Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Adventure Ruins

A gaping hole in an old cement smokestack
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Half nature, half ruins... who needs the rule of thirds, anyway?

The "mouth" of an old stack, at or near the Adventure Mine (yes, that was its real name!) last fall. This was the opening which would have led into the adjacent boiler building.

Still catching up on some old photos...

More Cowbell!!

A metal cowbell with the Noquemanon logo
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After my first ever 10k snowshoe race, I now have: MORE COWBELL! I earned this by taking first in my age group at the Noquemanon 10k snowshoe race. The race led through the Forestville ski trails, ending right in the middle of lovely Marquette, Michigan.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yooperdome Pentagons

Wooden pentagons with a window in the center.
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A semi-abstract shot: the window at the top of the Superior Dome (aka the "Yooper Dome"), Northern Michigan University's sports dome (football, especially). The entire building is a dome, built with this beautiful, richly colored wood.

We were at the Yooper Dome for the Noquemanon 10k snowshoe race (one of many races held that day). The Superior Dome was the site of the finish line, and wonderful free food afterwards.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beach Rock

Water trails in the sand behind a small rock.
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A rock on the beach -- the Calumet Waterworks beach, to be specific.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunset Shadows

Shadows on a warm building, with a blue sky.
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Sunset on the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center. The shadows are from the much older buildings behind the camera.