Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back in Marquette Again

About a year ago, I posted about my thoughts of my daughter and her partner leaving Marquette and coming down to live in Ann Arbor. To be honest, I did not know when I would be returning to visit Marquette. In May, my wife and I purchased a cottage along the Chocolay River in Harvey, about 4 mi. from downtown Marquette. Jorie and Stephanie are now living there, and Adrienne and I have a place to stay when we visit. It's not a big place -- less than 800 sq. ft., but it's in a beautiful location, and perfect for the the girls to live in. It's also a fantastic base for me to stay at when I visit. Marquette is jewel of a city -it's not the mining and shipping center that it once was, and has become a diverse city with an active urban center. On top of that are the wonderful natural features of the Lake Superior shore, the surrounding highlands, and the rivers and streams that flow through it. In short, it's a great place to be, and I truly envy those that live up here year-round. Maybe when I retire--it will be my next place to live. Until that happens, I'll have to make the most of my visits here and have fun with photographing what interests me.

Such as last nights' sunset...
Lake Superior Sunset
Sunset over Lake Superior.

I used my Nikon D70s for this, with a Tamron 28-200 ED lens. I always shoot sunsets in Manual, as I want to control my exposure to reflect the actual scene as closely as possible.

1 comment:

Parkbes said...

simply beautiful sunset!