Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Mesmerizing water and clouds


What is it about bodies of water and cloudy skies that makes me grab my camera? I don’t know, maybe you’re the same way. I don’t necessarily have to have both of them in the same shot to get excited…

Taken from a rest stop on our first day heading north.

…but when I do I just about swoon.

Along Lake Superior’s coast, day 2 of our trip.

And when the water is moving, well, that’s hard to resist too.

Wagner Falls near Munising, where I first figured out how to get that smooth water look.

Waterfalls are some of our favorite things, and there are several in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Some take a little walking to find…

The trail to Chapel Falls.

…but sometimes that’s a good thing.

About the best I could do was this obscured view.

Because sometimes the walk turns out to be more photogenic than the actual falls themselves.

Couldn’t walk past these ferns without grabbing a shot.

Some waterfalls are easy to find, and very full of tourists on a holiday weekend.

This is the image everyone gets from the boardwalk.

But if you wander a bit upstream you can find more interesting angles.

My favorite image of those I captured at Bond Falls on Sunday.

So many beautiful spots up here and I’m very behind sharing with you. There’s the Quincy Mine tour we did, and the sunset on the beach, and the one over Munising Bay, and the night we attempted to capture northern lights, and the town of Ashland in Wisconsin with amazing art, and now, tonight we’re in Duluth.

Utterly amazing.

I don’t know how I’m going to get caught up. Guess you’ll have to wait and see.

Oh, and there’s Santa selling out to the casinos too.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

18 thoughts on “Mesmerizing water and clouds

  1. Oh Dawn, the U P… much beauty. Thanks for sharing a bit of it.

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  2. Beautiful photos. Wistful almost. Until I got to Santa there. Isn’t it a little early for him to be waving so enthusiastically?


  3. Beautiful, Dawn! I’m with you – never get bored photographing water and skies!


  4. So very much drama in those clouds, contrasting with the sense of calm that water brings, even when the water itself is not calm.

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  5. How I love those waterfalls!! I can almost hear the rushing waters now … and feel the cool spray — beautifully done!!


  6. Love the waterfall pictures!


  7. Beautiful images Dawn. Great captures on the waterfalls!


  8. I love it when the clouds tell a story. The waterfalls are beautiful oh that fern I have lots of fern but that one looks like a wood fern. Great Pics.

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  10. You got some really great shots. I can’t resist clouds and water either.

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