Last Sunday Maureen and I drove up to Sault Ste Marie on our way to Wawa. The weather was wet and windy. Rain was heavy at times. We arrived in Sault Ste Marie late afternoon. Before leaving home we had attended my Grandson Gunner’s 4th birthday. We booked into a motel that night. Maureen was suffering from a cold and the dampness was making me sick. Monday morning was much the same weather wise. North of the Sault I stopped at the Chippewa Falls and proceeded to photograph the falls. There were fisherman at the pool catching salmon coming in to spawn. We stopped at the visitor center in Lake Superior Provincial Park to pick up our camping permits into Fenton and Treeby Lakes. This is to be a three day trip.
This being a cloudy day creating even lighting for taking photographs I was able to stop at various locations on Lake Superior to photograph. By mid afternoon we arrived in Wawa. We booked into the Best Northern Motel. Here we met the owners Mark and Teressa. This is a nice motel to stay in and there restaurant served excellent meals. I highly recommend staying here. For those celebrating Thanksgiving have a safe and good weekend with your families.
Until next time Happy Trails.
As you have noticed most of my photographic work is in and around water. Paul Smith of Whitefish,Ontario and I have spent the last few months hiking into and along the Aux Sauble River North of Massey Ontario.This wilderness area offers excellent photo opportunities. The river system flows out of Aux Sauble Lake,52 miles North of Massey and twists and turns until it empties into the Spanish River in Massey.The Spanish River in itself empties into the North Channel, which is part of Lake Huron in the Great Lakes System.
There are many scenic locations to discover with beautiful rock formations.The river has a number of rapids and waterfalls along its length. We use a hand held GPS to explore the region.The terrain is rugged so you have to be in reasonably good shape.
The vast majority of my work is created in the evening.The drawback is that you have to allow enough time to get back to the truck before it gets too dark.The above photo was shot with the zoom lens set at 30mm and a shutter speed of 2 sec at f22. In setting up this photo I used the water as an S curve to lead your eye into the photo.Framing with the rock formations also helps when creating your photo.
The above photo was shot with the zoom set at 28 mm and a shutter speed of 0.4 sec at f22. This is the same location as the first photo but taken a couple weeks before. You will notice that the lighting is very different in these photos,creating different effects and tones.The first photo is much warmer and the color stands out.The 2nd photo was also taken earlier in the evening allowing for a faster shutter speed of 0.4 sec.You must go back to the same locales many times and observe the behavior of the lighting and also the time of year.
Just to be able to be in these locations is a blessing for me.To listen to the water rushing over the rocks and enjoy the serenity….pristine silence and beauty of these locations is well worth the effort to capture.Till next time happy trails.