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New Book: Superior Perspectives

Oct 27, 2019 03:12PM ● By Editor
By Mary Ann Grossman of the St. Paul P{pioneer Press - October 27, 2019

SUPERIOR PERSPECTIVES: Views of Lake Superior from Park Point by Paul Treuer (Nodin Press, $30)

Lake Superior in all her glory and wildness over four seasons is captured in this book of color photos by a photographer who moved to Duluth’s lakeside Park Point after 30 years of living on the city’s hillside.

“An extraordinary thing happened to me after I moved to Park Point,” writes Treuer, who has a lifelong affair with our inland ocean. “The beauty of the lake became manifest. How else can I describe the experience. There are many times when I see a spectacular view of the lake, drop what I’m doing, and run out of the house to observe the unique patterns of colors and lights and sounds directly. These displays often change within seconds as winds whip water and sky into new configurations like wet paint that never dries.”

All Treuer’s photos are taken from the same place, which, he says, “underscores the remarkable daily and season change I’m experiencing. Bitter cold, gale-force winds, dancing sunlight, heat meeting sub-zero air, and perfectly calm weather are just a few of the factors that influence the lake’s ever-changing aspect.”

Besides stunning photos in the book, Treuer offers a one-page essay for each season, describing the light on the lake and what the weather and clouds do to the surface.

To read the original article and other recent book reviews, follow this link to the Pioneer Press website.

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