I decided to make a trip down to one of my favourite places to take photos, the Mission Marsh. My ultimate goal was to try and get some photos of the deers that frequent the area. I did end up getting a couple keepers but I also had the chance to explore and capture some other great images as well.
On my way to the marsh, I drove down the usual dirt road that the deers can you usually be found, but didn't really see any initially. So I headed directly to the marsh and as soon as I arrived I focused on photos of the Sleeping Giant. It was a slightly overcast day which meant for some nice even lighting. The Giant was a nice deep blue colour and Lake Superior was almost all thawed, with small sections of ice. After I got the usual shot from the parking lot, I noticed some geese more towards the Mount McKay view so I trekked through the bush and managed to get a good vantage point.
I ended up bringing along my Fuji X-Pro2 and the 90mm 2.0. Because I had a long reach with the end, I was able to capture a decently close up shot of the two geese perched on the ice. From there, walked around the marsh a bit, and eventually made my way back towards where the deer hopefully were. I made a few stops along the way and took photos of things that caught my eye.
Once I got back to the dirt roads where the deer were, I found a bunch grazing on the side of the road. I parked slowly on the side of the road and cautiously approached a younger deer, hoping not to scare it away. I was able to get a couple really good shots of him alone before he ran back to his parents. After that, they hid back in the forest and that was that.
I decided to walk around the area a bit and see what I could find. There are actually lots of hidden gems in the area if you are willing to look. There is a couple old cars, and a lot of great textures. Before heading back to town, I decided to park my car and explore the train bridge a bit, something I had never done before.
I figured I should start making my way back, but as usually, I stopped a couple more times along the way. I spotted a couple vocal geese on the train tracks. I couldn't get too close but I did get one photo I liked of the two them. There were also some pretty over grown stairs that caught my eye too.
After a few more photos on the edge of east end and one of a single grain elevator, I was done.