Sunday, October 23, 2016

Autumn Sunset, Eagle Marsh

Last night's sunset over Eagle Marsh in Grand Portage, MN.  It sure was a beautiful one!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Beautiful October Afternoon, Daniels Lake

A beautiful afternoon on one of my recent hikes in the Gunflint Trail area of northeast Minnesota.  This was taken along the Daniels Lake Trail, accessed from Clearwater Road.  I made this photo on the return leg of a long 15-mile hike.  It had been pretty cloudy for the majority of the hike with minimal sunshine, but that changed on the last few miles of the hike.  When I got back along the Daniels Lake shoreline the clouds were beautiful.  Hard to believe this photo was taken in mid October; it looks more like summer!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thimbleberry Leaf and Spruce Sprigs

Another nice close-up find on one of my recent hikes.  It seems like the thimbleberry leaves have been extra colorful this year.  When I saw this one laying on the ground surrounded by cedar sprigs I knew I had to photograph it. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fallen Maple Leaf

Now that most of the leaves have fallen from the trees I enjoy wandering through the forest and looking for beauty on a smaller scale.  Such as this fallen maple leaf that I saw floating in a puddle recently.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Water Drops on Aspen Leaf

Last night while hiking on the Grand Portage Trail I saw this aspen leaf on one of the boardwalks.  It was completely covered with droplets of water.  I was mesmerized by it and couldn't pass it by without making a photograph.  I love little finds like this!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Burning Slash Pile

Last week I was driving home via the backroads after a long full-day hike when I came across these burning slash piles in an area that had been logged earlier this year.  It was after sunset and starting to get pretty dark so the fires really stood out.  Even though I was super tired I stopped and spent a good 45 minutes photographing the fires.  I mostly shot video of the dancing flames but I also shot a few stills.  Fire is really interesting to photograph.  I had a hard time pulling myself away to continue the drive home.  Logged areas make for really good night photography locations, as the mature trees that are left as seed trees stand out against the night sky.  This area will also provide good habitat for moose in the coming years.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Colors and Lake Superior Fog

Here is another photo from sunset last night.  This photo is looking to the east over Lake Superior and the Susie Islands in Grand Portage, MN.  The fog last night was so beautiful.  It's a little unusual to see so much fog on the lake this time of year. The combination of the fog and fall colors makes for a nice photo!