Day Nine

Watching the river flow.

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Day Eight

The rapids upstream from the bridge.

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A Journey in Fourteen Parts

On Halloween, rather than stand by my front door and hand out candy, I took another trip to Jay Cooke State Park.  My intention was to once again get the shot I’ve been imagining for some time, and to also explore the post color woods of autumn.

This, and the next thirteen posts, will be a chronicle of what I captured in the park.

Day One: The river as seen from the swinging bridge.

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Lack of Preparation

In my last post I spoke of being prepared and using technology to achieve a goal.  Well, if you use your tech correctly, you probably have a better chance of succeeding.  I made the mistake of not taking in to account the height of the trees up river from where I was shooting from.  That meant I needed to be on site at least thirty or forty minutes earlier than I actually arrived.  Therefore, I did not get the shot I had planned for, but the evening was not a total loss, I did happen to be there to see the full moon rising over the river.  Sadly, I was not properly prepared for that shot, I did not have my tripod with me, I had left it in the car.  I did have my monopod though and did the best I could by bracing it against whatever I was near.  I will try again if weather permits, but at this time our forecast does not look favorable until early next week.

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Big Bright Ball

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Bright sun and interesting clouds highlighting the St. Louis River.  I used the orange lens of my sunglasses as a filter on my Sony RX100V to bring out the texture of the clouds.