I have been fairly absent from the internet for the past couple days. Mostly because I was way out in the very western end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since Sunday. I spent some time scouting the Porcupine Mountain area, as well as the waterfalls. I got a couple of shots in my time up there, but the half melted snow is not all that ascetic; as well as half the roadways in the parks are still closed for the season. However I identified some locations to return to before the tourists overpopulate and after the snow goes and the green returns.

I was shooting a sunset near the state campground in the west of the Porcupine Mountains when I noticed how clear the air was that night, so I decided to wait up for some of the stars to come out. You can see Venus to the right of the moon, and reflections of the planet as well as some of the starts on the water. The ghostly images in the water are the slowly moving ice chunks.

Stars over Lake Superior from the Michigan State Park Porcupine Mountains.