Adding Color

Like many places in the U.S., northern Minnesota is experiencing forest fires. Depending on the wind direction, Duluth may have nice, clear air or heavy smoke from the fires. On this morning the smoke was blowing down the lake toward Duluth providing us with unhealthy air quality. The upside to the smoke is beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

On the Rocks

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After a long absence from my blog, I am finally getting back out to create some new images. I will make no excuses for my absence, it’s just how life has been of late. After all, I sure life has been a bit strange for all of us.

I find this image to be a bit of a jumble, not quite sure where to enter the image, The large rocks at the bottom are one option, the bright white is another, you may find your own way in.

Eye On The Bridge

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2019 is the second year they have included a giant inflated duck as part of the Festival of Sail.  Not sure why we need a giant duck, it’s here anyway.

Non-Sailing Vessels

Although it’s named the Festival of Sail, there are also a few vessels that do not sport sails.

Edward H. (formerly the Fort Point) – traveled to Duluth from Belfast, Maine, via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

USCGC Sundew (WLB-404) is a 180-foot sea going buoy tender. A Iris, or C-class tender, it was built by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth, Minnesota, now retired and privately owned.

I’d Like to See Liftoff

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One of the many interesting sights that was part of the 2019 Festival of Sail in Duluth.

A Higher Flow

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Laying back on the ledge rock along the shore, I find myself mesmerized by the ever changing flow in the sky.  As the evening progressed, so did the shapes and patterns of the clouds.

The Touch

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Once again it’s seeing something as simple as a branch meeting the water, to be present in the moment to appreciate the touch of real and reflection.

Simplicity

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Nature casually creates lovely and simple patterns, it’s up to us to slow down and see what is being created.

More From the Storm

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An interpretation of a bracketed shot processed through Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro 2 in Photoshop.