Self Assignments in January

Making Photos YOUR Way   Toiling away at the daily grind from Monday through Friday can wreak havoc on the photo output. This is especially true in northern Michigan when, in January, the sun waves goodbye at around 5:00 p.m. I'll tell you what though, Michigan is an amazing state with unique events no matter…

Downtown Traverse City at Night

Winter Night Street Photography The temperature is just under 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind isn't even stopping for a "hello" as it's rudely attacks and moves on at 25-30 m.p.h. As if that's not enough to sway even the most shutter-happy photographer, it's winter in northern Michigan and you're only time to photograph is…

Mackinac Island, MI w/ Some Pro Tips

Island Street Photography in Winter Mackinac Island is well-known for many things: horses everywhere; numerous fudge shops and the Grand Hotel, just to name a few. In the summer, tourists by the many travel there by ferry to take in the sights and sites. Cars have been banned since around the early 1900's so once…

Mackinaw City, Michigan

A Tourist Crossroads in Michigan Situated at the tip of Michigan's lower peninsula, where the blue waters o fLake Michigan meet Lake Huron and where the Upper Peninsula lies north across the straights—accessed by the "Mighty Mac", a five-mile bridge connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsula—is Mackinaw City. Mackinaw City, MICamera: Leica M6 History abounds…

Camera Review: Canonet QL17 Giii

The Diminutive, Inexpensive and Beautiful Wonder Camera Camera reviews seem like a dime a thousand these days on the web. So after this post I guess we could make it a thousand and one. The difference here though is that I'm going to shy away from too many technical specifics, since there are already so…

Voyaging: Ice Wine Harvest

Wine Country Workers in Winter When the temperatures reach a balmy 15-18 degrees Fahrenheit for 24-48 hours, it's time to harvest grapes for ice wine. Chateau Chantal is a winery on Old Mission Peninsula and they do wines extremely well, in fact, they're one of the first wineries in the region. Traverse City, MICamera: Canon…