As you may have noticed last week, we’re coming back now, to our long lost blog… After a long absence! However, we are going to be taking a different approach in the content we will be presenting to you. While we still will be posting some of our favorite family and wedding projects, we are also going to concentrate quite a bit more on other areas of photography that we are passionate about. This will give you a bit of a chance to really see what we’re all about, and give us a chance to show off some of our more favorite personal projects, including the ever fantastical Porcupine Mountains.
Coming back to this web space has made me think a bit about what I’d like to show you. In the last few years, Jess and I have seen some of the most beautiful vistas this wondrous country has to offer. Yellowstone, Colorado, The Great Plains, not to forget some of the most magical spots that Michigan can boast of. I’d like to show you first, an area that is really near and dear to our hearts… The Porcupine Mountains.
We have visited this unique place three times now, with a fourth trip being planned soon.
The first image I’d like to show you is from probably one of the most recognizable places in the Porkies. (Yes, the “Porkies” is what everyone calls the Porcupine Mountains.) It’s that one place that everyone who visits the expansive state park is sure to see. For good reason too, Lake of the Clouds is not only stunning nestled in the soft rolling mountains of the Porkies, it is also probably one of the most accessible spots in the park. Jessica and myself have been blessed to see this gorgeous vista several times. Now, anyone who knows us, knows that we are far from being “morning people”. That being said, this view has motivated us on a couple different occasions to drag our weary bodies out of bed before the sun is even hinting at rising. However, my favorite personal shot from this beautiful place is surprisingly not one of my sunrise shots.
This photograph is from our most recent trip to the Porcupine Mountains within the Upper Peninsula. It is special to me because it occurred during a rather tumultuous time in our lives, on a rather disappointing trip. How can a trip to the Porkies be disappointing? Well, until you’ve survived an onslaught of thousands of little bloodsucking black flies while trying to hike in otherwise peaceful woods, you may not understand. That, however, is another story entirely. The only reason I was willing to brave the woods this day was due to the rather strong winds which mostly kept our adversaries at bay… for a minute at least.
This was taken during the prototypical “worst” time of day when it comes to lighting, but the fast moving cloud cover was enough to make the light on the landscape interesting.
I hope you enjoy!
For a more in depth look into the Porkies, check out Michigan Photography’s Porcupine Mountains Pictures & Hiking Information blog post! Don’t worry, it’s our site too. So, if you love Michigan and enjoy beautiful Michigan Landscape Photography, you’ll find what you are looking for there.
Tech specs: Taken with a Canon EOS 6D and a 24-105 F4L @ 24mm Shutter: 1/250 Aperture: F/7.1 ISO: 100
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