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. I was pushing myself to take photos but was having difficulty connecting with the place. I always try and let the landscape speak to me and present me with photo opportunities, not the other way around. But on this occasion I obligating myself to come home with something. As I was walking along the water's edge I noticed the clouds reflecting in the mirror smooth surface of the lake. I positioned the camera so the clouds would take up the space next to the weeds jutting out of the water. I like this image for it's almost abstract quality and the fact that I was able to be successful in a difficult situation.
Sunset clouds reflecting in the surface of Black Lake with weeds poking through surface.