Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Empire Bluff" Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Some young people enjoying a campfire and watching the sun go down on Esch road beach, Empire Bluff Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Gotta love Michigan's Great Lakes shorelines. You can walk hundreds of miles of pristine national lakeshores.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Otter Creek" Sleeping Bear Dunes National lakeshore


I went to Esch Beach to get a sunset shot with the Empire bluffs in the background but I was having too much fun wading the Otter Creek and noticed the sun was inline with the mouth of the stream so this is what I shot.

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -1/200sec
Focal length - 28mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
© Copyright 2012 John McCormick , All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Otter Creek Sunset" Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Mouth of the Otter Creek at Lake Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. I saw a beautiful Bobcat by this little stream but he ran off before I got my camera out of the bag. What a beautiful animal. I had a blast wading in the Otter Creek, the water was surprisingly warm for this early in the year.

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -1/4sec
Focal length - 28mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed -200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
© Copyright 2012 John McCormick , All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

2012 "Pure Michigan" Mackinac Bridge Billboard


If your traveling the highway and happen to notice this Pure Michigan billboard , you'll know who they got the Mackinac Bridge photo from! The D700 files print pretty good at 60ft by 14ft ! :)

The 2012 billboards will be in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Southern Ontario.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Morgan Falls - (Morgan Creek) Marquette , Michigan


This is an interesting intersection where the Morgan Creek empties into the Carp River. I've been a Michigan waterfall enthusiast for most of my life and still haven't come close to seeing them all. Morgan Falls only drops about 20ft. but it's a pretty little waterfall to visit. It didn't turn out to bad considering the way the tripod was humming from the strong current. The water temps were quite exhilarating this time of year.

The photo below was taken just above the falls.

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -1.3sec
Focal length - 30mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
© Copyright 2012 John McCormick , All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Cabin Reflections" Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


Was doing some "Two-Tracking" in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area and came upon this old homestead on a pond. What a peaceful place! If you walk west of the cabin through the woods, about a 30 minute walk... you come out to a secluded beach on the shore of lake Michigan.

Looks pretty sweet on black!

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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Exposure -1/80sec
Focal length - 70mm
Aperture - f/8
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
© Copyright 2012 John McCormick , All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grand Sable Dunes - (Log Slide) Pictured Rocks National lakeshore


This was one the most beautiful sunrises I have seen , it had a rainbow of color across the sky. When I was a kid we would run to the bottom of this dune down to the lakeshore . If I remember right it's 4 or 5 hundred feet above Lake Superior. Years ago the loggers used this spot to slide timber down to the lake. There is a sign at this location telling of a story about a logger in a boat below the slide, that was hit by a log that had skipped when it hit the water decapitating him instantly!


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Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 16-35mm
Exposure -1.3sec
Focal length - 26mm
Aperture - f/11
ISO Speed - 200
Quality - raw processed in capture NX2
© Copyright 2012 John McCormick , All Rights Reserved

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Hi, My name is John McCormick I’m an avid Michigan / Great Lakes Landscape Photographer. I am a life long Michigan resident and have been into landscape photography for over 30 years. On my website Michigan Nut Photography I offer high quality Fine Art Prints for the home and office. Also available are canvas wraps, standouts, framed prints, mugs, glasses, magnets, and a variety of other gifts and merchandise all of which can be printed on with a photo of your choice in my galleries.