June 2016 Desktop Calendar

In celebration of the month with the longest day (and in our parts long, lingering sunsets). I’ve chosen one of my favourite sunset shots from one of my favourite sunset spots – Irene Lake.

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Happy summer solstice, my friends!

Ah, Irene!

There are a number of locations around me that never disappoint when it comes to offering beautiful scenes. Irene Lake, just 15 miles by air south of us, is one of those treasures. The water is crystal clear and there are many beautiful sand beaches. Conveniently, we operate a couple of outpost cabins on this lake which require the occasional visit for upkeep and maintenance. 😉

Irene is on a chain of lakes that has been a popular canoe route for centuries. In fact, the beach where the Gamble River runs into Irene Lake has offered up to the diligent observer pieces of pottery or primitive weapons. We affectionately call the spot Artifact Beach. During our last visit, I spent a little time not looking through the lense of my camera and stumbled across the treasure below.

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Of course, I also took a few scenery pictures and selected a view from the water towards the entrance of the Gamble River for my August desktop. If you would like to use the calendar for yours, click here and select the appropriate screen resolution. Enjoy.

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September 2012 desktop

Ah, the crisp fall morning; mist dancing on the water chased by the promise of warm daytime sun.

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de Havilland Beaver C-GZBR at Ignace Outposts’ Hilltop Lake cabin.

feather clouds

These delicate strokes of high altitude ice crystals are part of the cirrus family of clouds also known as mare’s tails. Here’s a cool resource for all things cloud.
Not only were we treated to these clouds at sunset, but the lake was calm!
Calm is a rare treat here at the water’s edge.
Calm is my camera’s friend.
(So is Photoshop – not so nice blue barrel in lower left corner…didn’t notice that when I was shooting…will have to move that next time.)
Very basic but important photo tip: Look for distractions in the entire frame and adjust the angle or zoom accordingly or, if possible, remove the unwanted item(s). It may be easier to do at the time of the shot than in post=processing.

Here’s the view from my neighbour’s beach.