Take highway 70 from the town of Winter east to county highway BB about four to five miles outside of town. The turn will be on your left if you're traveling east. Follow county road BB for about four miles to Forest Road 174/Barker Lake Road. Turn right onto FR 174/Barker Lake Road for about seven miles to Black Lake Road/Forest Road 172. Go right on this road to the campground which will be about eight to ten miles on your right hand side. Distances are approximate. Use a GPS or up-to-date map for more accuracy.
Myself and a friend were camping in Black Lake campground inside the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin's largest forest. Fall is the best time for camping because the crowds are much reduced and the weather is cooler and more comfortable. For some reason I found myself drawn to this scene but wasn't sure exactly why. I tried to isolate certain aspects of the view with different lenses and viewpoints but couldn't come up with anything that really grabbed me. I finally decided on this composition, which had some distracting elements on the right hand side of the frame. I cropped to an 8x10 format in Lightroom as I felt this gave the most pleasing composition.
Stand of autumn birch trees in background framed by two conifer trees along the edge of Black Lake.