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Big Sable Point

In Landscapes by Patrick

The coastlines of large bodies of water are amazing natural wonders. One such body of water is Lake Michigan in my home state. With almost 1700 miles of coastline, it is one of the largest fresh water bodies in the world. Dotting it coastline are lighthouses. Some are operational to this day, while others are simply historical relics of a …

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Waterfall of the UP – Final Segment

In Landscapes by Patrick

There are few unaltered places left in the world where you can go and really have a sense of wonderment along with a feeling of what it must have been like before man started altering the landscape. On our last family vacation, we visited the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Although populated to some degree, there are still vast areas of …

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Waterfalls of the UP – Part Two

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In part one of the waterfalls series, I shared two falls that we visited that were somewhat of a hike to get to but worth the time. This waterfall is called Wagner falls and is maintained by the Michigan Department of Natural resources. As a result, there is a nice walkway to get to the falls and is a relatively …

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Waterfalls of the UP – Part One

In Landscapes by Patrick

Landscapes and phenomenons in nature are some of the most rewarding things to photograph. Unlike many other subjects, waterfalls are going anywhere and are usually pretty cooperative when getting photographed. Of course just because you want to photograph them does not mean that they will be robust and full. This depends on rainfall and run off most of the time, …

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Supermoon

In Landscapes by Patrick

The supermoon which occurred on November 14th, this year was the first one in almost 70 years. Simply put the moon was closer to the Earth during its orbit making it appear brighter and slightly larger than normal. Finding a dark place and photographing the moon is really a surreal feeling, especially when you get the milky way with it. …

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Silky Smooth Water

In Landscapes by Patrick

I have shared on my blog previously about combining images in camera to achieve a smooth silky water effect, and it can be done without adding and ND filter. I absolutely love that technique, but admittedly have not had a chance to use it very often. Well I resurrected this technique on a recent short trip where there were waterfalls. …