Saturday, May 2, 2015

Duluth

fish eye lens

I love the movement in this photo. I went on a Duluth waterfront photo safari while my husband was doing a 26.2 mile inline Marathon along the North shore last Fall.  It was a beautiful crisp morning.


Sunbathing



There is no shortage of gulls to photograph.  This one caught my eye because he chose to sleep in the middle of an empty parking lot all alone.  



What lies beneath...



Can you guess what these are?  They light up the iconic lift bridge at night.



Some local color.



Something old.



I had some fun framing the lighthouse inside these loops.



A pigeon in a puddle.


Yikes!  This spider was even scarier in person.  In fact, I didn't even know Minnesota had such huge spiders.  He was at least 3 inches across.  Luckily, I'm on a new photo safari with the hubbs in tow.  At J. Cook State Park.  Hopefully he can save me from spider attacks.  Uff da.



Jungle shrooms.  O.K.  Minnesota doesn't have jungles or tarantulas.  But our woods are just as thick.




Raging Mountain rivers.  O.K. we might not have Mountains either.  Darn.  But we can be Minnesota Wild.

P.S. You can also find my favorite Duluth photos at my Up to the Duluth category over at My 3rd Eye  And just scroll down for more Duluth photos!


25 comments:

Andrea Priebe said...

I have never been to Duluth though I am not sure why because I live in a neighboring state. You paint a pretty picture of your home town ... except maybe the spider. I think they call those wolf spiders. I saw many of them when I was in Washington State. They perhaps prefer the north. Beautiful series, Sharon and good for your husband doing the marathon.

Andrea @ From The Sol

TexWisGirl said...

i think they all those fishing spiders up north. down here, we get wolf spiders that are very similar. lovely pigeon shot, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Minnesota is a pretty state. You don't need mountains to be beautiful. ;))

eileeninmd said...

hello Sharon, great post and critters. I love the dragonfly, gull and the colorful pigeon.. And the scenic shots are lovely.. Wonderful series of images! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the dragonfly. I don't care much for spiders. :-)

DJan said...

What awesome pictures! Even the spider was entertaining as a picture, at least. :-)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! (Except for the spider. That was scary. Ewwww.)

Marie C said...

Wow! Really awesome photos!

Rajesh said...

Great set of images. I like sunbathing of dragon fly.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful images ene the Spider.Love all the birds and different views.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely pics and I'll second TWG's diagnosis.

I once mistook a fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) for a wolf spider.
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48colorrainbow said...

I didn't know there were gulls that far away from salt water.

Anni said...

Extraordinary sharing here today. Love the 'shrooms [kinda resembles boobies...sorry!!] And the birds, water scenes...all superior Sharon.

Adam Jones said...

I really don't like the look of that spider.

Linda Hensley said...

Mountains are overrated. Hills you can walk up are plenty. Wonderful photos. I especially like the puff balls :)

ladyfi said...

What a lovely set of shots.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Cool photos!
The mushrooms look like eggs!
love
tweedles

bailey-road.com said...

You found some really interesting things to photograph. Great shots.

mick said...

A great series of photos. I especially like the perspective you have captured in the first photo - and also the young gull sitting in the middle of the parking lot.

carol l mckenna said...

1st shot is special and others too ~ all very creative photography ~ what a gift to be able to this!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Beautiful clicks... am sure you had a great day there. Loved that Lighthouse pic, great Point of view :)

Chris Rohrer said...

Beautiful day out and about! I love the glass mixed with between the boards. Clever art!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We stayed in an RV Park almost right under that beautiful bridge. We were surprised to find out we liked this city as well as we did. If that makes sense. Coming from the Pacific NW, we'd really never heard much about it at all. We had planned to just stay overnight and we extended for three nights and could have stayed longer happily.

Thank you for your input on the sugar and sprawl mess in Florida. We still love it here, but the state sure does have some problems. (I guess no place is perfect.)

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - always something to photograph along a waterfront - although huge spiders are not always the most welcome!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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