Under normal snowfall conditions or in the summer or fall, I would be able to descend down the gorge to this level of the river. On this day, with little snow and lots of glare ice, I was able to make it half way and then use a moderate telephoto lens (Canon 135L) to get the reach. At the bottom, I would have been using the 17-40L making wide angle pictures up close. I love the near/far ratio of that lens. It is without a doubt, my most used landscape lens, followed by the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art. Giving thought to returning to the Keweenaw this weekend with a focus on the Quincy Mine Ruins, Lake Superior Shoreline, Central Mine, and other arcane places, including a return for lunch at Lindells in our old booth. More history there to photograph than I have years left to work with the camera, even if I went daily.
"The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up dissapointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted."