The verso page shows a photo I took of one of the many cedar trees along the Cascade River. This page spread in some ways sparked my dissatisfaction with leaving space for photos as I worked through the journal and then printing them out and putting them in when I got home.
I look at the recto page with the bait shop's giant walleye coming out of the roof and find more satisfaction in that sketch than the photo of the cedar. For the cedar the sky had turned dark and everyone was eager to get back to the car before it rained. I don't really feel I got to "see" the cedar. The bait shop sketch, on the other hand seems more real to me, even though it was completed probably just as quickly (using a Pentel Color Brush and watercolors).
See my first sketch of the bait shop on my 2003 trip to Grand Marais. (Or return to your viewing of my first Grand Marais journal.)
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