Nov 05-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: November: Nov 05-09
Quincy in couds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Aimee Rathbun

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 08:01 am:

This Copper Country landmark on Quincy Hill has been photographed in many different lights, but today's photo from Aimee Rathbun, has me going back to look at it, over and over again. I'm not sure if it's the dark clouds just hovering, combined with the sun illuminating the puffy ones across the middle of the sky or if it's the sun's reflective glow turning the Hoist building a golden hue. Whatever it is, I just know it's a photo with some drawing power for me.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 08:24 am:

Absolutely love that picture with the clouds behind it. That was captured beautifully! Great job Aimee!

By allen philley (Allen) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 08:32 am:

That picture is the most awesome.

By Joy Brewer (Joy) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 09:34 am:

Hmm one of my favorite sites. When I was the President of the Copper Country Community Arts Council, we had an elderly gentleman (I cannot seem to recall his name right now.) who was a mechanical engineer. His hobby was painting landmarks in the Copper Country. He painted the Quincy Mine shaft with such detail that you would have thought it was a photo and not an oil painting. Whenever, I see photos of the Copper Country, I am reminded of all the talented artists, craftsmen, and individuals that we have in that area. Does anyone recall the name of this man or seen his work?

By Carole (Carole) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 09:49 am:

"Quincy in couds????? FRNash, where are you???

By Mona Grigg (Islandantique) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 09:59 am:

That is spectacular! Congratulations on a truly great picture.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:08 am:

Phenomenal picture of a most special place to me...the mine where my grandfather was killed in 1927. Thank you so much, Aimee, for this!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:19 am:

It does seem to glow. Great picture.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:28 am:

Yesterday the sky was just like that here. Wished I had a camera nearby to take reference pictures to use sometime for a watercolor painting! We get so spoiled with autumn scenes that November's dramatic skies can be unappreciated. I would love to see the sky over Mother Superior in this kind of weather!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:40 am:

That is such a great shot; good job Aimee!! I remember many days like this working at the mine but stupid me never thought to snap a photo.

And actually Mary; that is the shafthouse, not the hoist building. Just thought I'd point that out.

Mary says: Gee, first I misspell "clouds," then I misidentify the shaft house. It must be the jetlag from San Diego, back to the U.P. again...maybe I should go back to bed... ;->

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:26 pm:

Joy, is the painter you are thinking of Steck? He was well noted for his very realistic oil paintings.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 01:27 pm:

Interesting, brother just returned from San Diego...he went to see his grandson in the ceremony they had for those that finished basic training in the Marines. He said it was spectacular!

Mary says: Congrats and thank you, to your brother's grandson and his family, too. If the Marine ceremony was anything like our son's Navy ceremony upon completion of basic is MOST spectacular. Very moving experience for the recruit themselves AND for the family.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 01:32 pm:

Great photos! The clouds the last few days have been really dramatic. It looks like Aimee got this at sunrise or sunset with just a perfect glow on the shafthouse.

(OK, I'll be pedantic: it's a shaft-rockhouse... since it both housed the shack, and the rock-processing equipment :P)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 02:02 pm:

Kay, I share your love of the storm clouds over Lake Superior. Hubby and I have many a times been caught in the U.P. snowmobiling in sudden lake effect snow storms...amazing!

By Charles Pomazal (Cpomazal) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 02:58 pm:

It never had a hyphenated name like "Shaft-Rockhouse" until Larry Lankton coined the phrase.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 03:24 pm:

Looks like the way the skies are around my neck of the woods, today. Good picture.

By Jim Noble (Jnoblegas) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 03:32 pm:

Reminds me of the "Bates Motel"

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 06:08 pm:

It does look kind of menacing. A perfect Halloween picture. I
expect a bat to fly out of the top window and a "ghost miner" to
walk out with dirt on his face, a light on his hat, a pick axe flung
over his shoulder and an old metal lunch box under his arm.
(previously filled with pasty of course).
With a big smile on his face becauase he's a nice ghost. (this is
just a fictional interpretation).

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 06:36 pm:

I just LOVE the photo today. It is sooooo beautiful! Just look at the beauty all around us!

By osceola brulla (Sonofbrulla) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 07:04 pm:

great picture what a site to see and the sky just tops it off soon see some snow a

By Charles Pomazal (Cpomazal) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 07:56 pm:

Joy - James K. Lawton did some wonderful pieces, most of which are on display in the video room at the Quincy Hoist.

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