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adam  
07/12/2009 06:04PM
It is time to start the July 2009 Photo Contest.

The theme for this month's contest is "Sunsets and Sunrises".

Monthly Category: Pictures of Canoe Country Sunsets and Sunrises

There is again a special reward for this months contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at WildernessPassages.com

Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.

Rules:
- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).

- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month.

- You must be the photographer of the photo.

- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.

- Please describe in the message where the picture is from.

- Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators.

- A member may win once per year.

- Photos must be posted to this message by 11:59pm on July 31st.

- Photos must be in jpg or gif format to be uploaded to the site.

Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.

Thank you for participating!

Adam

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ILikePike  
07/12/2009 06:37PM
Caribou Lake sunset after a storm August 2008

thecanoeman  
07/12/2009 07:32PM
Sunset on Lynx lake June 2009
Beemer01  
07/12/2009 08:17PM
Bonus points for having a BWCA.com sticker on the canoe? :-)
buttercup  
07/12/2009 08:30PM
Sunrise-Lake Saganaga 06-01-09
kanoes  
07/12/2009 08:39PM
dawn on weird lake. october, 2008
airmorse  
07/12/2009 09:06PM


Lady Boot Bay.
Navigator  
07/12/2009 09:29PM
Sunset on Little Saganaga, BWCA, June 2009
Navigator  
07/12/2009 09:29PM
kanoes  
07/12/2009 09:31PM
two posts wont help tom. :)
Navigator  
07/12/2009 09:32PM
Opps! Your post says Oct 2009?? Posting something that hasn't happened yet also won't help :)
fishguts  
07/12/2009 11:15PM

Suzanette
Knoozer  
07/12/2009 11:26PM
View from my hammock as I woke up overlooking Malberg Lake, June 15, 2009.
ozarkpaddler  
07/13/2009 12:49AM
May 2009 East Pike. TW
Mickeal  
07/13/2009 02:14AM
Sunrise on Rush Lake

ellroy2  
07/13/2009 10:20AM
June 2008 Beth Lake

woodpecker  
07/13/2009 10:22AM
Upper Pauness June 11, 2009

Woodpecker
NorthWoodsDreamer  
07/13/2009 11:26AM
Wow! Great pictures. Ellroy2 - that is an awesome shot!
white80a  
07/13/2009 11:43AM
sept 08 insula , the morning we left good thing for gps
rkylake  
07/13/2009 01:59PM
This was taken from the Wink Lake campsite overlook.

lmislinski  
07/13/2009 02:23PM
Great shot ellroy2!
lmislinski  
07/13/2009 02:23PM
ozark - love the colors.
jamotrade  
07/13/2009 03:07PM
Isabella Lake 6/11/09
L.T.sully  
07/13/2009 04:00PM
Meeds Lake July 2008
uberben  
07/13/2009 04:08PM
apugarcia  
07/13/2009 04:28PM


Sunrise over Crooked Lake, Friday Bay, Sept. 2008
Blackstick  
07/13/2009 04:47PM
Beaverhouse Lake
moose plums  
07/13/2009 04:57PM
Sunrise on Missing Link
mhclon  
07/13/2009 05:36PM
Getting ready for a soak and a cocktail on Little Crab.
dalet  
07/13/2009 07:45PM
Sunset on Basswood lake Sept 08
bowpaddle  
07/13/2009 08:36PM
Sunrise on Insula, June 2006
mcsweem  
07/13/2009 08:38PM
Birch lake June 10th 2009
mr.barley  
07/13/2009 09:33PM
Lake Agnes sunset
whiteh20  
07/13/2009 09:48PM


Larch Lake 2008
QPassage  
07/13/2009 09:54PM
Kawnipi Lake not far from the portage to Montgomery Lake
qp

luv2pack  
07/13/2009 10:32PM
Sunset on Fourtown
Lemieux  
07/14/2009 09:23AM
Sunset on Oyster June 09
Arkansas Man  
07/14/2009 09:51AM
Sunset and a fool moon on Iron...



Bruce
apugarcia  
07/14/2009 10:32AM
Looking at this pics, and I realize that I cannot WAIT to get back to the BW!!!!!!

Going in Labor Day.
Corsair  
07/14/2009 12:35PM
Friday the 10th of this year.

Horseshoe Lake Sunset

wetcanoedog  
07/14/2009 03:14PM
sunset beams,crepuscular rays,at Snow Bay June 2009
spankatolla  
07/14/2009 04:18PM
Smoke Lake, July 2009
edgeways  
07/14/2009 06:11PM
South East Lac La Croix. July 4th weekend 2009
lmislinski  
07/14/2009 08:19PM
I've posted this photo in other threads before, but it's my favorite sunset photo due to the great memories of a perfect Labor Day weekend getaway it conjures.

Perent Lake
bdubber  
07/14/2009 08:28PM
lmislinski  
07/14/2009 08:39PM
Ben - that's a great shot! It has that nostalgic look to it.
nakor  
07/14/2009 09:26PM
Lunetta Lake. First night ever in the BWCA.
Jiimaan  
07/14/2009 09:30PM
Fourtown Lake 2007
twincy  
07/14/2009 10:59PM


Long time lurker, first time poster : ) I love this site!
tony  
07/15/2009 12:47AM
Tea time on Lake Two





tony
rlhedlund  
07/15/2009 04:01AM
Sunset on Ogish, May 19, 2009



The actual sunset was behind me and reflected onto this thunderhead.
Spartan2  
07/15/2009 05:39AM
Clearwater Palisades at dawn, September 22, 2004
gutmon  
07/15/2009 06:25AM
Sunset on the Kawishiwi River, September 2005. There was a fire nearby, adding some great colors to the sky.

Grouseman  
07/15/2009 09:07AM
Sunset on Smoke Lake in October of 2008


snakecharmer  
07/15/2009 07:32PM
Sunset silhouettes ~ Lac La Croix

bapabear  
07/15/2009 08:13PM


Disappointment lake sunset.

There are so many beautiful pics when this topic comes up I love to see them.
kanoes  
07/15/2009 08:24PM
awesome pic charmer! whos in the "railroad" hat?
snakecharmer  
07/15/2009 08:38PM
Hahaha. That would be a certain home brewing expert you met at Wing Nite II.
kanoes  
07/15/2009 08:43PM
for some strange reason i recognize that hats profile! my bother inlaw worked for the milwaukee road for years, that must be why. LOL
snakecharmer  
07/15/2009 08:45PM
bapabear - that is just an incredible shot!
knothead180  
07/15/2009 08:47PM

Lake Two Sunset. August, 2007
Bearfoot  
07/15/2009 09:32PM
Sunset on Insula (May 09) during my first solo.



Great photos everyone!

C
Ho Ho  
07/16/2009 05:57AM
Sunset After the Storm, Moose Bay of Crooked Lake, August 2008

SynisterParts  
07/16/2009 10:29AM
stuart lake June 2009
mr.barley  
07/16/2009 12:34PM
Kanoes and Snakecharmer,

That IS in fact me. However, I would not be caught dead in a railroad hat.
snakecharmer  
07/16/2009 12:46PM
OK Casey :)
ironmike  
07/16/2009 01:02PM
Insula Sunset July 8, 2009
lmunch85  
07/16/2009 02:27PM


Sunset on Fourtown Lake. July 2009

I really don't know how you pick the best sunrise/sunset. There are so many that are absolutely amazing. Good photography everyone.
ChadLeo  
07/16/2009 04:04PM
Beautiful shots everyone!
azondervan  
07/16/2009 07:22PM
Mustang Sally  
07/16/2009 08:42PM
"Time Slipping Away" Sawbill Lake (June-2009) The perfect evening for the beginning of a great trip.
j corrigan  
07/16/2009 11:42PM
Rlhedlund, that picture is powerful, reminds of a poem I wrote:

I-35, somewhere north of Ames, dad's old canoe strapped to the van.
Our tires swallowing lines as we make the late push for the north woods.
August heat and memories drove us out of Omaha hours ago.

The Twins are on the radio, our two girls talking softly in the back seats.
My wife and I exchanging small talk and big eyes, while closer still, Our baby boy sleeps.

Thunderheads pile up in the eastern sky
Their peaks grow pink in the glow of green corn and a setting Iowa Sun.
I am half certain of the smell of a cigarette being smoked by the Soul of my father as he rides along with us, somewhere in this van,
Cheering, longing, hoping for us
As we speed north into the darkening night.

Boppa  
07/17/2009 10:00AM
Morning begins on Gabbro Lake
Boppa
MooseTrack  
07/17/2009 12:07PM
somewhere fishing in the BW during sunset
Kiporby  
07/17/2009 04:19PM
Emerald Lake, May 2009

uwmarchy  
07/17/2009 04:38PM
"Sunset Reflection"
skidplate  
07/17/2009 07:04PM


Sunrise on Little Gabbro 6-14-09 4:51am
pmagoo7777  
07/17/2009 07:45PM
Shell Lake
gutmon  
07/17/2009 08:17PM
Skidplate- I think we have a winner. That is a beautiful shot!
bapabear  
07/17/2009 08:38PM
I agree with gutmon - nice shot skidplate.
bear bait  
07/18/2009 12:40AM
either Oyster Lake or Lake Agnes, can't remember which.
satchmoa  
07/18/2009 07:06AM

October sunset on Lake Three
dnehls  
07/18/2009 08:21AM
Add a photo to this message please

"End to the prefect day"
Cummings lake
June 10
ktoivola  
07/18/2009 12:23PM


Crooked June 09
firemed1916  
07/19/2009 07:57AM


Lake Insula Sunset
ducks  
07/19/2009 05:06PM


Kawishiwi Lake June 2008
johanismyvzual57  
07/19/2009 07:03PM


Sunset on Seagull Lake
ChadLeo  
07/19/2009 07:58PM
Kawishiwi Lake Sunrise - June 13th, 2009
ChadLeo  
07/19/2009 08:01PM
Skidplate nice shot. We had the same cloud structure on Kawishiwi Lake that very morning. I got a really nice shot of it as well.
apugarcia  
07/20/2009 11:49AM
Bear Bait - that purple photo is awesome but if you can't remember where you took it, you're automatically disqualified :)
ducks  
07/20/2009 12:43PM
Hey ChadLeo, I was in site #2 from June 11-14, 2009. Which site were you at? I probably talked to you. Just didn't know we were fellow bwca.comers. I met cowboymac that weekend also.
mwd1976  
07/20/2009 01:07PM


Sunrise Horsehoe Lake Oct 2008
ChadLeo  
07/20/2009 01:33PM
ducks, I was on site #1 from June 12th-14th with a blonde girl. I had the black VW Jetta, was that you I spoke to about Volkswagons? I should have worn my bwca.com shirt. Haha.
ducks  
07/20/2009 09:28PM
ha ha, yep, that was us. My father in law asked you about the Jetta and ended up buying one that Monday right after we got home. I think you were his last bit of research. I should have worn my shirt too. I wore it there the year before and there weren't any other bwca.comers around. This year I don't wear it and the sites on both sides of me have bwca.com members.
h20man  
07/20/2009 09:51PM


This is a photo of the sunrise on Jordan Lake.
bear bait  
07/21/2009 09:45AM
apugarcia - haha, theres alway a catch:)
pictureguy  
07/21/2009 09:48AM
SUNRISE ON ALDER LAKE 2007
farmpaddler  
07/21/2009 10:11AM
Morning fog lifting on Clearwater, fall 2008.
ChadLeo  
07/21/2009 10:54AM
Haha ducks, how random. That's great you're father in law joined the Jetta club!

Cool photo farmpaddler.
finnbay  
07/21/2009 11:00PM
Morning Coffee on Disappointment Lake.
mr.barley  
07/21/2009 11:36PM
This thread is starting to look like a Terry Redlin gallery.
Canoe Dude  
07/22/2009 12:20AM
Iron Lake, early August 2006
(although i did win a hat for taking second place in one of the contests for this photo a year or two ago).




If that disqualifies it, I'll submit this one from Little Loon lake, July 2007:
jgregersen  
07/22/2009 10:29AM
I'm glad I don't have to judge this catagory! What a bunch of beautiful pictures. I can't wait to get back up there.
RoJoYo  
07/22/2009 12:34PM
Polly Lake Sunset - May 2009

Mustang Sally  
07/22/2009 12:35PM
I agree with you Jgregersen. There are some great pictures for this month. Best of luck Judges!
campgirl  
07/22/2009 01:02PM
Basswood 2007
smb  
07/23/2009 07:21AM
Fourtown Sunset - July 2009
nojobro  
07/23/2009 07:55AM
There are so many gorgeous pics here there is no point in me entering with the hope of winning, but I'll enter anyway. ;-) I do not envy the judges...I don't know how I'd ever pick a favorite! This picture was taken in June 1998, and I don't know exactly which lake but in the area of Horse Lake.

Navigator  
07/23/2009 03:35PM
I agree nojobro, there are some amazing shots here this month! I think Adam has lost his marbles picking this theme for the month, if not, he certainly will trying to pick a winner! Whomever it is, they should be proud to win amongst such strong competition!
520eek  
07/23/2009 04:06PM
Wow to purple bear bait! And farm paddler, that is a great shot!
rlhedlund  
07/23/2009 06:27PM
corrigan - glad you enjoyed the photo. This is the best group of shots I've seen by far. too many winners to pick one, or even ten.
dpc1969anoka  
07/23/2009 08:26PM
Sunrise on Lake Phoebe - Returning Rain To The Sky
nelsonone  
07/24/2009 06:20AM

Captured this on a early morning at Lake Phoebe. Watched this Moose and her young one for some time. This was a great first site to see when I walked out of the tent that morning.
CIIcanoe  
07/24/2009 08:48AM


Middle Kilburn Lake, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Chuck

CIIcanoe.com
lmislinski  
07/24/2009 09:30AM
Nelsonone - I think that is one of my favorite BWCA shots I've ever seen. Great job!
mattmilleroutdoors  
07/24/2009 12:17PM
sunset on agnes 2008.
gutmon  
07/24/2009 12:56PM
Nelsonone- that is one fantastic shot! I thought it was a double exposure at first but then realized I was seeing the trees in the background through the fog. Very nice!
mr.barley  
07/24/2009 03:38PM
nelsonone,

Simply an awesome shot. If I had a vote, you'd get it no question.
gutmon  
07/24/2009 09:17PM
nelsonone- I'm sorry for taking liberties with your photo, but I couldn't not show you after I did...it feels like it's a million years old- guess it is.
smb  
07/25/2009 06:17AM
HighPlainsDrifter  
07/25/2009 09:39PM

Sunrise Karl Lake
September 17, 2008

farmer II  
07/26/2009 04:53PM
South Arm of Knife Lake Aug 08
nojobro  
07/27/2009 09:28AM
I stand corrected. I didn't think it would be possible to pick one winner, and then I saw nelsonone's picture. It'd be great, like many on here, without the moose...but add the moose and it's absolutely fantastic. I hope I get to see something at least half as neat as that on my upcoming trip. Wow.
EricL  
07/27/2009 02:02PM
We woke to this view on the first morning of our trip - on Crooked Lake. It was a perfectly quiet, still lake:

lostreef  
07/28/2009 09:07PM


Kawishiwi River
nelsonone  
07/29/2009 05:18PM
gutmon- NP on the photo, I have never looked at this picture as a black and white. I think I may have to print one for my office to put next to the color one I have.

Thank you everybody for the kind words! This is one of my prize photos from all of my BWCA pictures that I have taken in the last 15 years. I hope there are many more to come.

The pictures in this month are all so perfect, I am glad that I am not a judge it would be hard for me to pick any one of these.
gutmon  
07/29/2009 06:20PM
How about I print two and send both to you? If you could sign one and send it back I would love to have one in my office as well. (good to have early stuff from people before they become famous...)
nelsonone  
07/29/2009 07:04PM
GutMon, send me your email so I can get your address and I will send you a 5x7 signed.
dave111  
07/29/2009 09:54PM
East Bearskin Aug 08
dmr  
07/29/2009 11:20PM
Humbly submitted:

Sunset on Lake Polly, July, 2006 Thanks for posting, everyone!
Dennisal  
07/30/2009 08:04AM


August 2008 - LAKE THREE
apugarcia  
07/30/2009 11:08AM
nelsonone, your picture is like, National Geographic, end-of-year best-of photography stuff. That's the best picture of the BW I've ever seen. The trees peeking through the fog in the background added to the mama and baby moose, I can't believe that picture is real. I'd love to hang that puppy on the wall as a 10x12.
Earl  
07/30/2009 11:22AM
Stunning pictures.
Nelsonone - truly a winner, what's your camera?
Lostreef: love your pic too, more curious about what the hell's going on in your profile picture...?
Vanny  
07/30/2009 12:45PM
Post-storm sunset on Missing Link June 2009
nelsonone  
07/30/2009 12:55PM
Earl-
I have a Canon Rebel 300d with a Sigma 28mm-300mm lens. That picture was shot at about 220mm. I use a Carbon fiber tripod with a standard run of the mill head. Some day I will upgrade (when I win the powerball)! :) Thank all of you for your kind remarks!
eglath  
07/30/2009 02:13PM
Not for the contest...just for fun...North Wilder Lake, May 2008
outdrs10  
07/30/2009 03:44PM
I wish I had gotten up about 5 minutes earlier.
520eek  
07/31/2009 02:18PM
Very nice nelsonone! Well done! I also would enjoy a print of that hanging on the wall!
jtroeser  
07/31/2009 11:26PM


saganagons 7/09
dmr  
08/01/2009 12:51PM
Hey Beemer,
Which lake did your picture come from? The campsite looks familiar, but I can't quite place it....
joshawes  
08/03/2009 02:45PM


Brule Lake
bapabear  
08/04/2009 10:35PM
I keep getting drawn back to look through these pictures. They are incredible. I wish my one and only trip for the year wasn't over already so I could be seeing a few more of these in person. Good luck judges.
campgirl  
08/07/2009 01:20PM
Nelsonone - Awesome picture! When they say a picture is worth a 1000 words that's what they meant. I just can't put it all into words.
Rich Mahogony  
08/08/2009 01:30PM
All of these pictures are amazing, only one gave goosebumps. Nelsonone, that is truly breathtaking. I love the ghostly pines in the background.
Basspro69  
08/10/2009 05:38PM
Amazing pictures everyone, they're going to have a very difficult time choosing a winner from all those great photos. Those pictures are what I imagine heaven looks like !!
airmorse  
08/19/2009 09:14AM
Hope it's not too late. I'm sure not a winner but this was taken in 2008 on upper Pauness.

nojobro  
08/26/2009 07:48PM
Has a winner been picked? Did I miss it while I was on my trip?
adam  
08/27/2009 05:02PM
The winner of the July photo contest is Spartan2! A very tough month to vote as the sunset/sunrises theme tends to be. I am sure we will see a number of the entries in the year end contest.

The trip report contest winners is dan1523!

The extra hat goes to twincy.

Thank you everyone for sharing such great photos and trip reports!
moose plums  
08/27/2009 05:43PM
Congrats Spartan2! Nice photo...I love the Clearwater palisades!
airmorse  
08/27/2009 08:35PM
Congrats to S2, Dan 1523, and Twincy.
nelsonone  
08/28/2009 07:00AM
Congrats Spartan2! Very Nice Shot.
Spartan2  
08/28/2009 07:53AM
Thank you. But I have to say, honestly, I would have picked yours, nelsonone. I think it is a true work of art.
apugarcia  
08/28/2009 10:39AM
Spartan2 with the upset!

You could make a 5-year calendar with photos from this thread.
lmislinski  
08/28/2009 11:29AM
apu - great idea! What do you say Adam? A BWCA.com sunset calendar could be a great fund-raiser for the site...
apugarcia  
08/28/2009 03:20PM
Or a calendar with each month's winning pictures? I'd buy one.
bapabear  
08/28/2009 04:54PM
Congratulations winners! I like the calendar idea, but now a question.....which twelve to pick from among so many??
 
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