Artistic Photographic Landscapes of
Lake Superior and Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Are your colors manipulated?
I get that question all the time and it's a worthwhile one to consider. First of all, I don't think there is anything wrong with taking "artistic freedom" and tweeking colors. What most people fail to realize though is that nature can and does create some fantastic and unbelievable color. Brilliant color occurs under certain conditions. When you're there to take advantage of those conditions, you won't need Photoshop. No two days are alike. One day the light is dull and lifeless while the next day it is fabulous. Sometimes these changes occur within a few hours or even minutes.
In addition to finding great light, color and composition, the printing process is essential to making that final image really come to life. There isn't much that comes out of the camera looking good.
The photographs on this site reflect my interpretation of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior. I want you to see a part of Michigan that is quickly changing. While it may appear that these scenes are untouched, all have seen human impact.
The most rewarding part of photographing the landscape is that of exploration and discovery. Making images to share that experience completes the process and compels me to go back for more. Being surrounded by the beauty of the Upper Peninsula with the Hiawatha National Forest and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in my backyard, inspiration and opportunity abound. I would like to take you for a hike to see what I photograph, you will be amazed too.
If you are interested in purchasing one of my landscapes, send me an email inquiry directly from this web site or call the number provided.
This scene has not occurred since 2008 due to mild temperatures. A prolonged cold winter is the only way to form icicles of this size. Thirty feet high and ten feet thick, the scale, color and experience is amazing!