Gales Of April

It started with high winds yesterday. Lake Superior was incredible. Photos below. Heavy snow came today. I didn’t take any photos of the snow. It’s the middle of April. No one wants to see snow.  NO ONE.

Here are a couple of images of what the area looks like on an ordinary day just to give you an idea of how angry the lake was.

Brighton Beach was another great place to watch the waves roll in.

The snow is still coming down. Probably just under a foot of snow before it’s all done. School is already canceled for tomorrow.  The kids are happy.  Me…not so much.  Time to dig out.

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Catching Up

February has past.  March is almost over.  I’ve neglected posting photos over the last several weeks.  Partly because my hard drive crashed and I had to install a new one.  This process was not as simple as I had hoped.  I still have to retrieve photos and documents from the old one.   Luckily the drive is not completely dead and I have a back up of everything.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been photographing recently.

Ice…lots of it in various forms.

Ice and boats.

Snow, tree, pine cone.  I’m sensing a theme here.

How about a new theme.  Sunrises, super blue blood moon and a full moon?

And best of all, a photo before the father-daughter ball.

I’m looking forward to spring and the hopes of warmer temperatures, green grass and no more ice and snow.  Until then…

Cold Mission

Mornings have been ideal for photography the past several days…well, sort of.  The subzero temperatures have made the sea smoke rise from Lake Superior, it has also caused delays in shipping which have left several ships out on the lake making for great photo ops.  On Friday, I was pleased to see the tug boat, Helen. H., of Heritage Marine, cutting through the ice in the harbor.  She was heading away from me as I grabbed my camera to take photos in the -15 degree temps.  I was a little disappointed at first, because I has hoping for a nice close up, but  instead I got this.

8:32a.m.

I had a hunch that she wasn’t finished yet and would circle back around to create a larger path for a large ship to come in under the Aerial Lift Bridge, so I went back outside a few minutes later and took this photo which was featured as Capture Minnesota’s Photo of the Day today.

8:40a.m.

After nearly freezing my fingers off, I went back inside, only to hear the bridge’s horn signaling a ship coming through.  I headed back out to see the Edgar B. Speer come in under the bridge.

9:01a.m.

9:02a.m.

9:03a.m. – Check out the crewman at the bow of the ship.  Brr!

9:06a.m.

I think it was worth numb fingers to catch these images depicting the difficult conditions for the shipping industry on Lake Superior.