Roger & Elke Edwards Digital Photograph Galleries


LAKE SUPERIOR

Mid July 2007

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This was my second time around the big lake, and Elke's first. My daughter Donna went with us -- basically her first Lake Superior experience, since she was too little to remember most of the previous one. The last time, in 1999, I shot some slides, a few of which turned out well, but failed to take better advantage of so many of the spectacular visual opportunities offered by the water, sky and often rugged landscapes around the world's largest body of fresh water. This trip would be a different story, a photographic redemption for me, and a first-time opportunity for Elke, each of us now equipped with pro-grade digital equipment and seven more years of photography experience. We also took the time to appreciate and shoot some of the classical, Victorian era residential architecture along the way, in places such as St. Paul, Mackinac Island and Bayfield. And with the beautiful Mackinac area so close, why not spend some time there too?

Between us, Elke and I shot over two thousand images! From these, I've selected about 5% of that total for this gallery, then ordered them almost randomly. Each thumbnail will open a script to view a 500 pixel long shot in its own white border. That script is harmless but your browser may try to block it anyway. If so, just click on the bar that shows up to allow it to run from this site.

Please browse with leisure those images that spark your curiosity, and come back again anytime.

    ===== Roger =====

Natural arch, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Natural arch, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It helps to be a meteorologist, to forecast which day to take a late-afternoon photo excursion by boat!
Victorian era house, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Victorian era house, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Reflective little lake in the north woods, near White River, Ontario
Reflective little lake in the north woods, near White River, Ontario
Tree-capped sandstone hoodoo along hiking trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Tree-capped sandstone hoodoo along hiking trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Small cumulonimbus looking north from the Superior shore at Michipicoten, Ontario
Small cumulonimbus looking north from the Superior shore at Michipicoten, Ontario
Shorebirds on Baraga Bay, L'Anse, Michigan
Shorebirds on Baraga Bay, L'Anse, Michigan
Sand and stone beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park
Sand and stone beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario
Birch bark canoe, Grand Portage National Monument
Birch bark canoe like those used by the Ojibwa (Chippewa) and the Voyageurs, Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota
Side view of tree carving, St. Paul MN
Side view of tree carving, St. Paul, Minnesota
Magpie Falls, near Wawa, Ontario
Magpie Falls, near Wawa, Ontario. The dark cloud base soon would dump a shower on us.
Wild daisies, Split Rock Light State Park, MN
Wild daisies, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota
Old tools on an old wood wall, Wawa
Old tools on an old wood wall, Wawa
Deeply textured and colored cliff walls, Pictured Rocks NL
Deeply textured and colored cliff walls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Bayfield blueberries
Ripe Wisconsin blueberries about to be picked near Bayfield. These, and hundreds of others like them, soon decorated the inside of our mouths.
Mackinaw Bridge in sunset's auburn glow
Mackinaw Bridge in sunset's auburn glow, looking NNW from Mackinaw City on the Lake Huron side
Tree fungi, Marquette MI
Tree fungi, Marquette, Michigan. See the face under the lower one?

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