Waterlife … and Miners Beach Falls

November 18, 2010

Miners Beach Falls , Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigans upper  peninsula  (explore # 61 Oct 14, 2010)

Miners Beach Falls , Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigans upper peninsula (explore # 61 Oct 14, 2010), photo by Michigan Nut.

Yesterday I had to take a little detour from the Pictured Rocks theme to acknowledge the Chevy Volt. An article in this morning’s Detroit News on my 2nd favorite film ever* about the Great Lakes had me tempted to take another detour, but since Kevin McMahon’s beautiful film Waterlife makes its way through all the Great Lakes, this gorgeous shot from Miner’s Beach in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore works perfectly. Kevin says:

“What I tell audiences who live among the Great Lakes is: This is literally your autobiography. Your drinking water all comes from the Great Lakes, and when you see the journey of your water, starting from that pristine environment up by Lake Superior and deteriorating continually until it gets to Toronto, well that’s our life story. Whatever goes into that water not only goes into us, but actually becomes a part of us.

One thing that I love about Kevin’s film that is missing from too many environmental films is that through stunning high-definition videography, he has captured the soul of the Lakes, those qualities that so many of us treasure. Waterlife group on Facebook and definitely try and see Waterlife if you can!!

John says that this little waterfall is hidden on the far east end of Miners Beach. See it background bigtacular and in his Michigan Waterfalls slideshow.

See over 800 more Pictured Rocks photos in the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr and a whole lot more Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan in Pictures!

*My favorite is of course Paddle to the Sea.

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