Growing up, I spent the majority of my summers at a summer camp in the mountains of Pennsylvania, living in cabins and doing camp-like things like archery, canoeing, cooking over fires, sleeping out, etc. I stretched my time there as long as I could, until things like summer classes at college, having a mortgage, and the need for a full-time job got in the way. Learning to spend summers in the city was a bit of a shock and somewhat claustrophobic feeling, despite living in an area where I’m surrounded by lakes and being blessed with an amazing backyard. I’ve grown more accustomed to it now but still relish the opportunity to head out to the boonies when I can.
Last week, the stars aligned and we were able to take a very brief trip up to the North Shore. I photographed a session at Minnehaha Park on Friday morning, headed home and strapped the bikes to the car and off we went.
In addition to reading ALL the books, I was especially looking forward to doing some personal photography. I packed up a whole arsenal of lenses to bring with me. While there, I read zero books and the camera never left my bag. Oops. My ever-present iPhone camera got all the use instead and even though that wasn’t my intention, it was still pretty fun.
All of these were taken and processed with my iPhone.
Skylight above the bed! I loved this so much. Not only could I see the stars, but the window opened and I got to enjoy terrific lake breezes all night long.
On the left, the Gitchi-Gammi trail where I finally got a chance to take my new bike out for an official trail ride. On the right, dinner at Sven & Ole’s!
The view from our house.
They sat and held hands as the moon rose.
The moon was amazing and directly out our window.
And the reflection of it when it got dark was equally stunning.
We headed out early Sunday morning, stopped at Grandma’s in Duluth for lunch on the way back and returned in time for me to photograph Roger Waters performing The Wall. Not too shabby for a weekend!
(Apps I use: Hipstamatic, LemmeLemme, VSCO, Instagram, Camera+, ProHDR)