Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Northern Lights on Weekend Reflections

Dan Urbanski had a studio in Silver City just east of the Porcupines and was an extraordinary  nature photographer.  His photo of the aurora borealis hangs in the "room with a view" and reflects the light of day a little farther south of Lake Superior.  View the original without reflection at Quietly Wild.  The original was taken when Dan was artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park.

Urbanski's love and nature and art has been honored by Friends of the Porkies who support the annual Dan Urbanski Artist-in-Residence program at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the UP of Michigan.   In fact, Dan was the founder of the Friends, an organization open to all who the Porkies and which sponsors Folk Schools and Music Festivals at the park.  For more information visit their website: http://www.porkies.org/index.html.

For more reflected light, visit Weekend Reflections at its founder's blog, Newton Area Photo.


  1. Great shot!
    Best regards from Argentina

  2. This is fun! I would LOVE to see them in real life. I have seen them here but it was a long time ago now.

  3. The northern lights are an experience of a lifetime and I have had only one like that pictured by Dan Urbanski, in Marquette on Lake Superior on a cold August morning. Th sky was filled with undualating, dancing lights of green and red and yellow. Unforgettable. Every now and then we see pale versions here in southern Michigan.