I am hoping to get a light enough snow to cover these trees, yet avoid river freeze and capture an image with Porta 400 that I can use for this year’s holiday card image. The Presque Isle is a very long river that changes emotion and geography for the entire length of 47 miles and eight waterfalls, until she dumps into Lake Superior in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park. This shot was taken from a bridge in Marenisco, MI, quite elevated from the river.
If there is one geographic trophy we in the western upper peninsula are proud of (aside from the million acre Ottawa National Forest) it is our incredible rivers. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc are available down more waterways than one can imagine completing in a lifetime. I have been here going on nine years and continue to learn new brook trout fishing spots every year, either by word of mouth or via exploration (the most fun).
I have been helping out our Rhinelander, WI Community Based Outpatient Clinic, visiting them the last Friday of the month, as they have been without mental health providers for a year. Will leave tomorrow morning about 0530 for the hour and a half drive, which in the daylight, is a beautiful stretch. Unfortunately, this time of the year, it is dark on my way and dark by the time I get home.
“The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. “ Eliot Porter