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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: November: Nov 14-10
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Photos from Dan Urbanski

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 08:00 am:

first snow
It's that time of the year when the waning Autumn struggles to give birth to a new Winter. Often I think of Dan Urbanski when I see nature in such labor pains as this weekend, with the rain turning to snow and the green turning to white. Dan was a man for all seasons, enthusiastically exploring each with his camera, sharing his world with the rest of us. If you're new to Pasty Central, take a look back in the early years and you'll find Dan's handiwork woven throughout.
This past week the Friends of the Porkies dedicated the Artist-in-Residence Cabin built in Dan's honor at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Dan was the founding president of the Friends, and I'm sure he would be pleased with the work they continue to carry on with the same enthusiasm.

Better get out the shovel and the scoop.

Have a good week :o)
John Lee (Trapandfish) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 08:11 am:

Dan's talent is surely missed. It is always wonderful to have one of
his photos displayed.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 08:12 am:

What a grand dedication to Dan, a peaceful setting to enjoy nature in. I am certain he is smiling on us at this very minute.

Oh, yes the labor pains of the changing seasons. So nicely worded Charlie.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 09:14 am:

He's quite the photographer. May he rest in Peace.
(BTW, would anyone be willing to list Dan on Find a Grave?)

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 10:52 am:

Cannot begin to tell you how many of Dan's photos I sent out to people all over the country and how they enjoyed them! Wonderful looking cabin built in his honor!

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 10:58 am:

There was a man that was beyond Blessed with his talents behind the lens. I said it before, and I'll say it again....God needed the best photographer to redecorate....and he got Dan!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:42 am:

I have dan's northern lights print framed in my living room, picture he took on Isle Royale as artist in residence. great stuff. rip dan.

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:04 pm:

I think of Dan quite often, especially when the seasons change like now. Many times as I hike through the woods, I can imagine Dan doing the same thing, looking for that "special" picture to capture. His work was, and is still, spectacular and he is surely missed.

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:12 pm:

I saw the cabin was dedicated on Thursday in the Daily Mining Gazette. If you look on line you can read the story. He had a great eye and left lots of memories behind

By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 01:03 pm:

Definitely a nice legacy for someone who produced such inspirational work!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 03:26 pm:

The man was truely gifted; definitely an eye for nature.....

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 03:56 pm:

The wood for the cabin was carried up by hand, bit by bit and piece by piece. Dan deserved it, so did his wife.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 05:33 pm:

No words can express how Dan Urbanski enriched my life.

By Catherine Ristola--Holland MI (Catherine) on Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:20 pm:

Dan kindly let me borrow slides to take to Europe as an exchange
student for a year long ago and the folks over there oohed and
ahed about the beauty of where I lived.

By Dave Moorman (Dmoorman) on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:34 am:

I'm so sorry to hear this. We visited Dan's studio a couple of
times and enjoyed meeting him. His photographs of the
Porcupine Mountains and the Lake were beautiful. It's a big
loss, and we send our best wishes to Dan's family.

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