Monday, June 2, 2008

A proud little tree

Weathered tree on a rock at Seven Mile Point.
A cedar tree that's managed to hang on to the rocks at Seven Mile Point.
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Seven Mile Point is one of my very favorite places in the entire Keweenaw. The point is a beautiful little Michigan Nature Association preserve, with pebble beaches and rocky outcrops. This tree was on one of the outcroppings. Somehow, it had managed to seed, grow, and maybe even flourish while being completely exposed to everything Lake Superior could throw at it.

I had wanted to stay and take some sunset photos at the point, so I asked the woman who was tending to the preserve how long she would be staying. Her answer was: "Probably until 7:00 or 7:30 -- it's the first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!" Instead, I went to breakers and stayed until 10:30, when the last light of the sun finally disappeared. I love the Keweenaw in summer!

The colors here are straight from the camera. I used a polarizer, but otherwise it's unmodified. For some reason, the colors remind me of mid 70's photos, when color rendition was a bit flat -- it has that "old fashioned look". Maybe that's the polarizer's fault?

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