Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Frozen in Time" Munising Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakseshore


It was fascinating standing next to the waterfall. You can hear the water rushing down through the center of the ice column .

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse


Dangerously thin ice on Lake Superior near the Lighthouse. Strong currents flowing through the channel in Munising Bay prevent the ice from getting thick enough to safely walk on.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Photography Techniques: Using 4x6 ND Grads


I've had a lot of people ask me about ND filters and how I use them, so I thought I would share my technique for using the Singh-Ray 4x6" Graduated Neutral Density filters and reverse ND's. Some lenses, especially ultra-wide angles , will cause Vignetting Problems with some of the filter holders , (darkened corners in the image), or when stacking multiple screw on type filters / polarizers. There are some companies offering filter holders designed specifically for wide angle lenses if you like them. Personally I like the convenience of being able to quickly screw on a (Cokin Z-PRO Adapter Ring) and clip the filter on the front of the lens at any angle or position in just a few seconds with a (simple basic office clip) . Very effective, especially when that golden light is slipping away and don't want to miss your shot.

Buy some (adhesive-backed craft felt), and line the inside jaws of the clips. Then, line the outside face of the adapter ring with the felt. Just lay the ring on the felt and trace around it, cut it to fit. (see photo)

When your out shooting, just simply align your ND filter in the proper position while looking through the viewfinder and clamp it to the adapter ring with the clips.. Fast, effective, no damage to the filter. The adapter rings are threaded and come in the various thread sizes...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Just March(ing) Along.. Point Betsie Lighthouse


Winter losing it's grip along the shores of Lake Michigan. I was looking through my archives and found this pictured from 2011 that I never uploaded.. anywhere.. weird!

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Friday, March 8, 2013

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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.