Sep 09-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: September: Sep 09-03
Fog over Lake of the Clouds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Toivo, Auckland City, NZ on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 06:13 am:

No matter where in the world I go, my thoughts always return to the U.P. - - and is it any wonder with such unforgetable sights like Lake of the Clouds on a foggy morning. Dan Urbanski is definitely the master of capturing the beauty of Upper Michigan.

Wah! So this is jet lag. As I type these words it's after 10pm in New Zealand, while folks back home in the U.P. are just starting their day. When you first arrive here you are greeted by Auckland Sky Tower, tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Didn't quite know what to expect on this side of the world, but it feels like springtime in the U.P. Definitely flannel shirt weather.

North Island
Courtesty of

Plan to rent a motorcycle and work my way down to Wellington, with a little back-packing on the way. Wonder if the leaves have started to change yet back home?
By >gasp!< on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 06:55 am:

Incredible golden shot, thank you.

By JVO on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:23 am:


By Peter Dearborn,Mich on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:23 am:

Followed the Auckland sky Tower link to view
the many New Zealand pix`s ( slide shows )
beautifull countrydown under well worth a look
see.... ;-)))

By JVO on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:33 am:

Hey RVO only 11 more days!

By Keith, Kansas on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:53 am:

Awesome Dan!

By Lyn R. on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:56 am:

This is the most beautiful shot I have ever seen. I am imagining this in a nice wooden frame in my computer room. Stunning!!

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 07:58 am:

2004 calendar nomination!

By Dan Urbanski on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 08:25 am:

Lyn R, Beautiful Prints are available! Just email me.

Pardon the commercial message everyone.

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 08:26 am:

Dan, what a lovely photo! I can just see the mist moving and the clouds sailing...
Toivo, safe travels on this next leg of your journey!
Donn, thank you for your compliment re: my "glass lake photo"! Coming from you, master pasty-camist... wow! Gives me reason to keep my little camera fired up! :)

By Mary Lou on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 09:33 am: that you have all this experience...did you ever consider becoming our official ....tour director??? Many of us Yoopers would love to go down under...especially in winter when they have their summer...but we probably never will get there on our own. You could be our leader.."Travel with Toivo"......

By Mark on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 09:42 am:

Hey! This shot and countless others are making me terribly homesick for the U.P!

I thank God for this incredible website, hopefully I'll be able to enjoy this for years to come ontil we return back to the Keweenaw in a few years when the kids are grown, God willing.

Thanks again!

Rocky Rascovich (former weather guy for WMPL/WZRK)

By Kate, CA on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 10:53 am:

I lived in New Zealand for 18 years and sorry to say Toivo, the U.P. forests aren't anything like the forests down under,not even the pinus radiata forests! I do hope you're having a wonderful experience. Are they still serving baked bean sandwiches in the "dairies" down there? Those "mince" pies aren't anything like pasties either!! Kia Ora from Northern California.

By Chris in Redondo Beach, CA on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 11:09 am:

You are the man Dan! A fellow yooper was at my house this weekend (Southern Cal here) and I took him through tons of Pasty cam pics and it made him homesick. Always a breath of fresh air to start the morning with a Pasty cam shot. Especially from the Porkies! I could almost see White Pine in it- hehe.

By Patti, TN on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 12:14 pm:

Absolutely Calendar nomination.

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 12:34 pm:

I'd love to hear what kind of photography training our favorite photogs have had: Z-Man, Donn, Dan and all the others. Maybe there's hope for me yet! There are lots of good gallery photographers, too, & I'd love to hear from you, also!

By YOOPER IN VEGAS on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 01:26 pm:


By walter p tampa on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 08:11 pm:

stupendous brilliant ect.

By dmac on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 08:23 pm:

Absolutely a WOW and a calendar MUST. Not even nomination status...just go to direct calendar!

By Mackinacbound , Michigan on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 10:13 pm:

This is truely Gods Country. We all are blessed to enjoy all this beauty.

By Julie in Lower MI -- Yooper-To-Be on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 10:16 pm:

Dan, thanks for capturing the beauty of God's country! I appreciate your skill in photographing His handiwork!

By Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 11:13 pm:

Coming to the U.P on the weekend of the 20th,
will there be fall color by then?

Will be visiting Lake of the Clouds again
now for certain!


By Frank, St. Charles IL on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 11:09 am:

Dan, your photos are always gorgeous, but this one has my jaw on the floor. It's overwhelmingly beautiful. Very, very nice.

By rvo - troll on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 02:34 pm:

hey jvo - only 10 now...

By brainofj on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 04:02 pm:

wow, that's really something, dan. the layers and multiple shades are wonderful... that's just amazing.

By Chris in Redondo on Thursday, September 11, 2003 - 12:57 pm:

Yes, I'm a former White Piner. Lived on 29 Elm right up the street from you.


By Margy on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 12:05 am:

This photo is soooo beaautiful -- truly captures the peace and beauty of the UP -- I wish I had been there to see this one!! Unfortunately I'm still a "troll" down under!

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