Of the several times I’ve visited Crosswinds Marsh in Michigan, I’ve gotten probably the lowest percentage of photos I was happy with. I think is is partially because half the time it’s been very crowded, but I think it also requires the clouds and lighting to be “just right” to go with the various landscape options. Essentially, the park is basically a lot of wooden trails over swampy and pond areas, connecting a handful of islands. (It doesn’t feel super “naturish” though, as it’s literally across a dirt road from a huge landfill.) Though it’s not my favorite places I’ve visited, it does have some unique opportunities for outdoors/landscape photography.
This particular shot was taken on the walkway just after having crossed the first water section, looking into the first of the tiny islands. I ended up liking it because it looks almost less like a trail or walkway than like if the woods had a wooden floor.
Exposure: 1/250 seconds
Focal Length: 18mm