One of the most iconic views of Canada is the Sleeping Giant. Located on Sibley Peninsula in Lake Superior in northern Ontario, it is a land formation of mesas and sills with cliffs as high as 250m and the illusion of a sleeping giant from the shores of Thunder Bay.
With the goal of photographing the Sleeping Giant early the next morning, I checked the weathernetwork to see what I was going to face. 90% chance of severe thunderstorms. Not to promising for photography...or the tent my family and I was sleeping in, but I got up anyways. The inevitable happened right on schedule, a brilliant light show combined with high winds and lots of rain and when it had all ended a calm, moody landscape ready for any landscape photographer to unleash their creativity.
I had to compose this shot from the front seat of my car because, even though the storm had passed, it was still raining quite hard and I had nothing else to shelter my equipment. Timing my shot between passes from the wipers made this a challenge but as the Giant emerged from the fog the shot was taken and the Giant returned to his slumber within the clouds.
It was a breathtaking experience visiting Thunder Bay and one I am sure to return to and hopefully get to visit the Giant at his home on the cliffs Sibley Peninsula.