Smooth Shores

There were several different framings of similar shots that I got on an evening after I’d checked into my motel. (Lake Superior was right on the other side of the road, so I of course had to take advantage of the lower evening light for some long exposure images.) I’d been playing with the settings, […]

Persistence

While staying at the Seacoast Resort on a recent trip to the U.P., I took the opportunity to wander across the road to the Lake Superior shoreline there. The evening I checked in, the lighting was perfect for some longer exposure shots of the waves. While the “spaghetti effect” with waterfalls is very commonly seen, […]

Shell Sky

Lake Superior is my favorite, but on most trips I have fun stopping along Lake Michigan (in the Upper Peninsula) to stretch my legs and wander with my camera. I had some trouble getting the focus I wanted on this shot so ended up using a composite of two different shots. Still didn’t quite get […]

Winter Stones

I’d stopped on the shoreline near Presque Isle to try to get some shots of the ice, but wasn’t able to get close to where I wanted. Instead I found a nice juxtaposition of winter and summer. There were lots of patches of these wave washed rocks that were frozen in place along the shoreline. […]

Lake Michigan Birch

This is probably my favorite shot I’ve taken along the North shore of Lake Michigan. It’s a stretch of beach I’ve become intimately familiar with through my years of traveling between Michigan’s peninsulas. In this particular case, I really liked the backlighting on the tree and the grass, and was happy with the amount of […]

Beach is Closed

I’d meant to try for some ice photos, but by the time I got to the shoreline on this particular day, the snow was coming down pretty hard and I decided not to walk for long on the frozen beach. This photo was a bit lazily taken, shot from my car with the window rolled […]