Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Superior's Fury


















A few more photos from last week's storm that I hadn't gotten around to posting yet.  The photos I posted last week were taken from an elevated vantage point looking down at the waves.  These were taken from a nearby beach, eye level with the lake.  Not to worry, these were taken with a long telephoto lens and I was not risking getting hit by the waves to make these photos.  


















Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lake Superior Surfers


















Taken during last week's high winds and waves, these surfers were having fun along the shoreline of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  The temperature was a balmy 27 degrees.  I can only imagine what the wind chill was.  I photographed them from the Split Rock Creek highway wayside. The waves were pretty epic that day!


































































Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring Sunset, Brighton Beach


















Sunset from a week ago today as I was arriving in Duluth, MN.  A calm start to what would become a very turbulent week dominated by extremely high winds and significant amounts of snowfall.  

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rockin' and Rollin'


















AWESOME waves on Lake Superior today!  I was driving home from Duluth and stopped at Tettegouche State Park to spend a couple of hours watching and photographing the waves.  The wind was intense but thankfully where I was shooting from was on the lee side of the point where it was somewhat calm.  I took over 500 photos and two dozen videos but I could have easily spent a couple more hours watching this powerful display.  



































































Not out of the winter woods yet...


















"Real" winter is over.... but that doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet when it comes to snow storms.  As I write this, our forecast is calling for around a foot of new snow overnight tonight.  So, I'm using the occasion to post a couple of ice pictures that I didn't get around to posting when I took them about a month and a half ago.  We won't see anymore ice like this until next winter... but a guy can dream, can't he?  I photographed these cool plates of ice on Lake Superior about 10 minutes north of Grand Marais, MN.  


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunny Spring Day on the Pigeon River


















It's a pretty dreary day today.  Lots of gray sky, rain and cold.  Daydreaming of sunnier days and warmer weather!  Like this day not that long ago with beautiful blue sky and a super interesting grouping of clouds drifting over the Pigeon River.  Taken from the observation deck right behind the visitor center at Grand Portage State Park in northeast Minnesota.  

Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring Sunset, Pigeon River


















I went for a super nice 5 mile hike after work today.  It got fairly cold last night and our high today was only about 38 degrees so the snow on the trail stayed nice and firm. This made for great hiking (I did have to wear yaktrax on my boots though).  I was thankful that the snow was hard and not soft, because the snow depth still ranges from 15 to 20 inches.  I never would have done this hike today if the snow was soft and slushy.  At any rate, the trail I hiked was the Middle Falls Trail in Grand Portage State Park.  I arrived at Middle Falls just in time to catch some really nice clouds over the river.