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.

July 2012 desktop

One of the best things about lakeside living is the abundance of sky!

For specific screen resolutions go here.
Since I’ve had numerous requests for aircraft calendars, I’ve prepared an alternate calendar which is posted on Ignace Airways Facebook page.

rippled reflection

Ah, such a beautiful sunset reflecting on the surface of Agimak Lake…

Oh, no! Something has disturbed the water!

Panning slightly to the left…Lindor!!

Okay. Let’s play.

Liquid mirror

Agimak Lake, Ignace, Ontario

One of the things I look forward to most in spring is having the lake surface smooth like glass multiplying the beauty of our sunsets. Although the lake in front of our home is still frozen tight to the shore, where the creek runs out, there is always open water. The foreground in the image above is ice The area of open water looks larger than it is because the shadow of the far shore hides the fact that 95% of the lake is still frozen.