Aug 19-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: August: Aug 19-05
Superior lightning    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frederic W. Koski

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:39 am:

Traveling the Lake Superior Circle Tour, takes you right through the Upper Peninsula, with a number of lookout stops such as this one. Perfect place to pull over for a break, sit down, breathe in the fresh air and gaze out over the vast waters. I certainly hope Frederic Koski didn't pause there too long, no sense taking a chance of getting struck by the natural wonder in the sky! Lightning can be fascinating, entertaining, frightening and dangerous, but seeing it flash over Gitche Gumee, coloring the sky like this is positively mesmerizing!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:52 am:

Mesmerizing is a You Betcha!Holly Wah from me.Way to go Frederic!

By Linda Ledford (Linda) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:52 am:

I love the lightning shots. Can't wait to get UP in a couple of weeks. I need my fix of God's country!! By the way, I love being the first message!

By lz (Llamamama) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:54 am:

Great picture!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:58 am:

We have been having some awesome lightening storms this summer with lightening like I have never seen in my life. I was outside on my deck one evening at 1AM watching the wonderful lightening show. I wondered if anyone was able to capture the lightening with a camera. Looks like Frederic did. Nice pictures

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:07 am:

WOW! There is nothing like watching the storms roll in off the lake.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:10 am:

Looks kind of like a giant jelly fish. We took a weather spotting class a short time ago and the instructor informed us that the leading weather related fatality is caused by lightning!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:15 am:

When we were on vacation, 2 of the nights we were at Muskallonge lake stat park north of Newberry on Lakes superior we had massive storms.

They were south of the park and the campground is on the north shore.

everyone came down to the lake and sat around like it was the fourth of july. In the dark all up and down the beach you could hear the ohhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh. that was cool look at that one wow

Great picture.

By Carole (Carole) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:15 am:

Above pic looks like along M28, my second favorite place after the Keweenaw Sand Bay being the first.

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:27 am:

Morning All.

Spectacular photo as usual. Question comes to mind as to what type of camera did Fredric use to obtain this shot?

By Gary Hookway (Ghookway) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 08:55 am:

Fantastic shot, am coming up to ft. wilkins on sunday....can't wait !!!

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 09:02 am:

What an awesome picture!! Missing the UP already!

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 09:21 am:

Ah, goosebumps.

We were just up in the UP for about a week (not nearly long enough!). Didn't get to spend much time on the big lake, but rowed or paddled around the little one we were staying on at least once a day. So nice to be around water that's naturally pooled, rather than dammed up!

Drove into Marquette one of the days up there, and yes, I just about broke down in tears when I saw Superior.

I need to move back up there. *sigh*

By Shelly Harwood (Shelly) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 11:27 am:

I know this has nothing to do with the topic, but I have a debate going with my sister-in-law about how to pronounce Presque Isle. One of us says its "aisle" and the other says its "eel". Please help!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 11:31 am:

Shelly, I have family in Presque Isle Wisconsin...and we pronounce it 'aisle'. The one place that I know of that pronounces 'isle' as 'eel' is Grosse Isle, Michigan. Hope this helps settle the debate. ;)

By Clyde Elmblad (Clyde) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 12:46 pm:

Excellent picture Fred...and I know where it was taken also!

I buzzed the shoreline on a visit to the islands last month and noticed a new large cabin that I haven't seen from the boat before. We even thought about coming ashore for a cuppa coffee and to visit but the local natives might not approve eh!

By Shelly Harwood (Shelly) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 03:13 pm:

I just realized I used the wrong "forum" for my question above. Sorry! I should have used the What's Up!

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 09:40 pm:

Holy Heavens, what a great shot of the lightning!!! There is something about lightning that I just love. Seen some amazing bolts in Florida. Tried to capture it on camera, but just wasn't quick enough. Thanks Fred for sharing.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 10:32 pm:

gorgeous photo! Remindes me of one of my good recollections from the campgrounds in Grand Marias, Mi. Just after dark set in we had a storm come across The Lake and many people went over to the bluff area with the steep stairs to the beach. There we had an awsome show of lightning. It was almost quiet as we watched. Then someone started to clap at the display. It was very moving.

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Sunday, August 21, 2005 - 03:17 pm:

Thanks for the kind comments. Randall: I have a digital rebel, the first one. I think digital slr's are a great learning camera.
Clyde: If you want to stop by this fall for a cup
of "JO" let me know (By car).

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