Just turning the world upside down…
A study of fluid motion on the Black River, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin.
Cold morning air meets the slightly warmer water of Lake Superior.
In winter, Lake Superior creates with ice. Whether it’s by flinging it up on shore with gale force winds or simply by letting the surface freeze, something wonderful will result. On this particular day the sun was absent and the air was hazy, this spoke to me as perfect for monochrome imaging. This set of images were taken from the shoreline at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. By the way, if you want to wander around the shoreline, bring ice grippers.
There, beyond the crystal-like barrier, lies another reality. A place of pine forests and broad leaf trees. A place where one can walk on solid ground without fear of slipping silently in to the dark water. Make it to the trees, there lies safety along the October Road.
Shapes rise from the watery bog. There is light and there is movement. Who knows what lies beneath the water, beneath the light, what is hiding, waiting to surprise us? These are the big questions along the October road.
A closer view of the reflections in the water. I find it myself mesmerized as I fall into the patterns. Just another wonderful stop on the October Road.
Perfect blue sky, perfect still water, create a mirror that reflects the autumn colors in a small lake along the October Road.
What seemed like a perfectly normal place is transformed by a shift of perspective and a twist of the camera.
A good reflection can go either way.