Take a walk on the very exclusive Harbor Point and you will see many scenes like this. This is Little Traverse Bay with the town of Harbor Springs on the other side. Known as “Up North,” the area has scenic towns and open farmland. The clouds are a little threatening due to a series ofContinue reading “Little Traverse Bay”
This is a gate to a private beach in an area of Harbor Springs, Michigan called Wequetonsing. This is a line of beautiful cottages along the harbor. One morning during an early morning stroll, as I was taking photographs like this, a man ran out of his cottage shouting: “are you a photographer?” I toldContinue reading “The Gate”
The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of TreesContinue reading “Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse”
This is part of the scenic Cave Point County Park. Exploring the shores of Door County (a peninsula) you find a lot of the stacked rocks you see on the beach. Cave Point is full of low bluffs and water swirling under the rock. The rock piles are called cairns. These have become more numerousContinue reading “Stacked Rocks”
Sunrise on North Bay near Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin. This view always has spectacular colors but you have to get up early to see them. However, watching the full moon come over the horizon happens in early evening, a much better time.
I really liked the soft tones of some photos I have seen and I have been looking for ways to accomplish the effect. What I found was that you really have to take these photos during the “Golden Hour.” That is, take your photos about 10 minutes before sunrise/sunset to 10 minutes after. The lightContinue reading “Subtle tones”
Driving across this bridge is not for the fainthearted. The bridge is over 26,000 feet long and if going, it is best to go to the bridge website for a weather report as the deck will sway in high wind. Since the deck is 200 ft above water chances for high wind are pretty good.Continue reading “Mackinac Bridge”
A few minutes after sunrise on North Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. A great time and place to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee. Perhaps heading out in the kayak afterwards? This is near Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin looking out to Lake Michigan.
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
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.