Peace and Tranquility

A deserted beach on Mackinac Island, Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron.

Mackinac Island
Beach in Mackinac Island, Lake Huron
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Mackinac Bridge, MI

Something about bridges and sunsets – the contrast of human effort and natural beauty! The Mackinac Bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan across the Mackinac Straits that join two great lakes (Huron and Michigan). The Mackinac Bridge is over 8Km long with the longest span of over 1Km. The following photograph is as a result of a long exposure at sunset from a place on Mackinaw City.

Mackinaw Bridge, MI
Sunset over Mackinac Bridge. MI. Please click on the photo for other viewing options on Flickr!

Technical Details:

Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 50mm, f/1.8 lens
f/20, 13seconds, ISO 100
Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Arch Rock, Mackniac Island, MI

There is this spectacular limestone arch on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I had a leisurely stroll around the island yesterday after hiring a bicycle. The 8 mile circumnavigation of the island offers lovely views of Lake Michigan (more photos from that later). For now, here’s a picture of Arch Rock.

Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, MI
Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, MI. Click on the photo for more options on Flickr!

Nature’s Tiny Beauty – Anatomy of a small flower

Capturing this photograph gave me no end of satisfaction. It was a very small flower (< 5mm diameter) to work with and it was a windy day and getting focus and framing right using increased magnification from extension tube attachments on the lens was a challenge. Finally getting the black background using a remote flash was also difficult. In the end, the results showed a beautiful, almost hand painted flower with flecks of yellow, magenta and crimson on the petals. There is truly beauty in small things!!

Miniature beauty..
Small flower from a Sempervium. Click on the photo for more viewing options on Flickr!

 

Nikon D7000 with a 105mm Sigma macro lens with extension tubes.
ISO200, f/18, 1/250 with remote slave flash
No post-processing!