Shores of St. Croix
The sunset hitting the horizon behind me, it gives a little hint at how awesome this picture could be if I arrived 15 minutes earlier. A return trip is already in the plans.
The sun is rising just beyond that rock face in front of me. The winds are coming down river so the it's covering me and my lens... I mean, the mist looks cool as it comes down the river.
It may have taken me a few attempts to find this place in the summer, and after hearing how it wasn't much more than a trickle or wasn't findable by others walking the park, it made it that much more fulfilling to enjoy.
Falls Do Me In Every time - Leaving work for the day I wanted to see if I could head to these falls before night fall. After an hour drive and a 3 mile hike in some rather rough rocky and hilly terrain along with an insane amount of mosquito's following me every step of the way, I reached the end of the trail. They weren't the grandest of falls, but they were a nice spot to take a break and enjoy the cool mist and a very lush valley of furn before heading back... in the dark. Sometimes, it is the journey that makes the end the reward.
Moody islands on Lake One
Hike Out - Just before sunrise - Good morning Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake Camp - Watching The Sunrise
The heavey machines of the busy city at work on the other side of the river, while I sit in silence and watch the wind blow on this side of the river.
An inviting Inn on the water. The Covington Inn - Bed & Breakfast
I just couldn't help but keep all the lights. So much shine to it all!
The winter evening sets in as the days warmth blows away faster than the setting sun.
St. Paul. A nice view from the river.
Even The Reflection Warms The Winter
Ice Served Warm
A Winters Night, The Moon, Venus, And I
A reflective night -
The sunrise bringing warmth to winter -
A mix between liquid and a solid state of water. So smooth, so soft, so frozen and so slippery. Glad I had my spikes on.
With the sunrise being a little less photogenic than I was hoping for, I turned the camera to the details of the shoreline.
One of the best sunrise captures I've had. I actually got to sit down and comfortably watch the sunrise, while waiting for that moment the waves formed this V shape as it crashed on the rocks in front of me.
The shores of Lake Superior.
Old pilings covered in ice.
I know you said something about red rocks... but that's all I retained. lol
Chasing the light- Watching the colors fade to black.
One of my favorite places to go. Banning State Park.
Off the beaten path for sure.
Combine the hike, height, and falls. This is my most liked waterfalls in MN. It's like a mini Willow RIver in WI.
Just standing and watching in the wind-
The birds of the sea
From smooth to rough. If water can be rough?
Caustics! I think this is my favorite pattern.
Good morning Powwow!
Just allow your self to be here and enjoy the moment.
Reflections are always a fun way to view things. The hard part is to not get your shadow in the shots.
This end is up and that end is up, wait? More reflections from the melting snow.
I traveled how many hours to take a picture of a rock. Huh, I didn't think I was that bored. But here is the rock, Hollow Rock.
I wonder why they call this the blue hour?
Once the sun gets 10 mins into the sky the place looks rather dull and flat. It's all about that early morning call.
The lichen covered rocks are what caught my eye to take this picture. The sun was being less dramatic now that it was a whole 30 mins old in the sky. But these colors still gave some interest to this perspective.
How does this shrub not just crumble to the ground under all that weight?
How does a tree not get frostbit?
Why is a rock with a hole in it so interesting. I guess when you get light reflections like this it seems to make sense.
There's the sunlight. Just enough cloud cover to give some nice light rays.
Nearby rocks covered in ice.
An Ice Bulb. I guess it's winter trying to make it difficult for spring to start it's thing.
A thin cover of ice gives these rocks a marbled effect.
For something so constant, it sure took a lot of trys to capture a "nice" looking wave. I thought the colors here even on a very cloudy day still looked great.
Such violence yet so mesmerizing.
Waiting for the big wave to come crashing in.
and yes, I got too close. So I was waiting for the splash to hit over this lichen covered rock, but I didn't take into account the large, and I mean bucket over head kind of splash that happend just off camera. I called it good with this photo after that.
and of course the water here had to get 2 feet deeper than the rest of the stream. But I couldn't turn around without a shot looking straight at it.
Yeah that's right. I'm taking a picture of you.
You wouldn't guess this was taking durning the autumn season. Notice the sea smoke in the distance.
The Duluth peir lighthouse on a calm and clear day.
The lighthouse and it's details made by Lake Superior seasons.
Duluth pier on a great autumn day.
A perfect beach day.
Baptism River meets a wall of fog on Lake Superior
I found it remarkable that the fog was still so think even on a very bright and sunny day.
A river of gold.
Had to stop by the Lighthouse as I make my way home.
Nothing wrong with a little chocolate oatmeal for a relaxing breakfast as I watch the day wake up.
Looking like a nice peaceful day to enjoy the view.
Under the bridge in Minnehaha Regional Park
Watching winter wash away -
The warmth of the sun pushing the ice away -