For 10 years now, I've been fortunate to travel with my good friend, Tom Green, and others, for a truly amazing time. Often, my son, Joe, or Tom's son Rob, also travel with us. This makes it an even more special bonding experience for me, as I don't see Joseph too often, and not for extended time frames like the annual camping trip.
In recent years (the past 5, I think) our mutual friend Doug Winnie has joined us. In fact, two years ago, Doug hosted the adventure at his cabin in Sonoma
. Yep, we were truly roughing it in American wine country... Last year we went where none of us have been before - Newfoundland
. It was, in a word, breathtaking. But most often, we find ourselves camping in or near Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 10 - 12 hour drive from Tom's home in Oakville.
I've been to Superior multiple times now, and Rabbit Blanket lake twice, so my goal this trip was to make images I hadn't before - compositionally speaking. However, when the mornings present you with such grand views of the lake, it's hard not to fall back into making at least some images from similar vantage points as before.
The final image count for this trip was about 550 frames, from three different cameras (Nikon, Lumix and iPhone), which I culled down to about 180 (all of which you can see on my Flickr Site
). From that 180, I further edited down to about 80, many of which you will see here in this project.
The goal of this project is to focus more on the images, rather than the story of the trip. If you want to get more perspective on the trip, I encourage you to check out my Spark Story
on the trip.