I love nature. And last summer we were able to take a trip to Mackinac Island as a family. By that, I don’t mean just the three of us, but also my parents, my brother, and his wife. We had a lovely time, and Toby appreciated the break from being in a carseat for the week. While we were there, I did create some landscape photographs…well, because, I just can’t help myself in regards to that. Sometimes I see a good picture, and it just *needs* to be taken. Here are a few of the favorites from Mackinac Island. The first two are views from Arch Rock. Here’s looking out over the shoreline:
And here is Arch Rock itself. In case you’re not familiar with this (it is probably more well-known to Michiganders, I would assume), Arch Rock is a natural formation that rises 146 feet above the shoreline. It was formed by the retreating glaciers.
And here is a view from the Mission Point golf course (well, putt putt). The lighthouse you see is the Old Round Island Point Lighthouse. It was featured in Somewhere in Time, and is part of the finish line for the Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race. I love lighthouses, though I’m not sure why. Maybe I’ll dig through my collection and share some more photographs of lighthouses in upcoming months. I have a nice collection of images from lighthouses around the Michigan shoreline.
Vacation Travel Photography Tip – It goes without saying to pack light, and make sure you can carry (comfortably) everything you bring. A camera bag (or daypack with camera gear inside) that is too heavy may just be left behind in your hotel room instead of accompanying you to all the sights. I am minimalist when it comes to equipment for traveling — the less I have to carry, the less I have to keep track of. Also remember, the more gear you have, the more attractive you may be to pickpockets. So be smart, pack what you will use, and make sure you can securely stow all your gear when it isn’t being used. I have a friend who lost her camera over the side of a boat because the camera bag wasn’t zipped. It could happen to anyone — but I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to me… or to you!