Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed taking pictures. Photography is one of my favorite visual arts. I’ve had learning about photography on my “bucket list” for a couple of years. This winter, I got a bit more serious about it, with a new camera. I’m slowly learning all of the functions and how the different settings have to work together to get a great photo (I’m still not on full-manual but that’s the goal).
I spent Memorial Day weekend camping at Ludington State Park, which has ample opportunities for photography. This weekend I noticed a switch in me. I usually took pictures of where I went. This weekend, I went places to take pictures. So I did things a little differently.
I got up early for sunrise and early morning light photos.
I went to the beach in the evening for sunset photos over Lake Michigan.
I hiked back from Big Sable Point Lighthouse in the dark (with a headlamp) so that I could get photos of the lighthouse at sunset and in “blue hour.”
I walked around in the rain, attempting to catch a great photo in inclement weather.