July 20-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: July: July 20-05
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Photos by Ashley Byykkonen
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Photos by Ashley Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:07 am:

Dripping water is normally an annoyance for most folks, but today's shot by Ashley Byykkonen, is pure pleasure, partly because this drip is falling into cool, clear Lake Superior. It's a good example of the beauty that's here to behold, if only you stop and take notice of the little things you can find along the beaches and shores. Thanks to Ashley's keen eye and photography talents, we're also treated to another example with this footprint in the sand. I don't know about you, but at times when I look at it, the footprint seems inverted and other times it seems raised. Kind of an optical illusion type thing!

By troll person on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:09 am:

Really neat pics!

By ert, GA on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:22 am:

That is a very weird footprint!

By Rice Lake Gary on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:30 am:

BIGFOOT ?????????

By Missin the UP from NJ on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:39 am:

Great pics! What an artistic eye Ashley has!! But we've been treated to her talents before, haven't we?

By maijaMI on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:45 am:

Both pictures are amazing and would make great jigsaw puzzles.

I can only see a raised footprint. Will Ashley tell us? Did she carefully dig it and place it?

The clarity of Superior water! Hoping the grand lady will never change...

By Selma on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:56 am:

Wonderful pictures Ashley! I absolutely love the water picture, makes me feel like I am right there watching the rock drop into the lake. Thanks for sharing!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:23 am:

Ashley, wonderful pictures. The drop of water looks like a fountain at first glance. I love it.

By Skylar in Wi on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Awesome pictures. I really like the the water drop one. 24 days to go, and then we will be up there for a week. Can't wait! Later, Skylar.

By Sarah, Central WI on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Wonderful pics Ashley! Missing Lake Superior this year. *sigh* There's always next year!

By rob in dc on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:35 am:

The weather here has been pretty stinky lately, even for these parts. Relief materializes each morning as my monitor comes on and I see Lake Superior. The serene shot is Bob Gilreath's of Agate Beach from the June 27 Pasty Cam. It shows a calm lake in early light with a dimpled red sand slope in the foreground and long, empty pebble beach curving gently away to the left. I can hear the birds, smell the pines and feel the cool breeze on my face. The day feels better.

By JIM NICHOLAS, CLIO, MI. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:51 am:

It is funny how the picture of the footprint looks raised, then when you go back and look again it looks indented. Have a GREAT day all.

By termoil the troll on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 08:52 am:

Pic's of the big lake. I get to be there myself on Monday. Can't wait.

By Scott M. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:20 am:

I was at 12-mile beach last week. Does any one know why there are small springs of water near the shore line? Great to play in, made me feel like a kid again.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:36 am:

That drip photo is amazing. Hey, can someone send me a bottle of Lake Superior? Thanx! :)

By j on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:52 am:

Of the footprint. If you look at the shadow, and glistening of the sun off the rocks it is clear that it is an imprint. Very interesting photo though, because at quick glance it sure does look raised.

By Lori...Commerce Twp on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:58 am:

LOOK! There's an agate! :) Awesome photo!

By Shelley , Corunna, MI on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 09:59 am:

Ok, I have looked and looked at that cool picture of the footprint and it still looks raised to me!! I've stood far away and up close,turned sideways, practically on my head and I STILL see a raised footprint!! Very cool picture Ashley. We are headed to the UP tomorrow and can't wait!!!!!!

By Sand Man. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 11:36 am:

I think the print in the sand could have been made by a " Yeti".

By Scott,Wi. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 11:37 am:

The soul reason I go north is because
it's clean. (I spelled soul that way on purpose)

Where can you see water so clear and so cool.
In summer it's just fantastic to feel that
cool water.

Big Sand Bay has to be just the best place
in July. I didn't want to leave.

Nature's air conditioning.....

By Mike B., Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 11:57 am:

I think the use of the word 'soul' in that context is absolutely appropriate.

Will be sitting on the shores of Superior in 3 days for a little soul healing of my own.

By Liz, Idaho on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 12:06 pm:

Soul searching leads to soul replenishment.

By mrsrock630 on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 12:10 pm:

Shelley, I had the same problem until I looked at only the lower half of the print in order to see the shadow and put the dimension on. After I did that I could see it was indented. When I came back to look at it later, it looked like it was inverted again!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 12:22 pm:

Just had to chuckle and tell you all that I'm really glad you folks could see the inverted/indented thing I was talking about with the footprint. I took a blow to the head and eye on my return from Isle Royale and I was thinking maybe I could see that because of the accident! Thanks for letting me know I hadn't knocked too much loose! :->

By Ashley B. on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 02:11 pm:

No it's a real footprint!!! It's the way the shadows appear, they make it look raised!!!

By bob on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 03:24 pm:

I took a very similar shot at agate beach
and have the same optical illusion on it:


By Ms. Katie on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

Mary, I hope you're okay huh?

Mary says: Thanks for asking Ms. Katie, I'm fine, just a few cuts, scrapes and a dandy shiner! :->

By mich reader on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 07:45 pm:

The K Peninsula has always been natures air conditioning. That is why the rich folks almost a hundred years ago had a rail spur built to Marquette so that they could escape places like Philly and New York during the summer........then Mr. Carrier invented a/c and we all make do....probably for the best tho.. Did you know that Henry Ford applied at the Huron Mountain Club and was made to wait a year or so because the old East money wasn't sure this "upstart" was the real thing, although he owned most of the land north of Lanse........great history......

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 07:40 am:

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