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Dining Room, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

The green just kind of overwhelms you, walking into this dining room. The hotel has a policy, if you want to explore the hotel, you pay a fee of $15.00 and you can roam, take pictures, enjoy a visit and check out photos of the movies that were filmed on location at the hotel. I thought it was worth it, not to be bugged for having a tripod and larger camera. They take it in stride and it really is a “Grand Hotel” to visit. Staying there was kind of out of the budget. Photographers never sit still long enough to enjoy these kind of places.

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Rocky Shores of Lake Huron, Michigan

On our trip to Mackinac Island we followed the west shoreline of Lake Huron for just this reason, to hopefully catch stretches of shoreline that were pristine and endless. This golden shore accented by the setting sun and a little photoshop magic helped set the mood I was hoping for.

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Rocky Coast, Lake Huron,Michigan
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Cheboygan Crib Light, Michigan

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Not sure what the “crib” means, but it looks like a lighthouse to me. Got off the main highway and kind of stumbled across this lighthouse while looking for a rest room. We were on our way up to Mackinac Island, taking the backroads, and I guess, you never know what’s up around the next bend, and that makes it’s a whole lot of fun, just exploring.

I’m one who likes photographing “leading lines.” Wouldn’t it be cool, if the sidewalk could have been made to line up with the lighthouse. I guess the designers didn’t check with me or other photographers before building this off center sidewalk and rail!

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Cheboygan Crib Light, Michigan
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Sunset at Lake Huron, Michigan

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On the way up to Mackinac Island, we followed the east coast of Lake Huron. I figured there would be opportunities to catch the lake when conditions seemed right and there were. I’ve spent alot of time photographing oceans and never spent much time on the Great Lakes. When you’re there it feels alot like being on an ocean and that is what I was hoping for. This photo was taken with 3 photos merged into Photomatix and then post processed in Photoshop CS5.

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Sunset on Lake Huron
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HDR-Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

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This classic hotel was built in 1887 on Mackinac Island, just east of Mackinaw City on Lake Huron, Michigan. Everyone who visits wants to relive the famous 1980 movie, “Somewhere in Time”, starring Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour. With sprawling Verandas and scenic overlooks across Lake Huron, fountains and gardens, a little romance of yesteryear is in the air. Some dramatic clouds rolled in making an HDR photo so much the better.

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Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

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