Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Manistee Breakwater Lighthouse Manistee, Michigan


Some nice waves rolling in from named storm (Draco). I really like the colors in this one. Gonna have to frame it up I do believe. :)


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Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Inspiration Point" Bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and the little town of Arcadia, Michigan

Via Flickr: I was going to head down to Grand Haven during the gale warnings for (Draco) and shoot there, and the St. Joe lighthouse, but I decided to shoot something new. I ended up first in the little town of Arcadia. The roadside park was closed and 16 inches or more of fresh snow fell during the night so I had to park the truck a half mile or so up the road and walk back. The stairs that climb up to the lookout were drifted thigh deep in snow, making it quite a feat . It was well worth the climb though, the view was gorgeous, the waves are much bigger than they appear. If you look close you can see Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia's most prominent structure and a Michigan state historic site.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lake Huron Sunrise, Port Hope, Michigan


I wish I would have had gotten some video the morning I took this photo. The ice was bobbing around, making cool gurgling sounds in the water. I stood there listening and watching this sunrise all morning.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter at Miners Falls Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


I spent an entire day hiking to some of my favorite places in the PRNL. Had the place to myself, what a feeling of solitude..

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Winter at Miners Falls Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


I spent an entire day hiking to some of my favorite places in the PRNL. Had the place to myself, what a feeling of solitude..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winter on the Mosquito river Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


I hiked back to the Mosquito river believing the weathermen that the lake-effect snow was over , and that the wind direction was changing to a southerly flow. NOT so much. shortly after I reached the Mosquito falls and got some pics, it started snowing HEAVY. the narrow trail through the forest doesn't look the same with the pines bending over and your tracks you made coming in are quickly being covered up. There is a couple of intersections where you turn on that trail to Mosquito, and apparently some of this years deer hunters thought it was a good plan to use the trail signs for target practice .

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter at Miners Falls Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


I had a blast playing in the snow for a couple of days in Upper Michigan. Some of the roads leading into the Pictured Rocks area were getting close to being unpassable.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The old 510 Dead river Bridge Marquette, Michigan


Some people canoeing the river enjoying the beautiful fall colors. This bridge was originally located on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. It was purchased by the Michigan State Highw
ay Department in 1919, and erected at it's current Marquette County location in 1921... It's a beautiful view in the fall...

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Exposure -..1/250sec
focal length - 180mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Friday, November 9, 2012

"The Old Corn-Crib" Historic (Martin Basch Farm) Port Oneida, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Corn cribs were first used by Native Americans and were quickly adopted by European settlers. Early American design has walls slanted outward like this one. This was taken at the Historic (Martin Basch Farm) Port Oneida, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/250sec
focal length - 122mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Copper Country" Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Sunrise , Eagle Harbor, Michigan


Autumn sunrise at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Focal length - 300mm
Exposure -..1/60sec
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Smoky Mountian Sunset - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


This shot was taken from the back porch of the cabin we stayed in last week. Not the best composition, but the best I could do by shooting through the opening in the woods that the property owners cut. You can see the lights from the town of Pigeon Forge in the valley.



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Exposure -..1/6sec
focal length - 82mm
Aperture - f/5.6
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Autumn Snow in the Smokies - Great Smoky Mountians National Park


We just got back form a trip to Tennessee. Hurricane Sandy brought an unexpected early snow storm to the Appalachians. Backpackers awoke to more than 20 inches of snow and 4 foot drifts. This shot was taken from the foothills above Gatlinburg, TN ,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn sunrise at Sugarloaf Mountain Marquette, Michigan


The sun is rising over partridge Island which is just offshore from Marquette, Michigan. Takes about 20 minutes to hike up the top, but.. when you lose the trail, a Little longer .haha



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -..1/80sec
focal length - 19mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Sunrise,Eagle Harbor, Michigan


We spent the night in the little town of Eagle Harbor Michigan's Upper Peninsula, beautiful little town. If your ever in Copper Harbor...a few miles North , get your dinner at the "Harbor Haus" restaurant. The view from the dining area is fantastic, and the German food is INCREDIBLE. If your a beer drinker, try the locally brewed Widow-maker!


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -..1/20sec
focal length - 31mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Manabezho Falls Presque Isle river, Porcupine Mountains State Park


In the Spring, or other times of high water, this falls is very wide. But in Summer it flows mostly from one side. Just downstream there's a suspension (Footbridge) where the famous "potholes" can be seen. The river carved them into the gorge.



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 50mm
Exposure -..1/400sec
focal length -50mm
Aperture - f/5.6
ISO Speed -400
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Monday, October 22, 2012

"Autumn Blaze" Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


This was taken between Chapel Beach and Mosquito Beach. The stained cliff walls of pictured rocks look amazing topped with fall color.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Focal length - 75mm
Exposure -..1/60ec
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn at the Historic (Martin Basch Farm) Port Oneida, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.


Martin Basch purchased this land from another German farmer, Martin Haft, a 110 acre parcel of land for $500 on 18 August 1883.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/400sec
focal length - 31mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -800
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Presque Isle river (Potholes) Porcupine Mountains State Park


These interesting curved shapes carved into the rock on the Presque isle river are photographed by lots of photographers each year. I haven't been here when the light was optimal, or when the water levels were just right, having some water flow over each pothole. I've been there early spring when the water is so high it goes complete
ly over them, hiding the curves. This year we had drought conditions so some of the potholes had no water at all. Still though, very beautiful and picturesque . One of the most beautiful locations in Michigan.



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/13ec
focal length - 31mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Autumn at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


What's happening along these sandstone cliffs is amazing. It's like something is turning a crank and rolling the
forest floor over the edge.. What's interesting too, is how the trees start growing again along the shoreline, and on the sides of cliff walls. This photo was taken between Chapel beach and Mosquito beach.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/200ec
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, October 15, 2012

"Sugarloaf Mountain Sunrise" Marquette, Michigan


The foothills of Lake Superior's Huron Mountain range. Little Presque Isle is seen in this photo looking North from the edge of this rock outcropping.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/13ec
focal length - 17mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Black Valley" Michigan's Porcupine Mountains State Park


I was shooting some shots of the carp river valley and the tops of the treeline was lit but the valley back behind was dark. I spot metered the trees and came up with this.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/320ec
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Friday, October 12, 2012

"Lake of the Clouds" Sunrise in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park


What a peaceful view this is! It wasn't a morning with lots of pretty clouds, but is was beautiful nonetheless. In the upper left of the photo you can see someone watching the sunrise.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/40ec
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The old 510 Dead river Bridge Marquette, Michigan


This bridge was originally located on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. It was purchased by the Michigan State Highway Department in 1919, and erected at it's current Marquette County location in 1921. It's a beautiful view in the fall... reminds me of the South.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/250ec
Aperture - f/5.6
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Black river Harbor" Michigan's Gogebic County, Ottawa National Forest.


One of our favorite places in Michigan, we have been camping here for over 30 years. This is a photo of the Harbor and the North Country Trail, where it crosses the river via a suspension footbridge. The Black river is one of Michigan's Nationally designated (Wild and scenic rivers) , Gogebic County, Ottawa National Forest.



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/250ec
Aperture - f/5.6
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Sugarloaf Mountain Sunrise" Marquette, Michigan


I almost lost my camera bag while taking this pic. I bumped it with my foot and it started tumbling down the that rock outcropping. I quickly grabbed my tripod and caught the strap of the bag with one of the legs just before went over the edge!!.



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/20ec
Focal length -22mm
Aperture - f/16
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bond Falls Ontonagon River, Paulding, Michigan


Autumn in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon16-35mm
Exposure -..1/120ec
Focal length -24mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed -200
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brockway Lake - Autumn in Mecosta County, Michigan


The colors are really starting to pop in the Big Rapids area. I spent the afternoon driving around Mecosta County yesterday ,.shooting barns, and Brockway Lake.


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon70-300mm
Exposure -..1/250ec
Focal length -85mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Greewood Falls" Siver City, Michigan


This Michigan waterfall is often overlooked, but for Autumn color, it's one of my favorites. If you plan to visit Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains ; this falls is not far from there.


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon16-35mm
Exposure -..1/13ec
Focal length -27mm
Aperture - f/13
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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Monday, September 24, 2012

(Overlook #9) Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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I'm still digging sand out of ears after visiting the dunes this weekend ; strong winds and numerous rain showers . Such a gorgeous view 400 ft above Lake Michigan.


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon16-35mm
Exposure -..1/640ec
Focal length -17mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Crisp Point Lighthouse Michigan's Lake Superior Shoreline


Lake Superior was the warmest I have ever felt it. My wife and I spent the afternoon swimming at Crisp Point.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/60ec
Focal length -26mm
Aperture - f/16
ISO Speed -200
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mosquito Falls - Picture Rocks National Lakeshore


This pretty little Michigan waterfall is hidden in the Beaver Basin Wilderness , PRNL. If you like brook trout fishing there are lots of them in here. Sorry I've been a lame contact here on flickr , lots of irons in the fire lately!


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..1/5 sec
Focal length -26mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Crisp Point Lighthouse Sunset - Lake Superior, Upper Michigan


The first time we visited this Lighthouse, (about 20 years ago) It was about ready to fall into Lake Superior from the severe erosion. The Lighthouse now has been saved and beautifully restored. Getting to this landmark requires quite an adventure; the closest town is about 40 miles and getting there is by logging roads and two-tracks.


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon50mm
Exposure -..1/400 sec
Focal length -50mm
Aperture - f/5.6
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

(Lower) Mosquito Falls Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


It's always difficult to balance an exposure of waterfall pics, especially when you shoot at a low angle (Which I love to do). It didn't turn out to bad considering. Lots of Brook trout in this little Michigan stream!



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -..25 sec
Focal length -16mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, August 27, 2012

"Sunset Cruise" Miners Castle Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


This photo was taken from the observation deck at the Miners Castle Lookout, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Munising, Michigan. The pictured rocks tour boat is returning to Munising bay, cruising into the sunset. The turret on the right side of Miners Castle broke off and fell into Lake Superior several years ago. The colored rock and geological formations along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are breathtakingly beautiful.



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon16-35mm
Exposure -.1/100 sec
Focal length -26mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mosquito river - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


Just got back from a few day's in Upper Michigan , did a little hiking along the Mosquito river in PRNL. A huge White Cedar hangs on to the river bank and a log leans against the falls. I found it quite interesting.


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -.5 sec
Focal length -17mm
Aperture - f/6.3
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, August 20, 2012

"Lonely Goose" Mouth of the Hurricane river - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


I was setting up my tripod for this shot , when this goose landed on the beach and watched the sun go down with me.:)



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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -1/40sec
Focal length -19mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, August 13, 2012

"Witch of October" Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula


Lake Superior is churning from the gale force winds pounding the shores.

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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -1/20sec
Focal length -20mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mouth of the Miners river Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


This is such a peaceful beach and a great place to swim with the warm waters of the river spilling into Lake Superior.



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon16-35mm
Exposure -1/120sec
Focal length -22mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
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Friday, August 10, 2012

South Manitou Island Lighthouse Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


I want to go back to South Manitou Island again ..next time I will be super cautious of the poison ivy out there.! I did great the whole trip, and then one night, I was looking for more firewood in the woods, and forgot about it, .. BAM... GOT IT!! Poison ivy sucks!!



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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon50mm
Exposure -1/400sec
Focal length -50mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Holland Harbor Sunset - Holland, Michigan Breakwater Light


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Camera - Nikon D700
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Exposure -1/50sec
Focal length -300mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, August 6, 2012

"Big Red" Holland Harbor Lighthouse Sunset - Holland, Michigan


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Exposure -1/30sec
Focal length -195mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

"Evening Light" South Manitou Island Lighthouse Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


This is a fascinating little Island with some very interesting history. My wife and I backpacked out there for two nights..pitched our tent on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.



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Exposure -1/125sec
Focal length - 16mm
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ISO Speed -200
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Big Red" Holland Harbor Lighthouse Sunset


Holland Michigan was Founded by Dutch emigrants. The Lighthouse has a gabled roof that reflects the Dutch influence in the area. I think Lake Michigan was warmer than I have ever felt it. It felt like I was wading in a small inland pond. The Lighthouse is known by Michiganders as (Big


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Exposure -1/60sec
Focal length -102mm
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Lightkeepers Path" South Manitou Island Lighthouse Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


I thought this was sort of an interesting perspective of the Lighthouse; the little pathway that's becoming overgrown, leading to the entrance door at the base of the tower.


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Exposure -1/100sec
Focal length -16mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Au Sable Point Lighthouse Sunrise ..Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore




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