The Manitou River starts its journey at the South end of Lake Manitou on Manitoulin Island,Ontario.Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh water island in the world.The Manitou River is approximately 15 km long,The river ends at Michaels Bay on the South side of Manitoulin Island into Lake Huron.I had previously explored the Manitou River the evening before.I had determined that the best shot was to be had in the early morning.
Paul Smith and I arrived on location before daybreak and set up our photo equipment.It was a great morning.This portion of the river forms a S shape.With that in mind I placed the cedar tree at the top of the photo for depth.The sun actually lit up this tree first.The real bonus was when he morning light highlighted the clump of grass on the shore giving off a yelow orange effect plus a bit of reflection.You never know what you will get at times.There was mist on the river that morning.As time progressed a beam of light started on the right hand side of the photo.As I waited the beam of light slowly made its way to the left.The composition was slowly coming togrther.The last piece of the composition occured when the water turned golden in the foreground.After that happened the highlights on the water got too harsh.Now I took approximately 40 shots of this location.I used the second last shot to get the composition you see above.
That is it for now.Thank you for stopping by.So until next time happy trails.
6 thoughts on “Morning on The Manitou”
Wonderful capture, Ken. The river really does look like liquid gold.
It was a beautiful morning to capture this composition
On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Ken Bennison's Photography
What a beautiful place and fantastic photo! I read in your “about” that you enjoying canoeing and hiking to places like this. If you ever need a subject to put in these pictures, my wife, my Mad River canoe, and I would gladly volunteer. lol
Duncan where do you live?
Be glad to have company.
We’re down in the Great State of West Virginia. It might be a while before we make it up. If being a mountain man and writing can ever finance the trip, we’ll be there!
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