Goose in Charge

My first time to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens I think I went too early in the year – I’d expected more blooming things and there wasn’t really much. (I’d also been looking for a fairy display they supposedly had, but could not find any sign of it.) I still had fun exploring the trails, and […]

Yin and Yang

On my last trip to Marquette, the road that runs around Presque Isle hadn’t been opened for the season yet, so I had to walk about a mile to get out to the area near Black Rocks. I was glad I did, since there were some interesting ice/snow formations that were gone within two days […]

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, […]

Ghost of Summer

I’m not typically a fan of abstract photography, or artsy shots. But every now and then I find exceptions. It’s sometimes difficult during the fall to find interesting photos, because once the initial color changes are over, things are pretty drab in many places. This particular photo I liked because of the contrast between the […]

Frozen Woods

I’ve tried a handful of times to visit Marquette’s Black Rocks (at Presque Isle) before sunrise, to catch the sun coming up over Lake Superior. I’ve only manage it once where there weren’t too many clouds to actually see some sun. As a result, I’ve played around a lot with long exposure images, since it […]

Presque Isle Sunset

I wasn’t really sure I liked the end result with this photo, but ironically when I printed it on canvas I found I liked it much better. On the computer screen, I think I feel critical because of the amount of editing and noise involved… but the texture of the canvas somehow smooths that out. […]

Sunset Float

This is the essence of peace and calm, to me. Lake Superior can be tough and dangerous, but also so calming and relaxing. Combine it with a sunset and it’s just good for the soul. This was taken next to Black Rocks on Sunset Point (Presque Isle) in Marquette, Michigan. I’m not sure who was […]