Waiting For the Ships to Return

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As the ice clears from Lake Superior, the ships can begin moving back to the ore docks to load iron ore pellets, also known as taconite. (Unless it’s Tuesday, then it’s taco night!)

Back On Ice

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The other day I set out looking for something to photograph on a cloudy day. My travels took me to Two Harbors in Minnesota, where I found a couple of geese that appeared to be walking on water. As it turns out, there was a thin layer of water on top of the ice which also created a nice mirror effect.

Two Shot Stop

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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.

Mirrored Magic

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Perfect blue sky, perfect still water, create a mirror that reflects the autumn colors in a small lake along the October Road.

In A Place Stranger Than The Last

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What seemed like a perfectly normal place is transformed by a shift of perspective and a twist of the camera.

Kiss of Sunlight

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I love the textures in this image.  The grass in the foreground, the reflected clouds and the sunlight capping it off at the top.  Also, the shape of the clouds gives the illusion of depth to the center of the image, making it seem almost three dimensional.

Time By the Lake

I recently spent a couple days at a northern Minnesota lake doing a bit of fishing and, of course, a bit of photography.  There’s something about early morning and late afternoon light on water that is hard to resist.  Especially when the water is smooth and the clouds contribute to the composition.

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