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bear bait
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10/17/2010 11:47AM
New Trip Report posted by bear bait

Trip Name: The Numbered Lakes.

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bear bait
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10/17/2010 11:50AM


My trip report is on my website... Trip Report
alpine525
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10/17/2010 12:08PM
Very nice trip report and outstanding photos. We did the 'numberered lakes' in early September - lots of people around. It sounds like you had the lakes to yourself - lucky! Thanks for sharing your experience!
bear bait
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10/17/2010 01:08PM
thanks alpine525

i did the #lakes once before around memorial day and it was like a state park. much different this time of year.
paddlefamily
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10/17/2010 06:01PM
Beautiful area. Your photos were lovely and I thought the time laps photos were a nice addition.

Thanks for sharing.
Malamom
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10/17/2010 06:16PM
Your photos are awesome! Thank you! Have done the numbered lakes twice- once in mid-May and once in mid-Sept. and like you saw few other people.
lars54
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10/17/2010 06:50PM
nice report, and cool pictures
10/17/2010 08:35PM
Nice report and pics. Do you slightly oversaturate, or do you mostly use Curves to adjust the colors? They really pop.
What's your digital hardware?

Two suggestions:
If you enable the reader to open the trip map in a new window it makes it easier to follow along.
Also, a little more information about your campsites and route would be nice, e.g., the route through Bridge Lake.

Thanks. It's always nice to see quality photography that I can set my sights toward.
Savage Voyageur
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10/17/2010 09:11PM
That was very nice. I really liked the time lapse shot of the stars. The colors of the season were beautiful.
bear bait
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10/18/2010 03:01AM
quote Koda: "Nice report and pics. Do you slightly oversaturate, or do you mostly use Curves to adjust the colors? They really pop.
What's your digital hardware?


Two suggestions:
If you enable the reader to open the trip map in a new window it makes it easier to follow along.
Also, a little more information about your campsites and route would be nice, e.g., the route through Bridge Lake.


Thanks. It's always nice to see quality photography that I can set my sights toward."


I don't do much for processing other then some cropping and levels adjustment. when I shoot the photos i purposely under-expose slightly to darken the shadows and saturate the colors a little. shooting early or late in the day helps too.

hardware... nikon D200 digital and the nikon F5 film cameras. the nikon 18-35mm and 80-400mm were the lenses i used the most. also brought the 105mm macro and 28mm prime, but didn't use those much.

i'm not much of a writer and a horrible typer so i compensate by adding lots of pics :)

Bridge Lake is very pretty, wish i would have spent more time there. I was on a mission to get to my car before dark.

thanks for looking
10/18/2010 11:16AM
Your photos are spectacular BearBait! I can tell you put allot of time and effort into them and the results show. The astronomy shots are mesmerizing!

It looks like you hit peak color in the foliage and had great weather.

Where is that campsite with the big sand beach? Is that on Lake Insula? I have heard people on this site mention one like that and was wondering what it looked like.

Thanks for sharing your photos.
aurora
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10/18/2010 02:15PM
Your pictures are simply beautiful, the picture I like the most is the one titled.

"The glow of the fire reveals the trees on a starry night at a Lake Insula camp."
ChazzTheGnome
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10/18/2010 03:40PM
Nice report and great pics. I am trying to learn some outdoor/nature photo skills. I just have a digital point and shoot…do you know of any resources (books, websites, ect) that could help me strengthen my skills and see if this is something I really like (before I make an investment in a dslr or something).



bear bait
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10/18/2010 08:30PM
quote Zulu: "Your photos are spectacular BearBait! I can tell you put allot of time and effort into them and the results show. The astronomy shots are mesmerizing!


It looks like you hit peak color in the foliage and had great weather.


Where is that campsite with the big sand beach? Is that on Lake Insula? I have heard people on this site mention one like that and was wondering what it looked like.


Thanks for sharing your photos.
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thanks zulu

i think Insula has a couple beach sites. the one i was at is on the south shore about a mile east from the hudson portage.
bear bait
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10/18/2010 08:34PM
quote ChazzTheGnome: "Nice report and great pics. I am trying to learn some outdoor/nature photo skills. I just have a digital point and shoot…do you know of any resources (books, websites, ect) that could help me strengthen my skills and see if this is something I really like (before I make an investment in a dslr or something).



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Jon Shaw has a couple good books on the subject. photo.net can be an imformative site.
10/19/2010 10:04AM
Thanks for the report and beautiful pictures. I've wanted to go into the numbered lakes, but have also wanted to avoid the crowds. A late fall trip is enticing, but the wind concerns me.
BWPaddler
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10/19/2010 10:06AM
Thanks for the report, our trips overlapped on a couple days in part of that same area so the pics brought back nice memories. I also loved the Bridge/Rifle part of the route and the lovely colors that week. Nice shots!
10/20/2010 06:33PM
Very nice!! The time lapse pic was really cool. The colors are amazing. Thanks for posting.
10/20/2010 06:48PM
Great photos - thanks for posting them !
wawasee
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10/21/2010 10:24PM
Excellent photos! Looked like a nice paddle!
jamotrade
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10/22/2010 11:12AM
Beautiful!
snakecharmer
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10/22/2010 12:21PM
Nice report! Beautiful photos too!
SunCatcher
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10/23/2010 04:20AM
WoW I was very moved my your pictures and the beauty of your trip.s I must say you have a real talent for photography. some of the best pics I have seen on here. and as for your report it was swell. It was yours and it came from the heart. Thanks for sharing
SunCatcher
bear bait
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10/23/2010 09:23AM
Thanks all for the kind words!!

i wish i was a better writer...much more i wanted to say, but everything sounded cheesy or i just couldn't find the right words to describe it.

just need more practice i guess. good excuse to take more boundary waters trips to write more trip reports :)

-todd
Dennisal
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10/23/2010 10:17AM
WOW! Your Photos are amazing...Thanks.
Dbldppr1250
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10/24/2010 08:20PM
Great report! I loved your photos - you have captured the area very well. It brought back memories of my solo to Williamson Island 2 years ago.
airmorse
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10/25/2010 12:15PM
Great photos. I wish I could take pictures like that and put them in a trip report as you did.

Nice job.
10/29/2010 02:23PM
These are stunning photographs. I very much enjoyed this report, and have gone back to it several times. Your writing is better than you think. You practice good restraint, and don't over-write, as most of us do, and there's the photos, which are truly outstanding.
enjoi
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10/31/2010 11:07AM
That was a great report!Thank you so much for the excellent photos. Being a hunt and peck typer I can really appreciate the work that went into your report.
tremolo
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10/31/2010 12:07PM
Amazing photos. Beautiful.
wetcanoedog
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10/31/2010 11:28PM
great report and high quality photos.seeing work like yours makes me want to ramp up my skills on the computer and do less snap shooting and try for real photos...i was only in that area once killing time before i went into Quetico and that Fire-Bridge area is nice backwoods.
bear bait
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11/02/2010 04:34AM
quote rr: "These are stunning photographs. I very much enjoyed this report, and have gone back to it several times. Your writing is better than you think. You practice good restraint, and don't over-write, as most of us do, and there's the photos, which are truly outstanding. "

thanks rr, that means alot.
bear bait
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11/02/2010 04:37AM
quote enjoi: "That was a great report!Thank you so much for the excellent photos. Being a hunt and peck typer I can really appreciate the work that went into your report."

haha, i usually forget what i want to say before i can type it :)
bear bait
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11/02/2010 04:40AM
quote BWPaddler: "Thanks for the report, our trips overlapped on a couple days in part of that same area so the pics brought back nice memories. I also loved the Bridge/Rifle part of the route and the lovely colors that week. Nice shots!"

maybe we saw each other. i was the short guy in the solo cedar-strip canoe. it was pack full with the tripod sticking out the front. what were you driving??
BWPaddler
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11/02/2010 11:40AM
Red Royalex Wenonah Heron... Did see a solo stripper from a distance on Lake Three maybe that Saturday or Sunday?? Paddling slowly early morning with the fog? Was camped on the point on the left as you round into Lake Three from Lake Two. Saw no solos on the backwoods route and almost no people at all, perfect time of year to see this busy route. Paddled past "Jay" from here on the way out that Sunday on Lake Two. Not sure I'm keeping the canoe long term, so no BWCA.com sticker on it yet.

Today's sun makes me want to be back there!!
wtgmonkey
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01/08/2011 03:45PM
Truly awesome photos. Beautiful canoe also.
PineKnot
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01/08/2011 08:36PM
Todd, your wonderful photos may be the best I've ever seen in a trip report. Great work!!
BearBrown
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03/02/2011 02:17AM
I read through your report, and I was compelled to check out all of the others as well. You have included some truly beautiful photography in your reports. I am glad you shared with us.

Photography is one of the primary reasons I travel to the boundary waters. The scenery is spectacular and makes for great photographs that you can cherish all your life. I hope you have many of yours framed and up on the wall.

ps. That is a beautiful canoe you own. Did you build it or purchase it?
bear bait
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03/03/2011 12:07PM
quote BearBrown: "I read through your report, and I was compelled to check out all of the others as well. You have included some truly beautiful photography in your reports. I am glad you shared with us.


Photography is one of the primary reasons I travel to the boundary waters. The scenery is spectacular and makes for great photographs that you can cherish all your life. I hope you have many of yours framed and up on the wall.


ps. That is a beautiful canoe you own. Did you build it or purchase it?"


thanks bearbrown,
searching for photos fills my daylight hours while in the bwca too.

i built the canoe a few years ago using a "bear mountain boats" design.
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03/03/2011 12:35PM
Very nice report. You were there about a month after us, and it's amazing what that little amount of time will do for the colors/scenery. Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing!
paddlefamily
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03/03/2011 02:32PM
Incredible. Enjoy the map detail along with dates/times. Sky exposures are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Am doing a good portion of this area in May. Excited.
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03/03/2011 02:52PM
Thanks for sharing - I liked the pics too.
 
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