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Views of the largest lake in the world. (Caspian Sea doesn't count; it's a sea, come on!)
Views of the largest lake in the world. (Caspian Sea doesn't count; it's a sea, come on!)
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Lake Superior is the second largest lake in the world. In reality, it's the first but for some reason the Caspian Sea (which doesn't scream LAKE does it?) is considered the largest. Size does matter in this case. I traveled along the southern shore of Lake Superior which is, to put it mildly, not small.

People don't see enough of this gorgeous landscape. In the whole of the UP, we have fewer people than the city of Minneapolis! Sure, we get tourists but that's still not enough. Yeah, you can count Canada, Wisconsin and Minnesota but that STILL isn't enough people. 

Recently, I backed a Kickstarter project that made me rethink multiple things when it comes to my own life.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kyleandshawn/kyle-scheele-is-publishing-a-book?ref=users

After reading that other (jealously, more handsome) Kyle's book, I thought: what next? What can I do to make my life tell a better story? I've never tried something like this. I'm not a selfish guy and I figured, I'd like to share what I get to see on a regular basis: the gorgeous views in the Upper Peninsula of Lake Superior. Now, some of you who know Iron Mountain might say that's nowhere close to Lake Superior and you'd be correct. I make a point of taking trips on my motorcycle to visit family, friends, and sometimes just for the pleasure of the road.

I will have the photos marked as to where (roughly) they were taken.

Since I planned on taking a trip with my brother anyway, I figured this would be the perfect time to bring along the camera and show those who are interested this gorgeous lakescape. You aren't paying for the trip at all (it occurred over Labour Day weekend). Extra money left over after I send out all of the rewards gets channeled into printing a coffee table picture book. Anything left over after that will go into upgrading my digital camera equipment. 

So in the end, it all boils down to this: why? Well, to see what kind of interest there is out there for these photos (and general interest in our Greatest Lake) and if this could be a hobby that ends up paying for itself at some point. I wanted to be a photographer way back when, as I was growing up. This could be something I finally get to do, albeit on a non-professional level.

The updates will have a map of where we went and some photos from the trip. 

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    Postcards! I collected postcards during my recent trip around the southern shore of Lake Superior. I will ship one out to everyone who backs this project at this level or higher.

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    A 4x6 photo. I took over 350 photos, so there are plenty of choices to pick from.

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    A 4x6 photo AND a 5x7 photo. Your choice from the available photos (same as above).

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    Full access to the digital archives. I took over 350 photos. You will receive the full resolution photos in a zipped archive.

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