Oct 13-00

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2000: October: Oct 13-00
Mirror Lake - Porcupine Mountains    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, October 13, 2000 - 04:38 pm:

A shot which captures the mysterious beauty of the U.P. Full moon behind its hazy veil, smiling through cedar boughs... mild temp, calm waters, inviting canoe... maybe the sound of a loon over on the other shore. And no wonder they call it Mirror Lake.

Dan Urbanski definitely has a gift in portraying what the U.P. feels like. How fortunate the Pasty Cam is, that he shares it with us. More of Dan's work can be experienced at QuietlyWild.

By Suquilter, TC Mi. on Friday, October 13, 2000 - 06:21 pm:

Loved the photo! It caught the essence of the U.P.- I wish that I was there every minute. Thanks so much to Dan for the great photography and to Pasty.Com for this terrific website!

By Dan U, Silver City, MI on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 12:01 am:

Mirror Lake is one of my favorite places on Earth.
A fair amount of effort is required to get there,
3 miles with backpack. The autumn trip with the
Park rangers is a long held tradition, and we all
are grateful that we still have the ambition and
strength to get there.

This photo came to me first when we were sitting
outside the cabin in the dark gazing over the
lake. It took just a little patience to make the
digital camera capture the scene.

I'm happy that Pasty Central gives me a platform
to share my images with the world. Watch my
Wilderness Dairy at QuietkyWild.com for all the
Mirror Lake photos.

By Florida on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 08:38 am:

Unbelievably beautiful.

By MEH; Edgerton, WI on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 12:24 pm:

One of the more beautiful pictures I've seen on this site. Keep it up. I was born in the U.P. and miss it greatly.

By dl-Hancock on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 12:26 pm:

This is truly a beautiful picture. Where is Mirrow Lake? I've never been there before.

Can you give us some camera tips? What kind of a camera do you use? Did you use a tripod on this shot? How do you have the settings? Any help you could give would be helpful.

By dl-Hancock on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 12:33 pm:

I've noticed that Dan's posting is narrower
than other postings. As an experiment, I've
posted above as dl-Hancock using Netscape
on a Mac (no problem with the wrapping of

This posting is done with Internet Explorer 5.0
on a Mac too, but the text doesn't wrap
properly. I've read in different sources that
IE/Mac sometimes has a problem with things
not lining up correctly.

Conclusion: If you want the text to flow properly
and you use a Mac ... use Netscape.

By Dan U, Silver City, MI on Sunday, October 15, 2000 - 10:13 am:

Thanks dl. I've been curious as to why my messages
are scrunched.

Camera settings for the photo: Olympus C2500L
digital camera, 6 seconds at f2.8, ISO 100 (all in
manual mode). On a tripod.

My Mirror Lake page should be operational on
Monday, October 15, quietlywild.com.

By Bee Howard,Florida on Monday, October 16, 2000 - 11:32 pm:

Late getting to see this photo (moon on Mirror Lake. What serenity! So glad I didn't miss it! I try to look every day and look forward to pulling up all the beauty and intovative shots. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

By Sue Scalf, Alabama on Sunday, December 31, 2000 - 08:26 am:

I would like to talk to you seriously about purchasing the photo or at least using it with your permission as a book jacket on a book of poetry I am planning. I wonder if you would consider this. You would be given full credit on the acknowledgment page. My email address is poetscalf@aol.com

By Pete Dernbach, IL on Sunday, June 9, 2002 - 09:00 am:

Just returned from three wonderful days at the two bunk cabin on Mirror Lake. We back packed in the three miles (first time back packing) with 60 lb. packs, to much stuff, will know better the next time. At age 60 I had my doubts I could make it but with the help and love of my Sweetie CC who planned the trip we made it. If you have a chance to go to Mirror Lake do it, it's as close to Heaven as you will get here on earth.

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