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Mackinac Island – a Photographer’s Paradise

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Let there be color!

We’ve been on vacation up on Mackinac Island for a while but it’s back to reality now! This coming week all of my posts will be shots of Mackinac. Today’s pictures will be of the drive up there. It’s about a six hour ride from home and the further we got into Michigan, the more vibrant the trees became. We always stop in Big Rapids to stretch and gas up the Jeep. @Elizababble took over driving so I could take pictures.

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

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Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

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Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012


When you can’t choose just one….

One photo might be good, but more than one might be great.

Shadows of the Mackinac Bridge south tower. More about my climb to the top of the bridge is here.

Moon Progression

Bicycles of Mackinac Island


The Beauty of Mackinac Island

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


From This….To This.

One of the many things I love about being on Mackinac Island is that you can go from this…..

And this…..

To this….

Visit Mackinac Island the first chance you get. Thank me later.


Mackinac Bridge

Option A: You can see Mackinac Bridge from the ferry.
Mackinac Bridge from Sheplers Ferry

Option B: You can feel like the luckiest person in the world and get to climb it and take incredible pictures!
Mackinac Bridge

I chose B.


Mackinac Island – Photos of our last several visits

Mackinac Island is located between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, surrounded by Lake Huron. Automobiles are not permitted on the island; making horses, bicycles and walking your modes of transportation. The surroundings are beautiful and afford many picture taking opportunities.

Grand Hotel Porch
Grand Hotel porch

Bicycle on Mackinac

Doud’s Market. One of my favorite things about Doud’s….they have hot coffee….always!

Early Morning on Mackinac
Early Morning on Mackinac

Carriage
West Bluff Carriage

Little Stone Church

Mackinac Island

Beauty

Red, White & Blue Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge

Impatiens

Teamwork

St. Anne’s Cemetery
St. Annes Cemetery - Mackinac Island

St. Anne’s Church
St. Annes

Grand Hotel Carriage

Hiking on Mackinac

View From the East Bluff
View From East Bluff

Lucky Bean Coffee

Grand Hotel Carriage & Flowers
Grand Hotel Flowers

Fourth of July Flowers

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island

Evening on Main

“Super Moon” over Mackinac Island
Full Moon over Mackinac Island