Lost in a Frozen Woodland

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Cold, so very cold.  Not the kind of day anyone should venture out without proper preparation.  It goes beyond being uncomfortable, it’s not just that you can harm your body, it’s the kind of cold that can kill the unprepared.  Take it seriously.

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Winter’s Bosom

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So wonderfully shaped, yet so cold and uninviting.

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.

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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Ice Hunter

As you may have noticed from previous posts, it’s that time of year when I turn my attention to things that are frozen.  Knowing that we have had high winds blowing across Lake Superior, I figured that there would be fresh ice to discover so off I went in search of new work.  My first stop was
Stoney Point, a favorite of many who travel up the north shore of Lake Superior.  I was rewarded with many small pockets of ice that formed wonderful abstract patterns.  I spent over two hours wandering around on the ledge rock photographing as many as I could before all my batteries succumbed to the cold.


A Lovely Day at the Beach

There’s nothing like a little sun, a lot of water and some time to wander the shoreline.  Even in the cold of northern Minnesota there is reason to explore the nooks and crannies of the rocky shore of Lake Superior.  Being an ice hunter, I go searching for the creations of nature while they persist, but knowing that what exists today will be gone tomorrow.  However, in it’s place will be new creations formed by wind, water and cold.

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Frozen In Time

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When you get too close to Lake Superior in winter, you run the risk of being frozen in place till warmer weather releases you.