Old IGA Store in Watson Michigan
My husband and I took an extra long motorcycle ride from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a few years back. We stumbled upon this beautiful old IGA store in Watson Michigan.
Da Yoopers Tourist Trap in Ishpeming, Michigan. My photography travels are experiences. Exploration and if you can grab a few laughs along the way … memories are made. Nobody can ever take away your experiences. Everything else can be stripped away in a heartbeat. Your memories and experiences can not be taken from you. Unless you suffer from dementia – and then you have picture proof 🙂
Capturing the Shadows, Lines and Strength
I wanted to capture this impressively beautiful and elaborate old fire bell tower as an abstract fire tower bell print in black and white. I am not one to shoot and turn a print into black and white, unless I see the shadows, lines and strength before I take the shot. This fire tower drew me in and immediately I saw the strength to use black and white to capture those bold shadows and lines.
Where is the Tower Located?
The fire bell tower is located on the shores of Marquette, Michigan and just as she stood there weathering the test of time, I also wanted to capture her boldness and strength.
What Was It Used For?
The fire bell was used to alert the village that there was a fire, back in the day. The city built a large brick foundation to proudly preserve and show off her strength and history.
Hopefully, you will agree that I captured the bold strength she shows in this abstract print.
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Second day of our two day trip to Upper Michigan. Today we are headed to Grand Island Michigan ice caves and we have Green and Blue Spikes Of Kryptonite on our minds. You can read about Day 1 Here.
Happy New Year! I expect great things to come in 2016! I am not one for making resolutions for the upcoming year. Personally, I believe they just set people up to fail. Instead I’m setting goals. One goal is to spend more time with my husband, Exploring Menominee Michigan icy shoreline started the year off on the right foot.