Monday, June 26, 2017
Back from Marquette, MI
My wife and I took a short vacation in the Upper Peninsula to visit our daughters, and while we were only there for 4 days, I made a point to get out and do some photography. Normally, I would paack a few bags -- one with a Nikon DSLR and bags with some film cameras. This time, I only brought film cameras and my iPhone SE. Some of my shots on film were made after I did a version on my iPhone to see how it would look in b&w, for instance. Aside from that, the camera phone is a creative tool, and I enjoyed seeing what I could get with it. My arsenal was 2 Nikon FMs, Pentax 6x7, Leica M2, Olympus Trip 35, Ondu 6x9 pinhole camera, and my Canon AW-1. The Ondu got to shoot Reany Falls, and I look forward to seeing how those negatives come out. The weather had its moments, as Sunday morning was cool and wet, with some fog. It felt more like September than June, but that's why I love the UP. The weather can change quickly, and it is rarely dull along Lake Superior. On the other hand, I saw a most glorious sunrise while out walking on Friday morning. The Iron Ore Heritage Trail that runs from Harvey through Marquette is right along the lake shore, and offers a fantastic view.
While at Black Rocks in the fog and mist, I shot two rolls with my Pentax 6x7. It will be interesting to see how they come out. Here are some iPhone shots while I was out on the rocks. It is a very special place to photograph. I always enjoy going there, and the many moods of Lake Superior cast a different aspect each time.