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Strong Winds Are Blowing

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This was an evening capture taking at Sawpit Bay, Lake Superior. The waves were four feet high. Heavy cloud cover with detail. A rock out cropping standing alone. I was set up in a small cove. I wanted enough detail in the waves to create the sense of motion. I made sure I had a small piece of shoreline on the left. Thus I was able to tie in the rock outcropping.

Well that is it for this week. Until next time happy trails.

Stormy Evening

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Sawpit Bay, Lake Superior

Sawpit Bay, just north of Pancake Bay Provincial Park is a popular destination to spend the day walking and swimming. In places the shoreline is rugged. I spent a couple evenings exploring this area. I arrived one evening to the sound of waves crashing the shoreline. I made  my way to a small cove with a stone beach. As I stood on a small outcropping, the feel of the wind against my body was noticeable.  The wind was picking up in velocity hour by hour. The waves were now five to six feet in height. To date these were the largest I had seen so far on Lake Superior. In the cove the time worn stones were stacked up from the forces of the lake. The constant pounding by waves a constant thing.

Setting up my tripod at one end of the cove, I proceeded to capture many shots of the incoming waves. The stacked stones were about five feet high from the present waters edge. This afforded me a bit of elevation to get my compositions. The evening was becoming late. The cloud cover was moving steady. There was a hint of pink in the sky with the sun lowering in the west.

Hopefully, I can be here when the waves are much higher. For now I am happy with what I witnessed that evening. So until next time happy trails.