Fall on Lake Superior

© Susan C. Barnes

Fall on Lake Superior

Uploaded: October 14, 2004


Taken mid afternoon under cloudy skies which I think always makes the changing trees more colorful.


October 14, 2004

Sue, where on lake superior was your photo shot? #178583

Susan C. Barnes October 14, 2004

Somewhere between Munising and Whitefish Point. I was with my brother and his wife and my brother always takes back roads and gets me lost. I do know that facing in the other direction there is a dune that the loggers used to slide their logs into the Lake. I'm going to submit that photo tomorrow. Why do you ask? Do you know the area? #841692

October 14, 2004

I am from Duluth..I was up the northshore today... here in northern, MN..I took several photos myself, waves were beautiful..I was wondering if you were from my area. Is the water in Michigan (I believe thats where you were, right?) that blue? I have yet to see our side of the lake blue like that, probably because of the iron manufacturing and so forth..I am thinking about getting another camera..do you like yours? How is the zoom capability? I am also wondering about imaging software..havent used it in the past..do you have any experience with it? Check out my pics in my gallery..these are only cropped if anything..any suggestions..thanks #841705

Susan C. Barnes October 14, 2004

I live in lower Mi. about 60 miles south of Lansing. I love the UP and Lake Superior area. I go up every fall for a color trip with my brother. I've only been up there once in the winter, that was last year, but the water was very blue than also. As a matter of fact my brother and his wife took their motorhome to MN. this past summer. First trip for them and they loved it. Said it was one of the most beautiful states they had seen, so I envy you. I've only had my camera since March but I'm ready for a better one. My zoom is ok but I'd like more capability than I have. As far as software I have PS7. Its fun to play around with but theres nothing like taking the picture that does not need to be enhanced. Thats when you pat yourself on the back and say "Maybe I'm finally getting this". I'll check out your sight and see what you have done. Sue #841735

October 14, 2004

Thanks, did you take a look at the photos that I sent in the previous response..do you think that I should try and enhance the color?? #841738

Susan C. Barnes October 14, 2004

No, I wouldn't touch the color. The way the sun is hitting the water it should be dark. If you notice in my pic it is cloudy, this adds to the color of the water and adds contrast. I'm still learning what light is all about but colors seem to pop when there is less sunlight and I find the best time is in the late afternoon to early evening or on cloudy days. Try it and see what happens. The photo with the "splash" I think shows the true nature of the Lake. I love it. #841764

Cathy Barrows October 14, 2004

this is beautiful....love the water ripples #841814

Robin L. Wehrman October 14, 2004

WOW! Sure looks like a beautiful place to go Susan! Pretty waters and sky and great framing!! Outstanding! #841963

October 15, 2004

LOCATION: Near Grand Marias MI, in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. If you look closely, at the tip of the point jutting into Lake Superior, you can see Au Sable Point Lighthouse.

The easily accessed "Log Slide Overlook" is a must see if you are touring the Pictured Rocks and the Grand Sable Dunes.

Very nice shot Susan! Bummer about the 60 mph winds. Perhaps there would have been more leaves.

A month ago, looking in the opposite direction: #843177

Susan C. Barnes October 15, 2004

Thank you Jon for letting me know where I was (Ha). I get so carried away by the scenery up there I don't pay attention to anything else. You are right about the Log Slide Overlook. I couldn't remember the name of it. If you look in "Landscape" today, I have submitted a photo of the Log Slide dune where they rolled the logs down. Both photos were taken the same day, same time. Are you from Mi? Thanks again for your comments and for pointing me in the right direction. #843703

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