Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It's a small but incredibly beautiful world...


















Some lovely little mushrooms that I found today while hiking through the forest. 


Friday, September 14, 2018

New Discoveries


















I love that even after almost 43 years of living in an area and being very familiar with it, there are still countless things to be discovered.  Such as this waterfall that I saw recently for the very first time.  I explored lots of other waterfalls along the way to get here, but this one was a pleasant surprise and my favorite find of the day.  

This waterfall is buried deep within a gorge at the end of a short spur off the Superior Hiking Trail near Cascade River State Park.  I have a feeling the only reason it was actually flowing is because we had a recent spell of wet weather.  I spent about an hour here, losing myself in the aura of this place.  Then I made a couple of photographs and continued on my way.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Quiet Night at Esther Lake


















Summer is ending, autumn is beginning.  Fall colors are arriving, the Milky Way core will be leaving our northern sky and soon snow will be falling.  It's a transitional time of year, and I love it :-)  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cascade River Abstracts


















Having some fun with foam, river currents and long exposures on the Cascade River in Cook County, Minnesota.  The first image was a 25 second exposure, the second image was 20 seconds.  


Sunday, September 2, 2018

September Sunset, Hollow Rock Creek

























I took a short drive up in the woods after work and came across this nice scene as the sun was going down.  

Swirling Foam Pool

















A 25 second exposure makes for an interesting photograph of this pool with swirling foam on the Cascade River in Cook County, MN. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wash It All Away


















My first time photographing this awesome waterfall on the Cascade River just south of Grand Marais, MN.  I love how complex it is.  It also has a very "cleansing" feel, how it is constantly washing the rock clean.  That's why I decided to title it "Wash It All Away".  Also happens to be a handy little metaphor.  Wash it all away, wipe the slate clean, fresh start :-)