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We rented a houseboat and trolled the waters of Voyageurs National Park. Just the 3 of us and the woods.

We towed a motor boat at the back of the houseboat and took it out to explore the park. There are no roads or bridges – you can only get around by water.

Exploring Namakan Lake

Mitchell Bay on Namakan Lake

Rocky wrestles with the outboard.

Kettle Falls Hotel, the bar with slanted floor. You get there by boat of course.

Hiking near the hotel.

At the edge of Randolph Bay, Namakan Lake

Breakfast on a houseboat. The ladder in the background leads to the “penthouse” bedroom. It has room for a double mattress and the ceiling is about 4 feet high.

Moored at Randolph Bay

Randolph Bay

Securing the motorboat to the back of the houseboat is tricky.

Mission accomplished

Cliffs on Grassy Bay off Sand Point Lake

Our intrepid captain

The rocks here are 2.5 billion years old

Moored at Wolf Point in Crane Lake

With nothing but water and woods, there is no light pollution. The night sky is spectacular.

Where the Vermillion River enters Crane Lake

Moss garden on the Vermillion Gorge trail

Vermillion River

Vermillion River

22. August 2019 · Comments Off on 4 Friends | 4 Photographers | 4 Ways of Seeing  · Categories: Landscape Photograpy

 Alice, Lynsey, Barry, & Fred visit the Peace Garden & Roberts Bird Sanctuary at Lake Harriet. All of us met taking photography classes taught by Xavier Tavera at the UMN. This was our first excursion that was NOT a class assignment – we just got together to visit and take photos as the spirit moved. It was great to hang out  while drifting about looking for photographic inspiration.  Photo sets appear in the order in which I received them!   

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Fred

18. February 2015 · Comments Off on From La Jolla to Big Sur · Categories: Landscape Photograpy · Tags: , , , ,

I’ve been up and down the California coast many times and the views always thrill me whether winding through rolling green foothills or teetering on the edge of a cliff plunging into the ocean.  On our last trip we started in La Jolla and drove through Big Sur with a stop in Cambria.  With the ever changing weather and light, the views are always mesmerizing.  Here are some of them.

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Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

 

 

17. February 2015 · Comments Off on California Coast Wildlife · Categories: Landscape Photograpy

We saw otters drifting in the surf and whale spouts in the distance, but these were too far away to photograph.  Seals and pelicans are so used to being around tourists it was easy to get some close-ups.

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Brown pelican takes off, La Jolla Cove

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Brown pelican, La Jolla Cove

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Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

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Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

cormorants

Cormorants, Moonstone Beach

elephant seals

Elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.  The males can weigh 2.5 tons!  The smell on this beach was unreal!!

deer

A deer in the neighbor’s garden, Cambria.  Flirting with the camera.

 

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Sunrise at Swiftcurrent Lake, known as the Many Glacier region. The Many Glacier Hotel is on the left.

Road trip! We traveled from St. Paul, Minnesota to Glacier National Park in Montana, visiting the east side, west side, and Canadian sections of the park.
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10. June 2013 · Comments Off on Vive la France! Une visite de Roman et Bibi – Juin, 2013 · Categories: Landscape Photograpy · Tags: , , ,

When looking at satellite photos of Minnesota, Roman noticed large swaths of wilderness in the northern part of the state. So, Friday morning the four of us left cold, drizzly St. Paul for the north shore of Lake Superior and its promise for a wilderness experience. Years ago Rocky, Roman, and I went to Berklee together – kindred spirits coming of age in jazz and baseball infused Boston when Newbury Street was still a student ghetto. Our friendship is eternal, what more can I say. Roman is Parisian and he and his wife Bibi are in the states for a vacation. Bibi is wonderful and the four of us have great adventures, dramatic conversations, and drink a lot of French wine.
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