Hunting Overkill

When you visit Lakenenland, one of the first things you’ll find (after the large dinosaur with a fish) is a gun boat in the pond by the entrance. I honestly hadn’t expected to see a boat with a machine gun that day. My guess is that if you’re duck hunting, this is probably more firepower […]

Duck Duck…

As much as geese are angry, ducks are skittish. I need to get a bigger zoom lens if I want to get more photos of these guys. This one took off right before I got into the position I was going for with the set up of the shot. I thought this ended up alright […]

Distant Memory

Right before turning off on a road to explore the Laughing Whitefish area there’s a post office for Deerton, Michigan. Right near that, there’s a house that’s seen better days. Every time I see houses like this (there are many along the roads in the U.P. when you get out away from the towns) it […]

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, […]

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. […]

Rocky Roots

This was a difficult shot to get, and I’m still not 100% happy with it, because it was relatively dark and I didn’t really have the time to set up my tripod. (My son and I were hiking up Sugar Loaf and he reeeeeally wanted to get to the top.) There’s two trails up, this […]