At Risk

There are those who would like to profit from mining adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Doing so puts one of the worlds premiere wilderness areas and an extensive watershed at risk for contamination from toxic runoff.  For those who have visited the area, the resort owners and outfitters, it would be a terrible catastrophe.  Not to mention the millions lost in tourism.  If the corporation really believes their methods are safe, I suggest that it be required that every investor and politician who supports the mine must sign a document that entitles the government to take everything they own to pay for any damage to the environment if their “safe mining” fails.  If they want it, they have to be responsible for it out of their own pockets, not the taxpayer’s.

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Misty Rocks

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Wave action on a group of rock at the end of the south pier, Duluth entry, Canal Park.

ISO 50, 28mm, f/13, 1.6 sec, small adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Silver Efex Pro 2

A Few Final Reflections…

Now that I have enjoyed another #optoutside, I can start thinking about where I’ll go next year to celebrate the fourth annual event.  I have a whole year to plan, and you have a whole year to wait.  In the meantime, do get outside whenever possible and enjoy what nature has to offer to each of us.  And, whenever possible, share the experience with others.  And, don’t be afraid to look at things a little differently.

When The Sun Sets

 

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Evening light highlights the clouds which are reflected in the still waters and enhancing the composition of light, sky, cloud and shoreline.

That Perfect Moment

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I not going to try to come up with the right ones so feel free to find the ones that work best for you.