Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artist Point

This image was made on Artist Point in Grand Marais, Minnesota. It is one of natures abstracts.

Monday, July 21, 2008

High Falls Detail

Well this isn't High Falls, on the Pigeon River which marks the border between the US and Canada, but a small section of it. The water running over the falls was the most I've ever seen, enough to make this small area very interesting. The water gave the rocks a dramatic look that contrasts against the 'smooth' flowing water.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Showy Lady's Slipper

The Showy Lady's Slipper is the state flower of Minnesota. It can be seen from June 20 thru July 5. This image was made at Cascade State Park on July 5. It's past it's peak but ages very well.


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Blowing in the Wind

A few weekends ago my wife and I went to Grand Marais to begin our annual time on the North Shore. In past years we've kept our 5th wheel in the campground in Aug, Sept and part of Oct. This year we started a month earlier in July.

I hadn't spent any time on the North Shore during July and a big surprise was the wild flowers, lupine, daises, orange and common hawkweed. I wanted to stop every few miles to make images.

This image was a test. I shot 16 images with different focus points from near to far and combined them with Helicon Focus. I knew this would be a challenge since there was a light breeze blowing and Helicon Focus works best with stationary objects. The first output was not very good but with the Pro version of the program you can copy from one image to the composite and that cleared it up a bit.

This is the progress to this point and I think it looks pretty good.

What do you think?


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Calm Afternoon

Spend the better part of the week of July 4th with my wife in Grand Marais on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It's the North Shore from a Minnesotans perspective, the real North Shore is much further up into Canada.

Made this image in the afternoon while sitting on the rocks. I'm enjoying the calmness of the image the most. I feel the warmth of the rocks yet the coolness of the water (the water is actually very very cold). I had not been to Grand Marais in July and I was struck by Lake Superiors silence. I am familiar with the lake in late summer and fall when waves are always crashing against the rocks.

Hope you enjoy the image and please leave a comment.