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March 16th, 2015

Behind The Shot: Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands By Ernie Vater—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Still Remains web
  The Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands are nothing short of amazing. Centuries of erosion have sculpted the sandstone cliffs of the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore into a maze of intricate passageways and caves. Only accessible via Lake Superior, they provide kayakers with beautiful scenes, and photography opportunities, during calm days in the …
September 28th, 2014

Lake Superior: Three Favorite Destinations

Posted By Ian Plant
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America, and is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Known by the native Ojibwe people as Gichigami—”big water”—mighty Superior can be at times tranquil as a mirror, and at others as violent as a hurricane. It is …
March 7th, 2014

My Birthday Present

Posted By Ian Plant
"Ice Age"—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, USA (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) A few days ago—I’m not going to say when—it was my birthday. I’m not bringing this up to elicit “Happy Birthdays” from everyone (please don’t bother). Birthdays are essentially meaningless to me; in fact, I had totally forgotten it was my birthday until I got a scattering of calls from the few …
January 2nd, 2013

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) The New Year is upon us, a time for past reflection and future resolve. Everyone feels that urge to put their mistakes behind them, to make amends, and to start fresh with a clean slate. If you’re like me, however, you probably find the process of making resolutions to be a challenging …
August 31st, 2012

Go With the Flow

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Devil's Eye" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) George Lepp just posted an excellent article on the importance of pre-visualization, in which he discussed using modern digital technology to help you fully realize your artistic vision. While pre-visualization is certainly an important aspect of the photographic process, I thought I’d use George’s article as an opportunity to talk about the …