In December of 2012, I was home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the Christmas holiday. As much as I enjoy being in the U.P., I can only handle spending so much time at my parents’ house. I get bored there easily and my mom and I can only be around each other for so long before we start fighting.
So, on the 30th, I decided to take a drive up to Tahquamenon Falls State Park. I had never been there in the winter and really wanted to get some photos of it with all of the snow. At the time, I was driving a rental car because my Jeep had been totaled. I borrowed my dad’s F-150 and headed out.
I went arrived at the Upper Falls in the late afternoon. I trudged through the snow (not completely dressed for the cold) with my camera equipment in tow. I was surprised by how many people were there. I reached the final lookout, right next to the Upper Falls and assembled my equipment. I chose my fisheye lens for some experimentation. This is my favorite of the shots I took that day:
I was there at just the right time of day. The lighting was perfect. I couldn’t be more happy with the results. I even like it in black and white:
Which do you prefer?