Minnesota is a beautiful and rugged state,
perfect for Adventure riding
St. Louis County Road 116
road that goes through the back country
between Ely and International Falls
The roads north of Ely other than 116 are forest service and logging roads
A 72-mile trail of asphalt and gravel through the remote wilderness
of the Superior National Forest and Kabetogama State Forest.
Jim - You really take some awesome pics. The colors really pop, an the lighting is incredible. Have they been enhanced at all?
Thanks for sharing!
'80 XS850 Special
'05 Rocket III
finally getting the hang of taking pictures aren't you
Always a treat to view your reports.
SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait
Most (almost all) of the photos are enhanced in Adobe Lightroom. I just started with Lightroom about a year ago. Some of the photos are run through Lightroom then tonemapped in Photmatix Pro HDR program. I like the look of the shadows being highlighted in the dark area of the motorcycle. I also get sick of seeing photos being enhanced, but I seem to do it anyways.
Here is an example:
The photo looks like a nice painting.
Does it look real? No
Does it make you want to be there? Yes
If a photo is nice to begin with . . . I always ask myself if I should play with it.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim Klas Photography Facebook
and check out my Hot Rod Photos for examples of enhanced photos.
All the riding you and Helen do in Texas, I sure would like to see some of your Ride Reports.
The Pioneer Mine headframe
Ely ( EE-lee)
Ely is the largest "jumping off" town for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The BWCAW is renowned as a destination for both canoeing and fishing on its many lakes,
and is one of the most visited wilderness in the United States.
With extensive outfitting and other services,
Ely can credibly be claimed to do the most wilderness canoe outfitting of any small town
The wilderness area has 1,000 miles of canoe trails but be prepared to portage a bit
I've ridden parts of this and it's a great route.
The State Theater opened in 1937
Camping off A ATV trail
My Holiday Inn
Chengwatana or Nemadji or both. I've also been on some of the route not realizing on was on the route--I was just our for a ride.