And the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home.
– Christopher Columbus
- Catamaran at Dusk
Learning to Sail
There is something very romantic about sailing. The graceful lines of the boat, the subtle murmur of the wake, man and nature in harmony. I had the good fortune of taking a cat-rigged scow out on a Northern Michigan lake a few weeks past.
It was great fun!
This photo is of a catamaran, not the boat I sailed, but beautiful nonetheless, the only question is, who would name a sailboat “Frantic”?
A beautiful sunset over the serene Lake Michigan
I captured this Lake Michigan sunset just a few weeks ago on my way home from work.
The lake can be very peaceful and restorative, particularly on a summer evening.
There are a number of “commercialized” beaches in St. Joseph, this one is a bit more off the beaten path, and as a result, entirely empty a lot of the time, particularly on a weekday.
Enjoy! As always, I’d love to see what you think in the comments section!
During the winter, I actually took this photo on the same beach, probably less than 50 feet away.
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Surreal Ice – A frozen, wave-swept lighthouse in Michigan
You don’t get a photo like this, without getting cold.
I took this back when it was a bit less temperate out.
I didn’t post it for two reasons.
One, I couldn’t handle looking at it during the winter.
Two, it was chromatically aberrated to a point that I thought it was ruining the photo.
However, I actually had a nigh-identically composed shot that did not suffer as much from chromatic aberrations, which you see here.
I think it is a winner. It also demonstrates one of my principles of photography: Taking photos from vantage points or locations deemed too risky (not risqué) , can result in unique images.