Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Esther Lake to the Cascade Falls
Morning on Esther Lake.
|Blueberry Blossoms at Esther Lake
|Morning on Esther Lake
|Land of Sky Blue Waters
|Paper Birch Wood
|Downstream from Cascade Falls towards Lake Superior.
|The top of the Falls. I first took a photo from this vantage back in `'77. It was quite a scramble to get down here. In 2006 there was too much undergrowth to attempt it, but this year that was gone, and I managed to scramble down again, but it was nerve racking, and I took but one photo ... I'm not as young as I once was.
|Orange Lichen on the Canyon Wall.
Much to my surprise I spent six hours here on photo-recon. I could spend several days just here, drawing & painting, as there are so many different vantage points and intimate views, and the variables in lighting, as the Sun moves through the day, makes each of them a different painting for almost every hour of the day; factor in the seasons, then a year here would be well spent. But my time is limited in my beloved Northwoods; I must soon move on into the West painting and drawing over the next few months on my way back to Oregon, and so I will let the photographs tell the story.
|Views of the Cascades from the footbridge.
|Along the Cascades ... these stairs always make me think of forest Elves.
|View downstream from the Elven Stairs.
|Farther into the Canyon of the Cascades.
|The last Falls.
|Above the last Falls from the other side.
|Turning towards the view upriver.
|Upriver from the Cascades.
|Turning to look downstream ... the last Falls is around the bend.
|Strolling back downstream.
|Afternoon light at the Cascades.
|Evening light at Horseshoe Bay.
|Moon over the Islet.