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lifeboatFriends, In 2010 when the tall ships entered Duluth, I took hundreds of images and put them together in a book titled “Tall Ships and Other Lifeboats”.  This year I didn’t take as many images but the lifeboat theme is still in my perspective.  When the Niagara went by my vantage point, I centered on the lifeboat strapped to her side.  I realize that photography has always been my lifeboat.  til Tomorrow MJ



niagara comparisonFriends, the tall ship Niagara entered the harbor at Duluth during the Tall Ship Parade.  She is one of the larger ships and sits flat on the water.  I wasn’t in love with the color version, so rendered her in black and white, then in sepia to give it an old time flavor.  Which version do you prefer? til Tomorrow MJ

niagara sepia


Tall Ship Day

niagara 2011Friends, I am very excited today we are going to Duluth to photograph the tall ship parade as 10 ships enter the Duluth harbor from the mighty Lake Superior.  This is an image of the Niagara as it entered the canal marked by the little lighthouse in 2011.  Lots of history concerning the war of 1812 is connected to many of these ships and I hope to be in this same spot today to photo their entry.  In 2010 we had 12 ships for the festival, but in 2011 and 2012 only 2-3 ships were present for the show.  In 2011 you can see the weather was less than favorable, but today dawned bright and cheerful so good images may be possible. til Tomorrow MJ


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