This photo was taken recently at Crystal Mountain ski resort in northwest lower Michigan. It has the feel of a colorized black & white.
What can I say? Stunning.
According to his web page (where some very cool black & white photos can be found) argusmaniac aka Mark O’Brien is a photographer, “somewhere between advanced amateur and semi-professional” who also collects Argus cameras. The photo was scanned from black & white slide and taken in July of 2002.
goWaterfalling.com (a super-cool site for waterfall lovers) says:
Ocqueoc Falls is the only “major” waterfall in Michigan’s lower peninsula. In rockier, hillier parts of the world this would be a nameless rapids of no note but here in the farmlands and forests of Michigan it merits its own little park. The falls is at most 5 feet high. There is a small gorge below the falls, with rocky walls about 20 feet high. The Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground is just across the road, and the Bicentennial Pathway passes by the falls.
The falls is about 10 miles northwest of Onaway, the nearest city. From Onaway head east on MI-68, take a left onto Millersburg Road, and then a right onto Ocqueoc Falls road. According to my road atlas, Rainy River falls is about 6 miles to the east, but it is apparently on private property. I imagine it is similar in size and appearance to Ocqueoc Falls. (view on the Waterfalls of the Great Lakes Region site)
I was really looking forward to the sun going down. But I was so depressed, I just drove home. On the expressway. No backroads. That’s how bad it was.
This is just one photo from a great photo set called “The day the d70 died.” taken in and around the Silver Lake Dunes.
It’s a depressing moment when a photographer’s camera ceases to function. You get to know the camera’s quirks and it can become a trusted companion.
Here’s hoping that raemarie is shooting again … soon.
Before you all conclude I have an unhealthy obsession with the AirZoo, let me explain that the main purpose of this selection is to introduce you to the very fun Flickr Toys from fd that allow you to make posters, montages, comics and a whole lot of other things including billboards of your kitty.
In addition to playing with Flicker Toys, aricee takes beautiful and thoughtful photos of the natural world and her family.
Gorgeous shot of the sun as it sets behind Sleeping Bear Point. The water is Lake Michigan (Sleeping Bear Bay) and the photographer is on “Bay Mountain”, the Homestead Resort’s ski hill.
Joel takes a lot of photos in Leelanau County and a lot more elsewhere in the world (including Spain).
Quite possibly one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever encountered…
It appears through her extensive photographs of architectural subjects that she’s encountered a building or two, including this one’s long-lost little brother: the Starkweather Memorial Chapel in Ypsilanti.
You can see some more photos and information about the Muskegon Train Station from Michigan Passenger Stations.