Looking for Lunch

Stopped to stretch my legs and point and shoot on my way out of Marquette… I thought it was interesting that with the waves picking up (they were getting bigger while you watched) the seagulls were looking for lunch. I’m guessing the waves kick up more food options? This was the last photo I took […]

A Superior Shoreline

If this was my back yard, I could die happy. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve stopped along both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan when driving to and from Marquette. Many times before having a camera, but definitely a good number after as well. I don’t know if I’ll ever pull it […]

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 […]

Bubble Self Portrait

On my quest to find interesting ways to use my crystal ball (since it won’t work for seeing my future) I’ve tried to do a “self portrait” of sorts. That’s me in the center of the ball. I would have used a non-telephoto lens so I could get closer, but the waves made that a […]

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 […]

Sunset Shoreline

With my previous camera (Canon 70D) I used to do a lot of sunset photos, though the 80D seems to behave differently. I’m not sure if it’s model specific or individual camera specific, or what. In any case, one of my favorite places for sunsets is Presque Isle in Marquette. This was taken from one […]

Rock Bubble

On my latest trip back north to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, my son was patient enough to spend a good chunk of outdoors time while dad lugged his camera gear along. This photo was one of my favorite taken on this trip. I’ve been playing with ways to use the glass ball that would be a […]

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 […]

Superior Splash

Sometimes it’s not hard to understand why they put a fence in place at the shore end of the breakwater to keep people from walking out during bad weather… these aren’t the biggest waves Lake Superior can throw at you, and even these would be plenty strong enough to sweep you right into the water. […]