Jan 16-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: January: Jan 16-03
Just before daybreak    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:50 am:

Again this morning our bedroom was glowing with liquid gold streaming from the setting Keweenaw Moon. I rummaged through the myriads of megabytes we've received over the years from Dan Urbanski, and this scene closely resembles what I saw above the dunes as the day began.

Heikinpäivä 2003 begins today in Hancock, reminding us that we're halfway through a mild winter.

By Sarah, St. Clair Shores, MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:56 am:

As always, Dan captures the absolute beauty of our world.

By www.deyampert.com on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:05 am:

I was traveling to the Meadwestvaco Escanaba mill at 0630 hours and noticed the moon with wispy clouds moving horizontally across its face and thought "what a picture." Thanks for the photographic capture. What camera and lens did you use?

By Karen P. MN on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:07 am:

This is a WOW!

By Charlotte, OH on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:38 am:

What an awesome picture!!!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:45 am:

That has got to be one of the most beautiful pictures I have EVER seen. You guys sure know how to make a misplaced Yooper drool. What an awesome photo. If that's not on the calander next year...

By Kathleen O'Brien in MD on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 10:08 am:

This is definately a WOW! and a candidate for the 2004 calendar if you ask me! You all are so lucky to live up there. Even in the winter. Beautiful land beautiful people. Thanks Mr. Charlie & Mr. Dan for a great perk on the desktop!

By Martha, MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 10:18 am:

What a lift to see - Thank You!

By Kate - Ann Arbor MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:35 am:

a double wow!!

By ShawnR, GR MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:56 am:

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you Dan and Charlie!

By Tydnnots on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 12:59 pm:

Just when I was beginning to wonder where Dan and his magnificent photos were, he delivers another awesome treat for this transplanted soul. Thank you Dan!

By Phil, Manton, MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 01:06 pm:

Reminds me of the moon rise at Bete Gris in the summer, except for the snow and ice of course.
Great shot.

By Chris, MN on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 01:27 pm:


Isn't this the same picture (mirror imaged) as January 10, 2001? Is this an encore performance, or are you trying to play an April Fool's joke on us a bit early? :)

By ?? on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 01:54 pm:

Chris is right. I flipped the image horizontally using my computer. And they completely matched. This is the mirror image of the picture on Jan 10.

By Josef OH on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 02:02 pm:

God said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, seasons, days and years......" and that is how it was.

"And in that day, the sun shall no longer shine, the moon will turn blood-red, and the stars shall
fall from the heavens. Men will faint with fear for what is coming upon the earth"
The Bible

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 02:24 pm:

This is a absolutely beautiful shot. Have never seen one like quite like it before.Calender Material!! We are getting snow in North Ga. today.It has been coming down pretty good since noon.The ground isn't covered yet and the roads are bare. All schools etc. are closed.We are hoping for snow all day today and tomorrow as extremely cold air is supposed to move in and would keep it on the ground for awhile.

By DH,Washington, MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 03:00 pm:

What an incredible photo - thanks for sharing it. You are truly blessed to live in the Keweenaw.

By Mary on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 03:19 pm:

This IS an encore picture. Go back to THE PASTY CAM page, with the weeks pictures on it. This is what it says by this picture:


Thursday, January 16
This morning the Keweenaw Moon gave a brilliant encore performance above Superior.
A memorable shot from Dan Urbanski.

AND, if that's not enough to tell you it's an encore, read Charlie's comments again.


I rummaged through the myriads of megabytes we've received over the years from Dan Urbanski, and this scene closely resembles what I saw above the dunes as the day began.

Hope this clears it up!

By Chris, MN on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 03:36 pm:

So I'll summarize Mary's above message: I should read all of Charlie's comments prior to posting! :)

By Mary on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 03:40 pm:

Yep, that's it, in a nutshell!! :P

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

Thanks, Mary, for the insight about the 'encore'. I must add, that Dan's shot looked exactly like the scene this morning in Eagle River, when I mirrored his original (taken somewhere near Ontonagon a couple of years ago). I should have known I couldn't slip one by our loyal Cammies who know the Archives well.

To make up for it, I'll try to post a second shot later today, something more recent from Dan. He sent me some dramatic ice closeups last week, which are floating around somewhere here at Pasty Central.

Printed on Recycled Internet

Charlie at P.C. on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 05:25 pm:

Here's the shot I promised last hour:

Near Silver City
For more outstanding nature photography by Dan Urbanski, see QuietlyWild.com
Billy Slimp, Arlington Texas on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

I don't usually comment on the pictures which I look at daily; but I just had to on this...this is incredible

By Toivo from Toivola on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 07:38 pm:

Notable words above:
"...our loyal Cammies who know the Archives well."

Greatful Dead has its Deadheads.
Star Trek has its Trekkies.
Now Pasty Cam has... its Cammies.

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper Cammie too?

By Kate, CA on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:03 pm:

Dan gets those shots cuz he's a Mac guy!!

Luminous photograph, Dan.

By Karen B., VA on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:09 pm:

What incredible beauty you have just outside your door every day! Thank you for sharing it with those of us who don't have it that close anymore.

By pegg, fla on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:43 pm:

Hey Fran,

I'm glad you and Alex are finally getting some snow in Ga. Go ahead and throw a bunch at me!!!Please send me your email address. Matt, my insurance agent in L'anse, sent me some pics of my house and Keweenaw Bay north of Baraga taken today. I would love for you guys to see um. If only Toivo would tell me how to do it, I might post some here. They are good! Oh how I miss the beauty of the UP and the snow.

By Alex Has Snow? - Snow Way! on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 08:52 pm:

Leave Alex out of it. Two minutes of freezing rain, and it was all over for Alex! :( :(

Alex is pouting like a little baby! :(

By Pat & Glenda Keiran--Tennessee on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:24 pm:

Hello again Charlie,
Heikinpavia is fine, but the true mid-winter celebration is on the cross-quarter day of Candlemas, better known as GROUNDHOG DAY, our most noble holiday. However the season may be acting up, you inter the downhill side (slide).
We received our pasty order today, a fine supper for our coldest week so far. We first went on line in Feb. of 1999, and made our first pasty order in March of that year. This site has grown unbelievably these past four years. Usually silent, we have used this portal over time to make connections & acquaintances throughout the UP, sometimes the trails get lost when we try to reverse the journeys.
Also took advantage of the "piggybacks," fudge pasties, Calumet book, Pasty Cam calendar..and a suggestion.
Saffron Bread! A most unique and delicious UP treat. Toni's Country Kitchen in Laurium used to bake loaves twice a day for regular customers! They sold it cheaper than you could bake it yourself!....could Pasty Cam connect somehow to this??..a sprinkling of raisins in the loaf??
Take care,
P&G in Tennessee

By steve racine Wi. on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:34 pm:

And again you guys provide home away from home.

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 09:42 pm:

Pegg,I tried to e-mail you and it said "file can't run" so would you e-mail me and then I can get back to you.It was just beautiful today and yes you could make snowballs and snowmen.The kids all had a blast!

Poor Alex! I was sure you would get some snow. Isn't that disappointing.We got about 1 1/2" and it coated all the trees etc so pretty. A Great Day.

By Jennifer Burkholder Schnippert, Florida on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

I now live in Tallahassee, but grew up in Marquette, and then later on in the Copper Country. This photograph is one that I took from the front door of my family's cottage on Portage Lake. The icicles in the pictures are the ones that hang down from the side of the house. It was taken in the winter of 98, and if you remember that was a pretty cold and snowy winter.

By J.S.
I love the photographs that I always see on the Pasty Cam. I think it is a very neat service that is provided to those wanting to experience the beauty that area has to offer. Keep up the good work!

By KH, MI on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 10:30 pm:

Gorgeous picture, Jennifer!

By Toivo from Toivola on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:09 pm:

Pegg - - if you want to upload a shot like Jennifer did, use the following code:

\c{\image{Photo by Pegg}}

The preview will show you where the image goes. When you click "Post this Message" it will prompt you for the file name on your computer, and upload it. Make sure the picture is a .jpg with medium compression, no bigger than about 500 pixels wide.

By A², Royal Oak, MI on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 01:23 am:

I have a 21" Trinitron monitor and need to know what dimensions to select from the choices listed when I want to use one of the magnificent photos for my desk top background. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

By Mary Ann, WY on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 01:27 am:

What a great photo! I was out with our dog tonight, and noticed the moon here and was wishing I would have taken a photo. There were some light clouds, but there was a huge circle opening where you could see the moon. People miss beautiful sights if they don't look up.

By anna, Germany on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 05:11 am:

thanks for the gorgeous pictures. my uncle is Dan Dalquist, my mom is his sister, Marthe. We've often taken trips back to the Copper Country, and i enjoy them more each time. havent been there for over a year, and it's great looking at the pictures to bring back fond memories.

By me on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 05:23 am:

I've recently been moved to a job in Baraga. I drive from Houghton County each day. I just told someone that I pray several times a day on that ride, and twice for sure is thanking God for putting me in the most glorious area anywhere. I don't care if it's storming or not...that ride along Lake Superior is breathtaking each time. God I love this place!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 08:15 am:

To A², Royal Oak:

We usually feature 4 sizes on the Wallpaper of the Week. I would think with a 21" monitor, you could use the highest resolution (1600 x 1200). Instructions are included on the WOW page.

By m,FL on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 10:20 am:

Your resolution doesn't really depend on your monitor size but what you have the resolution set at. No matter what resolution you use on your computer, if you have the time for the download, it's worth it to download the largest resolution file.

By Chris, MN on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 11:55 am:


Thanks for the second pict! I now feel that I've had my pasty.com "fix" for the day!

By PK Nashville, TN on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 03:18 pm:

Great pics. I remember as a kid walking home from the skating rink in the winter and seeing the Northern Lights. They are awesome. There is beauty everywhere up there.
We had 8 inches of snow in Nashville yesterday. I enjoyed every minute of it.

By M.B., Wisconsin on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:24 am:

On Friday, January 17th, I was driving to work along Hwy 41 in Wisconsin. In the northeastern - northern sky, I saw the moon setting on the horizon. Barren, rolling farm hills were in the foreground. The colors of the moon were exactly the same as the picture above. Opposite the moon on the other horizon, dawn was breaking.

At that moment, I wondered what it would like up north. Would it be setting over Lake Superior?

My question has been answered! Until Friday, I have never seen a moon set before. Stunning! Thanks for the beautiful picture from Eagle River, MI! (Note: I have seen many a sunset in Eagle River, MI)

By Yooper Gal on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 03:46 pm:

Our U. P. is beautiful - there's no doubt about it! THANKS!

By Greta on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 12:59 pm:


Toivo from Toivola on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 02:12 pm:

Greta - -

Email me the shot you were tryin to post, and I'll upload it. Do you happen to have a Mac?

By i'mawannabeYOPPERliv'ninthe....L.P....MI. on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 02:03 pm:

I love the picture of the moon, it's beautiful!!
Thankyou for it!!


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