Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Whitefish Bay

I arrived at Whitefish Point shortly after a storm passed.  The air was hot and it was muggy.  Additionally, the mosquitoes were the worst I can remember encountering.  But I braved it all for these images.  I met fellow photographer Ken there and we headed to the beach to get some pictures.

This cumulonimbus cloud was catching the setting sun.

In the opposite direction the sun was setting.  I caught this ship sailing off into Lake Superior.  Some sharp-eyed boatnerds told me it was the Algoma Montrealis.

I turned back and saw this.  I'd moved down the beach a little and these pilings served to create some foreground interest.

This is essentially the same shot with a little different work done in post. 

The short boardwalk behind the lighthouse provided this view. 

Just a quick shot of some of the branches of the trees at the raised platform at the end of the boardwalk.

After that, we headed out to Whitefish Point.  The actual point.  In all the times I've been to Whitefish Point Lighthouse, I've never actually gone out to the point.  We couldn't get to the waters edge because the area is the nesting ground for an endangered bird.  We didn't linger too long because the mosquitoes were incredibly bad and even though we'd put on bug spray, and reapplied it after taking the boardwalk behind the complex, it seemed to be losing its effectiveness rapidly.

Heading back towards the lighthouse I stopped for this shot.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Shoe Tree

A while back I went to the Upper Pennisula.  I was heading for Bayview National Forest Campground on Whitefish Bay when I missed a turn.  I ended up doing a little backtracking and came across this.  The pictures aren't that great...pretty poor actually...but I included them because, well, I thought this was odd.

There were dozens of shoes in the tree.

And I have no idea why.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

While I've been away

Alright, I'm back.  Sort of.  I've been away for a number of small reasons and one larger one. 

The reason is this.  I am trying to actually sell some of my work.  Photography has been a simmering passion of mine since high school and I've always toyed with the idea of actually selling stuff.  My friend Jason showed me this website and got me motivated to get some of my stuff up for sale.

If you see something you like, even if you don't purchase it, a comment would be great if you're so inclined.  If you think it is worth sharing with your friends, would appreciate that too.

What you see there, you will probably see here.  What you see here, you may not see there.  This will be for things like the next post where the quality may not be the best.  That site will only contain my best work.  For a while, my focus is going to be on getting new material ready for that site and this blog will take a back seat to that.

I may even change the focus of this a bit.  We'll see.

In any event, I'm excited about the new steps and hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed capturing the images.