The Gales of November Came Early

A few weeks ago, we went up to visit my parents for the weekend. And I was hoping to try and photograph Lake Superior at sunrise and capture some fun colors of the sun and clouds interacting. The gales of November came early, so I didn’t attempt sunrise.

As you know, I’ve struggled to capture the sunrise on this lake. I do have many cool shots of her on cold, gray, and rainy days, and I’m happy with those. But I’m part of several Lake Superior groups on Facebook, and I’ve seen what the sun and clouds can do, and I want to capture that magic.

It was cold and rainy, and I considered not even going out. But since I don’t get to visit as often as I would like, I knew that I had to go out with my camera. I somehow talked my husband and my brother to tag along.

Maslowski Beach

We stopped at one of my usual spots just down the road from my parents’ house. We were only there for a few minutes, and I am so happy that we went there.

My camera shutter takes multiple photos if I hold the button, and I usually do that, just in case, and I captured the progression of the waves crashing against this tree. When I was looking through my photos on my computer, I saw it, and I had to share the images with you guys.

Washburn Marina

Then we went to the Washburn Marina because the waves were crazy big there when we had gone earlier with my mom and grandma. Spoiler, they had calmed down a little bit by the time we got there.

West End Park

The final destination of the day was West End Park. By this time, I was soaked to the bone, and my camera was also pretty damp. So it was a quick get out, snap a few photos, and get back in the car.

I’m not sure if we’re going to make it back up there anymore this year, but if we do, I’ll be sure to blog about it. And who knows, maybe the sun will cooperate with me. I am much happier with these photos than the more recent ones that I’ve captured. The gales of November definitely were fun to photograph.

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I'm a photographer, blogger, and fiction writer.

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