May 29-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: May: May 29-07
Rushing creek    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Grant Soehnel
Flowing rivers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Grant Soehnel
Cascading falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Grant Soehnel

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:12 am:

These photos of Coles Creek by Grant Soehnel show some pretty smooth running water making its way to join the Portage Canal. Grant actually sent in a number more shots from along the creek, but these three were the ones that really caught my attention. Enough so, that I'm thinking a visit here to see things for myself is in order. Only trouble is, I'm not certain where exactly Coles Creek is, except that I know it's along the Houghton Canal and past the UPPCO Service Center, somewhere. Guess it's time to get my trusty map of the Keweenaw out and find my way there.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:25 am:

Great pictures. I can hear the water running on its merry way! There are some mushrooms close by also.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:52 am:

Nice pictures. I'd love to know where this is too. I've never had the pleasure.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:52 am:

Now the quandry: which one to use as the background. Thank you Grant; they're great.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 07:33 am:

If you drive up Canal Rd a ways past UPPCO, there is a road that goes off to the left just before the large sandpit; that is Coles Creek Rd. There should also be a sign there stating to turn there and see the covered road as well. Coles Creek runs beside the road for quite a ways.

I don't know if it is anymore, but there used to be some great fishing at the mouth of the creek especially in spring. The creek used to support a small smelt run and the larger toothy fish would hang out at the mouth waiting for a snack or two......

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 08:30 am:

Margaret: My thoughts exactly!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 08:37 am:

I always like the water pictures, there are some great small streams up there. We would walk the Pilgrim River when I was a kid, it was a blast. Someone was always falling in!

By Anna Roehrich (Updreamer) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:22 am:

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Grant. Thank you. Wish I could manage to take photos that looked that good...guess I'll just have to rely on the photography skills of others....Thank you, Pasty Cam!

By Becca (Bec) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 10:28 am:


I had the first one up as my wallpaper for a bit but my desk got all wet.

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:05 am:

Great picture's today

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 01:14 pm:

Its actually not that hard to get shots of flowing water like that. Just set your shutter speed to something slower, but not too slow as you will blur the entire picture unless you use a tripod.

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 02:49 pm:

One thing that over the years I've really liked about this site is that I keep learning about things to see, such as this lovely creek, or do when we visit the UP.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 03:37 pm:

See the Capt knows everything!!! Thank you Captian. I will have to take a drive up that way.....the shots are so beautiful.....God's nature is so beautiful!!

I have been out planting for a couple'd think I'd been working all day ...I am whipped.......I am old.....
God bless ya all.......

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:01 pm:

Capt Paul, then I expect the converse is true, that if you decrease the shutter speed to a fast enough speed (that will still gather enough light), that you will have a better chance to catch individual water droplets, which can be fun, too? :-)

Thank you, Mary & Grant S. for showing me another creek to look into while we are up there. And, Capt Paul, your directions were clear enough for me to locate the road on I searched on Coles Creek Road, Houghton, MI (or Atlantic Mine, MI). Thanks to all of you!

By Cindy, Now in New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:07 pm:

Beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous view! I can hear the sound of the water falling over the rocks right now. If I don't get up to the Keweenaw this summer, I am just going to scream! There is no place like it.

By Cassandra Lowe (Cassandra_2007) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 07:04 pm:

Wow!, Thoes are fantastic!

By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 07:57 pm:

Grant, nice shots above and even better in your gallery! Your photos at Hungarian Falls are particularly awesome!

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