Beautiful scenes like this have been created heavy snows in North Central United States. It takes heartier souls to get up to these areas to capture the beautiful scenery. -Photo by Mary Beth Engler
Tag / Lake Michigan
A fall morning on Lake Michigan. This is an area near Cave Point County Park in Door County. The changing weather in the fall can make for dramatic photos. This photo was processed by Aurora HDR which allows for the various tones and colors to come through.
Last rays of sunshine transition from a colorful sunset to the blue sky of dusk. North Bay in Wisconsin shelters the waters of Lake Michigan so you have a slow rolling surf able to reflect the colorful sky. A special time to take photographs is during the “golden hour,” 30 minutes before and after sunset. […]
This is not a school house and not a lighthouse. It is what is known as a “range light.” There are two lights, one at each end of the walkway in the photo. The other light (not shown in this photo) is near Baileys Harbor and when ships lineup the two lights, they have found […]
A quiet morning on Lake Michigan. This bay is shallow so there is limited boat traffic and sitting on the dock watching the sunrise is a must for this area. Also this is a bay which keeps the waves down. This is a three shot HDR photo taken on a tripod. See my HDR tutorial […]
On the Lake Michigan side of Door County you will find Cave Point County Park. This is an area of low bluffs along the lake that have been hollowed out by the waves. There are lots of scenic overlooks so if you visit, be sure to bring your camera. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Door-County/i-r4zbNTK/A
While heading out for some sightseeing with a friend, I notice this beautiful yacht go by. I suggested we go out into some very rough water to photograph the sailboat and the friend agreed. This is the is the result taken from a very bouncy platform! (1/500 sec; 105mm; ISO 320; f9) https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Door-County/i-wdw5573/A
A shallow area on Lake Michigan allows these reeds to grow around this dock, giving a nice effect for this early morning shot.This is one of the many scenic areas in Door County, Wisconsin. A photographer should plan to spend several days to get a number of nice shots. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Door-County/i-jb7CkSK/A
A trip to Door County required a visit to a new lighthouse. Eagle Bluff Light is on the the Green Bay side of Door County. These place can be difficult to photograph because of all of the visitors and tours. A little patience will pay off. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Door-County/i-jVfs8q3/A
Main Street USA. Everyone in Harbor Springs, Michigan flies the American Flag adding to the atmosphere of this small town.