke State Park, which, like all Minnesota state Parks, was open to the public for free admission on Black Friday.

Here are a few of the images from the day.

Twisted and Gnarly

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Trees that grow on rocky ground twist and wind their way to find places to anchor themselves. Also, being alongside a river makes it important to be able to hold on during high water.

Along the shore of the Gooseberry River at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

A View from Tischer Creek

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Glensheen Mansion is located in Duluth, Minnesota on the shore of Lake Superior and is available for tours throughout the year. Our local camera club is invited a few times each year to access the grounds and share our photos with the public.

Remembering

Each year on November 10th, a ceremony is held at the Split Rock Lighthouse on the north shore of Lake Superior to commemorate the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Normally, the light is not on during the year, however, a couple of times it gets turned on for special events.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Surfing on Lake Superior in Duluth

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On Friday, November 11th, I spent time on Park Point in Duluth to not only enjoy a cool snowy morning, but to also photograph the many surfers that came to ride the waves.

Our Active Harbor

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One of the most popular sites in Duluth is our Aerial Lift Bridge and the ship traffic that comes and goes with their various cargoes. On this particular morning, I was present for three ships, two arriving and one departing. … Continue reading

James R Barker: Arrival

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The James R Barker steams into the Duluth harbor with the sunrise at her back.

Morning Sky over Lake Superior

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I have not often seen this type of banding in the morning sky, but thought it was pretty interesting.

South pier, Duluth entry to the harbor. Fujifilm GFX 100s, Venus Optics Loawa 17mm f4, ISO 100, 1 sec.

A Tough Choice

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Horizontal or vertical? For me, it’s a tough choice as to which one I will print. On the ledge rock at Gooseberry Falls State Park in northern Minnesota with a Fujifilm GFX 100s and Venus Optics Loawa 17mm lens.