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Sunlight on Cedars
Photograph by Jim Brandenburg

In any other place this lovely island-dotted lake would have a name that reflects its tranquil beauty. But here in Minnesota's Boundary Waters region, blessed with thousands of lakes, the naming process sometimes came down to numbers. When surveyors did their methodical plotting a hundred years ago, this lake in Superior National Forest ended up in a grid called Section 12, and Section Twelve Lake is what it's called to this day.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon D1X
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 80-400 mm Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: Not recorded

Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: 6:01 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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