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Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

Sunset at the Hardy

Door County

There is always something interesting to find in Door County. This is the Hardy Gallery an art gallery on Eagle Bay located in an old boathouse displaying various types of art. To make things more interesting, the building is covered with graffiti (mostly peoples names). After viewing art, you can walk around the building and enjoy the scenery and the names on the building.

 

Last drop on Bond Falls

Here is one more view of Bond Falls in Michigan’s UP. This is the final spectacular drop of the river after a number of minor falls. You can see these upper falls here. I like this scene because of the nice clouds and the contrast between the wispy water and the trees. You can also see on the left that there are heavier clouds moving in on the area.

This is an area about an hour away from a place where I have been vacationing for over 65 years. I never heard of the falls and found them for looking at other photographers photos.

I used a tripod and a darkened filter to get this photo. The f stop was set to about 18 and the dark filter kept the lens open longer than normal giving water that white mist. I also took three photos at different exposures to capture light and dark areas.

Gateway Arch

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building.

The Arch gives St. Louis a stunning cityscape and is something to see up close. If you have not been to the St. Louis riverfront to see it be sure to visit sometime. You can ride to the top too!

Old Barn

Door County

One of many old barns in Door County. For photographers, there are great lighthouse, seaside and roadside attractions to photograph. The interior of Door County is dotted with scenic farms that make great subjects.

This old barn is in front of a sunflower field which makes it more interesting. If you are in the area bu sure to enjoy the interior subjects.

Click on the photo to see a larger version and click on the little “i” to see the specs on the photo.

Life Saving Station

Washington Island, WI

This is a Duluth-type life saving station that began operations April 1, 1896, serving the Portes des Morts Passage (more commonly called “Death’s Door”) at the entrance to Green Bay. In 1939 a boathouse was added at the end of a 200 foot pier. In 1990 the U.S. Coast Guard abandoned the station and moved the crew to nearby Washington Island. In the background you will see Pilot Island Lighthouse.

This was taken from the Washington Island Ferry that runs from Northport to Washington Island.

Click on the photo for a larger version.

Waterfall

Here is another photo of Bond Falls in Michigan’s UP. This is a series of falls ind in this one last drop over massive rocks in the end.

There has been a lot of rain this season so the rushing water is pretty spectacular. There are paths so that you can walk up along the falls to see lesser falls leading to this one.

Sunrise on North Bay

North Bay

Sunrises and sunsets in the northern latitudes are spectacular due to the earth’s tilt on its axis. Also in the morning there is less wind on the lakes giving them a nice reflecting surface. North Bay on Lake Michigan in Door County is a small bay which has less wind on it making it pretty calm and a great placing for boating or just relaxing on the shore.

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