Kerry Mark Leibowitz’s musings on the wonderful world of nature photography
When it comes to locations outside northern Illinois and central Indiana, I’ve spent more time photographing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) in the fall than anywhere else. I’ve spent the equivalent of about four weeks photographing autumn in the UP, dating back to my first trip in 2002. I was back again in 2003, 2006 and 2008.
While I’ve shot in the western part of the UP, I’ve spent the largest share of my time around Munsing, which is in the north-central part of the peninsula, on the southern shore of Lake Superior. The area is surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and filled with lakes, rivers, waterfalls and other wetlands (including the relatively nearby Seney National Wildlife Refuge).