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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Michigan's Upper Peninsula In Fall

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is one of THE places to see and photograph fall foliage.  I had the opportunity to visit the Upper Peninsula during fall about eight or nine years ago, but haven't been back since.  This is the year of my return!  In fact, by the time this is posted I may well be on my way back home. 

Timing is always somewhat hit or miss (like the time I showed up for spring wildflowers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few years ago when we had a very warm and early spring, only to be told that the wildflowers were gone, having bloomed three weeks earlier than usual). I am hoping that we will have arrived there in time for some great color.

In the meantime, I have posted some of my photographs from that trip I took eight or nine years ago.

I will let you know how the conditions were upon my return.

Addenda: I wrote the post above before actually taking my trip.  Unfortunately, I had to cancel the fall visit to Michigan.....but why not show the Upper Peninsula images anyway?  I am looking forward to rescheduling this adventure next year!

Fall colors at Council Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Lake Superior shoreline at sunset in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

An autumn leaf at AuTrain Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Pete's Lake And Red Rock Falls At Northland Adventurer

I am pleased that the website Northland Adventurer, the mission of which is "through illustrious photography, art and story we bring the awe of the Northland to you, wherever you may be", has recently written articles using three of my photographs from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The site defines the Northland as Northwest Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, most of South Dakota, Noertheast Montana and Northern Iowa.

The three images used were among my favorites and are shown below.  Click on the link to read the two articles about the locations and while you are there check out the whole website. It's pretty neat, and a fun place to browse!

Autumn scene at Pete's Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

Sunrise at Pete's Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Rock River Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Here's the short article on Red Rock Falls from Northland Adventurer.

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