Another cold walk at Lake MI 022620

It was only freezing today, but the wind made it much colder.  Plus today I walked out along the channel which put me in the crosshairs of the wind — with no hat or gloves!

I used the free GIMP photo editing program today and scaled them down in size and pixelation.  Using the effects are coming back to me from when I had lightroom.  I’m in no aspect a techie but do know how to use crop, light/contrast, hue/saturation, greyscale, etc.  Thank you again to Ken Gierke for his suggestions, instructions, and encouragement!

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channel leading to Lake MI
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dunes by Lake MI
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walkway between channel and dunes
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two channels parallel (from this angle), one lighthouse, and waterfowl
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two piers, two lighthouses
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coast guard station and lighthouse
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one of the hundreds of boulders lining the channel. this is one of the ones out of the water, in the sand
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a lighthouse on either side and walkway down the middle

 

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a third pier and a melting iceberg at the edge of the beach

BONUS PIC:  Dotty had no idea I was pointing a camera at her.  I wish her mouth hadn’t gotten shadowed out, but it’s still a cute picture.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely brutal here, well done. Cheers from Harsens Island, MI ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Fellow Michigander! I had to look up where Harsens Island was. Wonderful location! Just cold in the winter 😉

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  2. Sadje says:

    Great pics. The grayscale ones are classic.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  3. simplywendi says:

    your photos are absolutely stunning!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Wendi! It was so beautiful out there.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        🙂 LOVE Lake Michigan

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  4. Gina says:

    your grey scale photos would make amazing prints! I loved the haunting feeling it gives off. especially the walkway ones – truly outstanding

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gina. It’s strange how the sky and water change colors. Today’s sky was blue but the water was almost tan. The sky has different cloud shapes and the sun tried to get through in spots. It’s an ever-changing scene. Prints would be nice, but no $$ to frame them and no space to hang them. They hang in my mind 🙂

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      1. Gina says:

        That is strange as usually the sky mirrors the earth… Well how I see it anyways. But I loved seeing your landscape I would be out there for hours. I get you about the money and space constraints so its great we have this media to store them. This one of yours will be on permanent display in my mind for quite awhile.

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  5. hanspostcard says:

    Nice pics!.. its still winter wear those gloves -hat- coat!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Hans. Next time for sure. As I was almost back to my car, I passed a couple heading out to the walkway that had to be in their 90’s, walking very slowly. They both had hats and gloves on. I said, “Today is a good day for hats.” The lady said, “Yes! And where are your gloves!” Scolded by strangers, the story of my life 😉

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  6. rivrvlogr says:

    Nice.:)
    We stayed at a B&B on sunrise side of MI in Presque Isle in 2017. (Our wedding was at the Presque Isle lighthouse in Erie, PA, so we wanted to see the lights at Presque Isle, MI.) We then went to Holland, where we stayed overnight, then we saw the lights at Holland and Grand Haven. Also, we entered MI from WI and through the U.P., so we saw more light along the way. Some day we’ll get back to see more MI lighthouses.

    I sent an email about your photo links.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Holland and Grand Haven are well-known neighbors. One time we took the cross-lake ferry and ended up in Milwaukee then drove up and into the UP where my son went to college so we could hear his concert. Not a good drive at night — TOO MANY DEER. The deer line the sides of the highway! Presque Isle sounds like a magical place (the name). There are a lot of lighthouses around the Great Lakes. It would make for a fun tour. I’ll look for your email.

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  7. I put the heat on as it is supposed to go down to 61 tonight.

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  8. Your grayscale pics are amazing, Li. Reminded me of the pics my dad used to take. 🙂
    Dotty does look kinda cute! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      She lived her 4 years of life up until 4 months ago in an animal shelter 😦 Now that she is here and settled in, she likes to stay close near me. She’s finally starting to unwind ❤

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      1. Oh poor thing! So good to know she has found a loving home and heart. ❤️

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  9. Irene says:

    Awesome photos!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Irene 🙂

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  10. badfinger20 says:

    Love the black and white ones…it gives the lighthouse a great effect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max!

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  11. Lael-Heart says:

    Oh Dotty! I kiss your face ❤

    Your photos look very arty. I'd totally hang the one with all the trees and the walkway in my house.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Isn’t she adorable ❤ Thanks for the kind comments!

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