Posts Tagged ‘lake’

Catamaran at Dusk

And the sea will grant each man new hope . . . his sleep brings dreams of home.

– Christopher Columbus
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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”?

Sunsetting

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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.

And remember! If you are an HDR photographer, be sure to take a look at the HDR Spotting Invite Code Challenge: June Edition here. Less than a week left before the winner is announced!

Surreal Ice

Surreal Ice 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.

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  1. When a lens fails to focus all colors to a single point. Happens most noticeably on edges of high contrast areas, the HDR process magnifies this problem in some cases []