Category Archives: Pictured Rocks

Sunrise on Mirror Lake – Munising, Michigan

Often clients and friends have asked why I get out early to capture images and my answer is usually something like this. Early mornings have the best light of the day and often give us special effects. As the sun was rising on this wonderful fall day a soft mist lingered over the lake giving it a surreal look. Most mornings the early morning fog burns off before the sunrises.

At the sun was starting to make the horizon glow I captured this image at 1 seconds at f/11, ISO 100

Misty Morning Sunrise - Munising, Michigan

Misty Morning Sunrise – Munising, Michigan

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Michigan Train Tracks in the Fall

Train tracks are great subject matter for photographers. In this Northern Michigan image the lines lead you through this great fall scene.

This line not only lead my eye through the image, but then my imagination takes over and leads me to more great shooting locations somewhere down the tracks.

In May I will be teaching a Photographic Workshop in Italy, we will be riding a train from Venice to Florence. Working with the group for a couple of days before heading into the Siena Province and then onto Rome; the fun will be when imagination takes over as we head down the tracks.

Train Tracks in the Autumn processed with Lightroom and Topaz Clarity

Train Tracks in the Autumn processed with Lightroom and Topaz Clarity

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Sunrise in the UP of Michigan – Revisiting a Mirror Lake

My mornings on location can bring amazing results. Earlier in the week we visited this lake hoping to capture mirror reflections at sunrise but the winds had kicked up making the lake choppy and even though that morning was beautiful I had to revisit this lake to capture this soft fog and mirrored sunrise.

Often clients and friends ask why I revisit these beautiful places? My answer often brings a smile when I tell them that I revisit these beautiful locations to capture them under the right lighting and weather locations. When I revisit an area like Pictured Rocks I will always explore and scout out new locations to shoot but there are locations that I will go back to every time I am in an area.

Sunrise in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Sunrise in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

The unprocessed image of this misty morning on this mirror lake is pretty sweet but processing this image with Lightroom and Topaz Clarity brings the feel and look closer to what we actually saw that morning.

Sunrise in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Raw image

Sunrise in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Raw image

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Storm surges along Picture Rocks

 

The storms passing over Lake Superior created these wonderful waves crashing along the shoreline at Pictures Rocks.

Storm surges along pictured rocks

Storm surges along pictured rocks

Using the Lightroom 5.6 develop module and Topaz Clarity I was able to bring out the greens in the Lake Superior waves.

Raw Images of storm surges

Raw Images of storm surges

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Memorial Falls – Pictured Rocks

The Munising Pictured Rocks area is great area to explore waterfall falls. When exploring the water falls it is fun to climb around and explore all angles. When exploring Memorial falls it was fun climbing in behind the falls and shooting out to capture some of the yellows in the fall colors.

Memorial Falls - Pictured Rocks

Memorial Falls – Pictured Rocks

The image below where I am shooting into the fall is the typical image you see of Memorial falls. It is a nice image but does not have the character of the image above where I am shooting out of the falls.

Memorial Falls - Munising Michigan

Memorial Falls – Munising Michigan

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Pictured Rocks – Lake Superior

Last weekend I participated in my last outdoor art fair of the year and after having a day at home I headed to Munising and Pictured Rocks to capture a great sunset. It has been a long season and nothing  refreshes me like a great sunset.

Pictured Rocks Munising Michigan

Pictured Rocks Munising Michigan


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