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On the Shores of Gitche Gumee

Posted by
Kathe (Marquette, Michigan, United States) on 19 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

One of my favorite beaches in this area, just off of the Song Bird Trail. This shot is looking towards Little Presque Isle.

The title comes from the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, called The Song of Hiawatha. (These are two separate links.) More information can be found on Wikipedia.

NIKON D40 1/320 second F/10.0 ISO 200 70 mm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Looks a little different than the northern shores of this humungous basin of water. Our shores seem to have a little more rock. Great shot by the way.

19 Apr 2009 12:01pm

@Lee: We have some really rocky areas here as well. In fact, if you walk around the point at the end of this shot, it becomes mostly rocks and cliffs and less sand.

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Really nice, we have very similar beaches here. A I'm just a stone throw away across the water from you :-)


19 Apr 2009 3:04pm

@Roman: I know - I've been to Thunder Bay. :^)
But it has been many, many years since I've been over your way.

Marcie from United States

Lovely beach scene. Nice composition and color.

19 Apr 2009 5:04pm

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Must be nice to be near a beach like that. Your shot makes me want to take off my shoes and run on the sand. ;-)

19 Apr 2009 8:24pm

@B. Thomas: Without a vehicle, this beach isn't very close. With a vehicle, I'm there in...oh, about 5-10 minutes. ;^)

We do have some beaches within walking distance. But it's just not the same when it's filled with people, or when you can hear traffic. Very few left with a treeline either.

Michelle N from Palm Bay, FL, United States

Obviously I love this picture, makes me miss home and REAL beaches unlike the beaches here!

20 Apr 2009 1:31am

@Michelle N: It's calling you, Michelle. ;^)

jane | wildgulch from San Francisco, United States

Looks like tropical sand until you see the trees. Beautiful scene, nicely captured.

20 Apr 2009 2:12am

@jane | wildgulch: And until you see the ice and snow on the rocks of Little Presque Isle, which is just to the left of this shot. Nothing tropical about that. ;^)

Mindy | f-stopMarin from United States

Looks like we both had beaches on the mind today. But where are the people here? Nice scene. I like the sand step.

20 Apr 2009 3:23am

@Mindy | f-stopMarin: If you squint, you might be able to see someone walking in the distance. ;^)

There were actually a lot fewer people there than I thought there'd be on the first really nice day of the year. Probably due to the fact that we still had to walk through some snow in the woods to get to the beach. And the "step" was caused by the waves - probably during the previous night. But you probably already knew that.

1/320 second
ISO 200
70 mm