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 […]

Reaching Out

Every now and then my son gets a good deal when I bribe him to pose for a shot when we’re wandering the U.P. outdoors. For this shot he’s crouched down by a puddle at Black Rocks on Marquette’s Presque Isle. I took a little bit of Photoshop liberty in tweaking the photo… having the […]

Exploding Winter

During one of my winter stops at Presque Isle in Marquette, shooting various ice formations, I found a spot where the water was flowing enough under the ice that the waves were splashing up through it in places. It kind of looked like the ice was repeatedly exploding.  Download: Exploding_Winter-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4458.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/11 Exposure: 1/1600 […]

Ghost Waters

Everyone likes using long exposures for waterfall shots, but I have more fun with the technique along the Lake Superior shoreline. I love the effects you can get from the waves, in the different weather. This one feels to me like a combination of waves and fog rolling in… I like the ethereal quality.  Download: Ghost_Waters-Asgard_Photography_IMG_0510.jpg […]

Edge of Presque Isle

Trees, stone, and waves… the holy trinity of Lake Superior. If you haven’t been to Marquette, Michigan, you really should visit. And when you do, be sure to spend some time exploring Presque Isle. There are trails along the outside edge that provide some amazing views. (Just be really careful not to fall off!) On […]