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.


Love My Mornings

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Do I really need to write anything about this image?  Perhaps the viewer has something to add?  Location: Stoney Point, Lake Superior’s North Shore.

Morning Composition

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This morning’s sunrise wasn’t everything I had hoped for, but I discovered this arrangement of grass, rock cut and background.  I was attracted to the leading line that leads the eye from the grass to the arrow in the rock out to the lake and sky.

Superior Dawn

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The reward of being willing to get oneself out of bed early in the morning are moments like this.

Canon 5D Mark IV, ISO 50, 15mm, f/10, 3.2 sec and the usual mucking about to achieve the desired effect.

 

Memories of a Distant Lake

Although I’m currently traveling, my mind is never far from the inland sea named Lake Superior.  While having a bit of quiet time before having to go check in on a family member, I searched through my image collection on my iPad and decided to work on the image below using the mobile versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  They may not be as robust as the desktop verions, but I was able to arrive at a satisfactory result with a bit of work and even add a watermark (in Photoshop).  It would be nice if I could access the watermarks I’ve created on the desktop version.