some pictures from our first trip up to Duluth this summer. I've
been working out some ratios for cropping to a panorama size so
you can see some of them demonstrated here. I originally had cropped
this first photo - but when I took the picture I had framed it
for the normal 4x6 ratio. Thus its interesting how it looks much
more at home in its original size here than cropped down to eliminate
extra sky and water. This shot was very carefully composed to fit
into a grid of 3rds and 4ths. The smoke and ship both break up
the shot by 3rds, the top of the smoke and top of the water break
it into 4ths. The boat is of course in the right 3rd of the picture,
with a wonderful breaze blowing the smoke from the stacks off to
love beaches that look like this. They're even better when you
have to climb down a cliff or two, or walk a long trail along
tall sand dunes. Just so long as the path isn't paved the whole
way. Wooden boardwalks aren't so bad though, as long as they
turn into sand eventually.
important to have company as well.
then a lightouse and sailboat off in the distance, with a light
breaze blowing and clear water lapping gently on the shore...
are the two lighthouses that mark the entrance to
Duluth Harbor. This is a quiet shot, I just wanted the lighthouses
to stand out... while the eye is drawn into the relaxing horizon.
There's something very relaxing about the straight horizon
of a sea.
next shot was taken a little farther down the lakewalk. I saw
the sailboat coming in and so quick got set to snap some pictures.
I wanted the ship lined up roughly in the middle, with the sailboat
traveling into the middle of the ship and lighthouse. And what
luck! a seagull decided to fly on through! That seagull really
makes the shot for me, this is one of my favorite lighthouse
and shore shots.
though this sailboat was particularly interesting, as well, the
colors matched the lighthouse and ship quite well. It's quite
fun watching boats and ships come in and out of a harbor when
there's such nice lighthouses for them to go past.
ship sat off shore all day waiting for its dock to open up. The
Corps of Engineers has an excellent free museum right next to
the harbor, which not only has massive maps of the great lakes
with each shipwreck marked, models of almost every ship that's
sailed em', and a in depth explanation and models demonstrating
how the locks work *deep breath* but as well several television
monitors listing when various ships are arriving throughout the
Duluth lift bridge and harbor entrance as viewed from the Duluth
Lakewalk, a beautiful four mile walk that travels along the shore
of Lake Superior on the edge of the Duluth skyline.
wonderful day in Duluth!
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