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Best Of 2008 (January 1st - December 30th, 2008)

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Alex Makienko

Gitchigami

East Shore of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2008, 2 pm

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Gitchigami (an Ojibwe name for Lake Superior) is the greatest, and no doubt the most magnificent, of the Great Lakes. Nobody can resist its fantastic spirit and great power. Visiting the Lake once, you will come back again and again. Traveling along the lakeshore you will see different rugged landscapes; beaches, hills, rocks, and waterfalls. Trails lead you deep into the wilderness where you find yourself in the middle of absolutely untouched nature, quiet virgin forest and powerful streams, running down to the Great Lake. More than two hundred rivers and a few thousand streams bring their water to the Lake and the only one - St. Mary's River draining the water to Lake Huron - is an outlet.

The Lake is not very often as calm and quiet as you see in the panorama. Hundreds of ships and boats have found their end on the bottom of the Lake. The huge sleeping power can awake suddenly as a tremendous storm, with huge waves and disastrous wind. Respect this power as the Ojibwe people did and enjoy the nature of the Lake! This is definitely one of the most beautiful places on the globe...

Special thanks to my good friends Dave Lute and Rob Agnel for discussing this submission and help in the text editing.

Equipment

Nikon D80 Nikkor 10.5/2.8, Slik Pro 340DX, custom panohead, Stitching software - PanoLab3D

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