This particular shot is my number 1 favorite of all my experiences taking landscape photographs. I've named this shot "In The Falling Dark" after a Bruce Cockburn masterpiece. (If you've ever heard this song, you would understand.) This 2.5 minute exposure was taken 45 minutes after the sun set below Lake Superior on an unseasonably warm October night. There is absolutely nothing like standing on a Lake Superior shoreline as the world and the last light fades off into tomorrows time. I just hope that through my photograph, i can relay at least a fraction of my experience to you. As Elie Wiesel stated, "Not to transmit an experience is to betray it."
This particular section of Michigan's Lake Superior coastline is in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park about 20-25 minutes north of Wakefield at the end of County Road 519. The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is probably my favorite place to photograph in Michigan. It's rocky beaches and coastline, dense hardwood forest, Presque Isle River and many waterfalls along the river and throughout the park make this a place I could photograph almost everyday and never get bored of shooting. If you've never been, I highly recommend you make the effort. The 1st and 2nd week of October is usually the prime time for fall colors in this region of the U.P... and believe me, the colors in this park are amazing.
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