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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Preparation

I’ve had in mind a sunset shot looking up river from the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park, however you have to wait until the right time of year to get the right alignment.  Thanks to the PhotoPills app, I was able to travel forward in time to find out exactly when I should be in the park to get the shot.  Using the augmented reality feature, I could see just where the sun will be based on where I stand on the bridge.  Technology is a wonderful thing…when it works!  I will be visiting the park later today to give it a shot, but feel safe knowing that I have a window of several days to get the image I am hoping for.  In the meantime, here is a teaser of the view I will be working with.

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Icy Abstract

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Nature is so amazing and if you keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see.

Sony RX 100M5, ISO 80, 8.8mm, f/2.2, 1/500 sec, processed through Adobe Lightroom CC and Silver Efex Pro2 using filter #024 with film type Illford FP4 Plus 125.

Superior Entry Light

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Sony RX100V, Adobe Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2, Filter 032 Film Noir 3, Illford FP4 Plus 125, and a few selective adjustments.

Birch Curl

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Birch bark curls are fun to study and photograph.  They come in all shapes and sizes and speak the to organic flow of nature.

Right Place, Right Time

As I was walking to my car after a bit of shopping, I noticed a woman taking photos with her phone.  When I turned to see what had caught her attention, I quickly grabbed my camera from the car and shot a couple images also.

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