A Bon Echo Sunset

Sneaking away for a quick sunset shoot, I hiked over to a secluded beach with a direct view of Mazinaw Rock. Someone had left their red canoe on the beach which just screamed for me to take its photo, so I positioned the canoe to point towards the sunset as the sun lit up the clouds.

Red Canoe at Sunset

Red Canoe at Sunset

There were some other canoes left on the beach which also became my props for the photo below.

Canoes bathe in the last of the suns rays

Canoes bathe in the last of the suns rays

I decided to try using my ND filter (see more on ND filters here) to make a long exposure as the light began to fade into the blue hour. It smoothed out the surface of the lake and streaked the clouds in the sky for a painterly effect to the photo.

Last light of day

Last light of day

It was worth sneaking away to get these shots. I may have to print a couple out and see how they look on my walls.

Superior Waves

This was our last day in Wawa. Actually more like half day. There had been no luck so far in finding these massive waves that apparently happen on the north shore but we are still hopeful. The wind had picked up overnight so we are hoping to get great shots today.

Old Woman's Bay

Old Woman’s Bay

We went back to Old Woman’s Bay for one final look and although the waves were much larger than the day before it wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for and temperatures in the were very chilly.

Our final stop in the park was at Katherine’s Cove. We were happy to see a lot more waves breaking along the rocky shoreline and I am happy to report that I have way too many photos of these waves.

Katherine's Cove

Waves at Katherine’s Cove

Katherine’s Cove doesn’t just have a rocky shoreline, it also has a lovely sandy beach from where I can sit and take many more photos of waves breaking on the shoreline.

Sand Beach at Katherine's Cove

Sand Beach at Katherine’s Cove

We spent quite a lot of time at Katherine’s Cove but eventually it was time to get warm and start heading in the direction of home. As we drove along the coast towards McKerrow, our home for the evening, we found a couple spots were the waves were exactly as we imagined.

Cold Cabin

Cold Cabin

We couldn’t stay here very long as we needed to get to our motel and get a good hot meal before heading the rest of the way home tomorrow but this cabin photo is one of my favourites of the weekend.

Old Woman Bay

Our second day in Wawa before heading out to Lake Superior Provincial Park we stopped at the iconic goose statute located on the edge of town. This goose is huge! I’m standing at its base as it looms over me.

Wawa Goose

Wawa Goose

Our first stop in the park was back to Old Woman’s Bay. Our hope was to see some substantial waves that the area boasts about this time of year. We were a little unlucky on that front as the waves coming in were on the smaller side but look at that beautiful light.

Old Woman Bay

Old Woman Bay

We did see some remnants of trees that looked like they’d been tossed about by those elusive large waves.

We had a couple stops planned today and one that we hiked up to was Sand Falls. While on our hike it started big fluffy snowflakes fell from the sky.

Above Lower Sand Falls

Above Lower Sand Falls

We wanted to try to get a photograph of the sunset as the skies decided to clear a little later in the day. We raced down to Sandy Beach just as the sun was hitting the edge of the horizon. I quickly shot this photo as I got out of the car.

Sunset at Sandy Beach

Sunset at Sandy Beach

Overall a great day in the park exploring. With one more day left to explore we are still hoping to find some of those waves.

Snowy Wawa

My friend Nigel and I headed up for a long weekend to catch some waves, so to speak, in beautiful snowy Wawa. By “catch some waves” I mean photographically not actually getting in the cold, stormy water of Lake Superior.

Before looking for those waves we decided to explore Michipocten and Wawa for some snowy winter scenes. It wasn’t too hard to find those winter scenes as the snow started lightly falling on the already snow-covered landscape.

Middle Silver Falls in the distance

Middle Silver Falls in the distance

Middle Silver Falls. Black and white version.

Middle Silver Falls. Black and white version.

We explored Michipicoten a little more and found a beach with some small waves crashing and as we explored more we found a boat shed. It looked a little worn but that’s what I loved most about it.

The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed

After exploring Michipicoten we decided to head in Lake Superior Park to scout out some locations and get a few photos along the way. We found this hidden little beach at one of our stops.

A Secret Beach

A Secret Beach

Our final stop of the day before heading back to Wawa for dinner, was Magpie Falls.

Magpie High Falls

Magpie High Falls

As always when travelling there is usually something that is under construction. Little did I think that there would construction at a waterfall. So more intimate photos will have to do.