My vacation in the UP, Sunrise, sunset
Sorting through all the photos I shot last week is a chore, a lot less fun that shooting them in the first place. 😉
I have a number that weren’t taken at any big name location, these will be of the sunset and sunset photos that I shot at the small campgrounds that I stayed in, or while on the road in the evening. I hope that you enjoy them.
I’ll start with two sunset photos that I shot while eating supper in a county park in Negaunee, Michigan.
Next up is a series of a sunrise that I shot at Emily’s Lake State Forest Campground, which is south of Houghton, Michigan.
I wanted fall foliage shots, this was close to the best I could do.
That is, until I shot these three of a haymarsh along US 2, somewhere west of Escanaba, Michigan.
For this next series, I shot a sunrise over a bay on Lake Michigan, at Portage Bay State Forest Campground. I really like this series, it isn’t the greatest sunrise, but I pivoted the tripod back and forth to catch the sun as it rose over the lake. As the sun would peek a little higher over the lake, I would pivot the camera on the tripod and catch the sunshine as it struck the plants and trees on the shoreline. A time-lapse of sorts, that I am especially proud of. It isn’t the most beautiful sunrise ever captured on camera, but I think that I did a great job of showing how quickly and how much the lighting changes during a sunrise.
There have been times in my life when I’ve considered relocating to another part of the country, but you know what? Those thoughts have come to an end. I am truly blessed to live in Michigan!
The political and business climate isn’t always the best here, but one thing remains constant, access to some of nature’s most beautiful scenery and wildlife. The residents of Michigan have always placed a high value on not only preserving the natural beauty of the state, but also providing access to nature, which is why Michigan has more public land than any other state east of the Mississippi River, and why our system of state parks and forests is the largest in the country.
I was the only person staying in Portage Bay Campground that night and morning, but, there were plenty of other eyes that saw this sunrise….
…not only were there gulls….
I hate to brag, but having two camera bodies sure came in handy on this morning! While one was set up on the tripod for the sunrise landscapes, I was shooting the gulls and eagle with the other with the Beast attached to it.
That goes along with a shot from the highlight post I did, of an eagle flying over Emily’s Lake as I was setting up to do that series of sunrise photos. Two sunrises, two bad eagle photos, and there’s more to come in future posts as well. But, how cool is it when you can be standing on a beautiful beach all alone, watching a beautiful sunrise, and see eagles flying over with regularity? I do love Michigan!
Here’s a link to part one of the series of posts on my vacation to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!