Ice in the Portage on a "summery" evening.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Each year in late winter, I try to take a snowshoe hike out to Hunter's Point, an arm of land which separates Copper Harbor from Lake Superior. The north (Superior) side of this rocky point has bedrock outcrops right up to the water, and Superior usually turns them into spectacular ice sculptures.
This year was no exception, and I hiked all the way to the end of Porter's Island (right off the tip of Hunter's Point), where a huge wall of Copper Harbor Conglomerate faces the fury of Lake Superior. Standing high up on this ice-covered wall, I took this photo of the mini icebergs already forming in the warming lake.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
On the bat cage over an air shaft at the old Petherick Mine, Copper Falls, Michigan.
This "bat cage" is a repurposed vat of some sort, turned on its end and capped with a big cage which allows bats to escape (but makes humans stay out). It was once blue, but those days are quickly coming to an end...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
It's been a while -- I've been out photographing, but being slow to upload!
I took my yearly trek out to Hunter's Point in Copper Harbor last weekend. One side of this point faces Lake Superior, and the rocky shore collects some beautiful ice formations. This trough was layered over massive outcrops of conglomerate and basalt. Yes, it really was that color!