Thumb – Sanilac
I recently made a visit to the thumb. For the non-Michiganders (or Michiganians – it depends on what you believe is right, but only Michiganian came up as incorrect in spell check – ahem), the thumb is of course, the thumb part of the mitten of Michigan. Port Austin was the final destination, with a detour to the Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park for a peek at the rocks.
The first stop was the Petroglyphs State Park. While the petroglyphs were intriguing, there was a trail around the park which was quite enjoyable and where I got some of my favorite photos of the day.
I brought along both my infrared and my color camera, since I want to take advantage of my infrared while all of the leaves are still green on the trees. Now, I love taking photos with the infrared in the winter – don’t get me wrong, I think the photos look really neat – but I love how the infrared lightens up the trees in what was otherwise quite a shady forest area.
This family was walking the trail at the same pace and we kept passing each other back and forth. On one pass I quickly snapped this photo. It works better with a bit of a larger view (which you can see on my flickr page. I needed to desaturate the photo because with the light coming through the trees the greens were so intense the took over as the subject of the photo.
Check back for part two of my post – Port Austin – the beach and sunset! 🙂