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Category Archives: Fall Colors

After driving around Gogebic County for a while we decided to drive over to Bond Falls. The colors were not at their peak and it looked like rain was on the way. Indeed it did start raining once we reached the bottom of the falls.

I also managed a few close-up shots while walking to the bottom of the falls.

On our second fall trip we drove to Ironwood, Michigan. The following day we drove through Geoebic County on our way to Bond Falls. It was a cloudy and dreary day. There were some nice colors in spots but it was not peak.

 

 

After driving down to Cascade River State Park we drove back to Grand Marais and then out to the harbor to take a few more photographs. There were some nice waves hitting the breakwater. A few years ago the area just outside the breakwater was not covered with water. Folks were out building structures with rocks. The high water on Lake Superior has dramatically changed the landscape.

 

 

It was late in the day and cloudy creating ideal conditions to photograph at Cascade River State Park. I was a little surprised at the low water levels given the high water on the southern end of the North Shore.

 

While we were in Grand Marais the wind was blowing and the waves were pounding the beach. I took a few shots of Artists Point.

There was some great light and clouds over the harbor.

We drove around to the south side of the harbor to get a few photos of the waves pounding the rocks along the shore. Several other photographers had the same idea.

 

We left the Gunflint Trail and headed north. Our goal was to drive in the interior away from Lake Superior. We encountered a number of lakes and some nice fall colors while driving on some forest roads. I took a few panorama shots to capture the fall colors along some of the lakes.

 

After leaving Grand Marais we took the Gunflint Trail to Bearskin Lodge. We stopped at the lodge for a brief visit. My wife checked out the accommodations for a potential winter ski trip.

 

We were up early. The sun was out but we weren’t sure for how long. My wife wanted to drive up to Bearskin Lodge where many of her relatives stayed during the summer. We took the Gunflint Trail out of Grand Marais. These were some of the views of Grand Marais from and overlook above the city.

We took a side road and ran into a small photography class at this cemetery. The scene at a child’s grave was very moving.

It snowed a bit yesterday so I took a walk through the woods looking for colorful leaves that had fallen. I found a nice spot and decided to take some abstract photos of the leaves. It’s always a fun project in the fall.

 

These were taken in my back yard.

These were taken 10 minutes later.