The rugged shoreline of Lake Superior
Of an age long gone
Trees struggling for survival
In a harsh environment
Strong cold winds , gale force
Yet here they belong
The pounding of the waves
On a wild November day
The ominous sky is gray
Reshaping the rocks of a volcanic age
The shoreline constantly changing
One of the interesting aspects of photographing the shoreline of Lake Superior are the rock formations. These rocks date back to the volcanic era of Earth. The effects of water and wind has created many interesting shapes.
I was hiking the Superior shorelines South of the Clearwater River mouth. The location was within the Lake Superior Provincial Park Boundry. I came upon an interesting stretch of rock that had unique patterns to it. Baldhead can be seen in the background. The Indian head seen in The Keeper post is now to the North of me. The sky is cloudy. It has been threaten to rain all day. Lake Superior was relatively calm. Gently lapping on the rocks.
Thus I set up my tripod and Canon 7D to capture this scene. There is tremendous depth in this composition. The water foaming along the rocky shoreline. You will notice a touch of green and yellow water three-quarters into composition. This adds a nice effect. Remember that Lake Superior is very clear. I must say that I covered a lot of shoreline in my two weeks in August here and I managed about 10 good shots for my effort. This type of photography demands time and patience. In the end the reward is justified.
I was up on Lake Superior last week for 3 days. Was not successful this time out. The weather was not on my side. Rain and snow my last day there. So until next time happy trails
A dry warm wind
Caresses the rocky shoreline
Of a far Northern lake
Upon the wind a seed
from an open pine cone
Is borne along
To settle among the boulders
Scattered along the water’s edge
In time a small pine tree
Protrudes from the shelter
Of the surrounding rocks
The years go by
The struggling pine tree
Is now stunted and gnarled
Bent to the onslaught of the wind
Its existence at the mercy
Of the ravages of Nature
Then one fateful day
On a stormy dark night
The gale force winds
Churning the surface of the lake
Toppled the struggling pine tree
To lie among the scattered rocks
Its existence no more
The photograph you see above is a creation of my own doing.The rocks were beautiful in form and texture.As I was walking the shoreline of OSA Lake in Killarney Provincial Park I came across the remains of a pine tree lying along the shoreline.I picked it up an set where I wanted it to be positioned.I then searched around for some pine cones to add in the foreground.I placed them on a patch of green grass.Thus I created a bit of a story line which the poem is a creation of.The pine tree comes from the seed out of a cone to its final resting place where ever it falls.
So I hope you have enjoyed this post.I also would like to thank everyone who came for a visit and I enjoy the comments very much.If you are ever out my way stop in for a coffee.Check my link to FAA for available prints for sale.So until next time happy trails.