Photography of Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Region

August 18 - Placid Lake

Placid Lake

August 18 - Early light near Grand Marais breaks the grip of night.
Mid-August is a quiet season on Lake Superior, leaving an opening for incredibly restful scenery.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23

August Gallery

  • Through the Looking Glass

    August 1st - Through the Looking Glass - This late afternoon rainbow over the Duluth Harbor lasted for a few minutes yet caught your attention in an episode of awe. Rainbows are beautiful representations of hope and a promise from God to put your trust in Him. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

  • Down the Canal

    August 2 - Down the Canal - A sunrise from a different perspective is always an exciting endeavor. This image, taken from a kayak, brings the light and water much closer to our senses and envelopes us with the beauty of Lake Superior. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

  • Freighter in the Sunrise

    August 3 - Freighter in the Sunrise - A quiet early morning stroll along Park Point Beach often develops into a photo opportunity. Here, a ship waits at anchor for its turn to load grain. During the first weeks of August, Lake Superior is the quietest time of year on the shores of the big lake and an excellent time for a long walk. Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. Ecclesiastes 4:6

  • Schooner Cruising

    August 4 - Schooner Cruising - A cool breeze off Lake Superior blows the Schooner Hjørdis into the Grand Marais Harbor. The Hjørdis is a 1978 gaff-rigged schooner that operates from the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. The lichen-covered rocks, lighthouse, blue water, and sails bring a sense of calm to the North Shore on a perfect August evening. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23

  • Summer at Split Rock Lighthouse

    August 5th - Summer at Split Rock Lighthouse - This majestic lighthouse stands watch over the North Shore of Lake Superior and has been a symbol of strength and fortitude for 110 years. The keepers faithfully ensured the light shone over the waters of Lake Superior, guiding ships to safety and refuge. Split Rock Lighthouse sits on a foundation of immovable rock. Just as this mighty light stands on a rock, so Jesus is our foundation in this world. In Christ alone, we can put our faith in Him. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

  • Roses, Rainbows, and Sailboats - A Time For Everthing.

    August 6 - Roses, Rainbows & Sailboats - A time for Everything! August brings in the peak of summer glory and a time to refresh your soul. The Duluth Rose Garden is the perfect escape, and your senses fill with the sweet aroma of the roses. The overflow of color and sea breezes off Lake Superior add relaxation and peace of mind. A time for Everything! For Everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

  • Duluth - Eagle Eye View

    August 8 - Birds Eye View of Duluth - Duluth, Minnesota, is located on the far western tip of Lake Superior. The "Zenith City" combines parks, lakeshore, wildlife, and weather to make a great city. God has blessed this region with abundant natural resources for us to enjoy every day and give Him the glory for His creation in this part of the world. For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36

  • Sunrise Through the Lens

    August 7-Wisconsin Point Lighthouse - The Wisconsin Point Lighthouse has observed this sunrise over Lake Superior for over 100 years. Here, the July sunrise over Lake Superior beams through the lens of the lantern room of this magnificent lighthouse. Just as lighthouses guide ships, the Word of God shows man. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119: 105

  • Harbor Moon

    August 9-Harbor Moon The moon rising over Duluth Harbor is always a sight to enjoy, but, in the short nights of August, it is seldom seen. "Like the moon it shall be established forever, a faithful witness in the skies.” Psalm 89:37

  • Lights

    August 10th - Lights - sunshine pours through the lens of the North Pier Lighthouse in Duluth. Catching a Lake Superior sunrise is a peaceful and soul-filling experience, much like reading God's Word - The Bible. You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28

  • Gone Fishing!

    August 11-Gone Fishing! - A fishing charter heads out onto Lake Superior, and the first thing they see is a beautiful sunrise. The big lake is abundant in lake trout, salmon, and walleye, which have provided sustenance and a livelihood for generations. The calm waters of Lake Superior during the first two weeks of August are a good time of reflection and vacation as the changes in the seasons will soon be upon us. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23

  • Deep Forest Sunrise

    August 12 - Deep Forest Sunrise - The rising sun backlights a ridge of pine trees on a hazy August morning. His splendor is like the sunrise. Rays shine from his hand, where his power is hidden. Hab 3:4

  • Moon Shine

    August 13 - Full Moon in the Pines - Mid-August is a time to reflect on the past summer and the autumn beauty that lies ahead. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. Genesis 1:16

  • Rose Framed Bridge

    August 14 - Rose Framed Bridge - This Duluth Rose Garden graces the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth. A spectacular extension of Leif Erikson Park, Duluth's Rose Garden offers a beautiful arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. There's also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden, and plenty of benches overlooking the lake. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:2-3

  • Silent Night

    August 15th - Silent Night - The Milky Way slowly drifts across the night sky as the seasonal clock ticks forward. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.” Psalm 19:1, 2

  • Distant Fire

    August 16-Distant Fire August Scattered thunderstorms highlight the horizon as the Milky Way drifts across the August sky at Split Rock State Park. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26

  • Copper Harbor Lighthouse

    August 17 - Copper Harbor Lighthouse Located on Hays Point at the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Copper Harbor Lighthouse began operation in the spring of 1849 and was the second lighthouse to be activated on Lake Superior.

  • Placid Lake

    August 18 - Early light near Grand Marais breaks the grip of night. Mid-August is a quiet season on Lake Superior, leaving an opening for incredibly restful scenery. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23

  • Outward Bound

    An ore carrier makes it's way out onto Lake Superior from the Duluth Canal.

  • Your Place in Space

    August 19th - Your Place in Space - Hidden along the shoreline of Lake Superior are many coves and inlets where you can stop and catch your breath, relax and find your place in the universe. Nature declares the glory of God; we have to look in the right places. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26

  • Apostle Island Sea Caves

    Sea Cave Splender

  • Crescent Moon Sunrise

    A slim crescent moon hangs over Lake Superior as dawn breaks in the Northland.

  • Locomotive 2719

    August 23rd - History - The histroic 2719 Locomotive travels the North Shore Scenic Railroad near Fitger's Inn in Duluth.

  • Beach Grass and Sunrises

    August 24th - Beach Grass and Sunrises - The light of a breaking sunrise over Lake Superior backlights a freighter as it waited at anchor. This image, taken on a quiet August morning along Park Point Beach, captured God's creation and points to His Glory. He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. Samuel-2 23:4

  • Split Rock Lighthouse

    August 25- Split Rock Lighthouse-Centinal of the Big Lake - Built in 1910, this beautiful lighthouse could only be accessed by water for nearly 15 years. In 1924, the lighthouse became more easily reachable for keepers and families when a road was cut through the forest. Tourists made quick use of the new roadway, and Split Rock Lighthouse became one of the most photographed destinations in Minnesota. Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3

  • Apostle Island Sea Caves

    August 26 - The Apostle Islands sit just offshore from the Bayfield Peninsula on Lake Superior. Erosion of the sandstone has carved out sea caves which can be visited by boat during the summer and on skies during colder winters. The caves are one of the region's wonders and give new meaning to "Heaven on Earth." "Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4

  • Tracks North

    Locomotive 403 crosses the Sucker River Tressel on it's way to Two Harbors.

  • Calm Waters on Lake Superior

    August 28 - Calm Waters on Lake Superior - The light of a sunrise on Lake Superior bathes the calm waters in warm beauty. “He made the storm be still and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.” Psalm 107:29-30

  • Caribou Lake Sunset

    colors in the clouds

  • Moonlights

    Moonrise over Duluth Lighthouse

  • Heavenly Sparks

    17 image composite image of lightning over Caribou Lake

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