FIRST PLACE – Northeast State Parks
at Temperance River State Park
What brought you to this place?
We had visited Carlton Peak within Temperance State Park last summer for the first time, and were awestruck. We wanted to show our son while on our mini-fall trip.
When did you take the photo and what were the conditions like?
I took this photo on September 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm. It had been mostly sunny that day, so the presence of the clouds added to this shot. It served as a filter; allowing just enough sunlight to filter through to add a softness to the landscape. My pictures to the north of this area that day don’t have the same glow as this one did. It is by far one of my favorite photos of the area.
How would you describe the mood of this photo?
Calming; peaceful. I was not expecting this photo to turn out as it did. It wasn’t until I got home to view it; that it resonated with me.
What was involved in setting up this photo?
This was a spontaneous shot. Right place, at the right time. With the clouds, and positioning of the sun with the fall colors.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I’m honored, and humbled that my photo was selected as there are so many wonderfully talented photographers as well as images of the state parks in the northeast part of Minnesota.