Gitche Gumee

Mark Bolen

Michigan, United States

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The winds of November came early over Lake Superior. Just like the great song by Gordon Lightfoot that honored the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the winds picked up out of no where and the clouds started to roll in.
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Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Music and lyrics ©1976 by Gordon Lightfoot

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called “Gitche Gumee.”
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
when the “Gales of November” came early.
-———— portion of Gordon’s music ends here

The winds of November came early over the biggest great lake; Lake Superior (“Gitche Gumee”). I don’t know how windy it actually was, but you had to lean into the wind to move forward. It took many attempts in this wind to capture a set of HDR images that didn’t contain an distortion from wind shake.

This is a shot at Miner’s Castle in Pictured Rocks State Park.

This is a seven exposure HDR blend using Photomatix 3.2.

Thanks for looking.

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