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Jan 25, 2011 08:29 |  #781

EOlsenPhoto wrote in post #11710426 (external link)
Coming up next weekend is Sno*Drift. There doesn't seem to be a ton of Michigan motorsport fans here, but for some it might be worth checking out. It is one of my favorite events of the year. http://sno-drift.org/ (external link)

I used to go to the Sno-Drift all the time, just shy of getting my rally license before deciding the sport was monetarily out of my range. Traveling to see it isn't even in the budget this year. :(




  
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Jan 25, 2011 19:24 |  #782

Sno Drift was great last year! Matt (izthistaken) and I have some awesome stories! Heck, we almost died a couple times..haha.

Great event for sure though!

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Jan 25, 2011 19:44 |  #783

:lol: Yes we did. We almost got stuck out in the middle of the woods too. :lol: Ah, good times. Not going this year Chris? I just realized yesterday that it was this weekend already.


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Jan 26, 2011 20:28 |  #784

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Rick, your shots are great from that weekend. Where/ What is L&D 14 if you don't mind me asking. I would love to find a concentration of eagles somewhere. I don't think I would know what to do with myself. I am definitely planning a trip up to the Munising area sometime this winter, I have just been so swamped lately. I think I will get out there some time in Feb.

Coming up next weekend is Sno*Drift. There doesn't seem to be a ton of Michigan motorsport fans here, but for some it might be worth checking out. It is one of my favorite events of the year. http://sno-drift.org/ (external link)

L&D 14 Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River

https://photography-on-the.net …php?t=820444&hi​ghlight=14

Here you go, read until your heart is content!! :lol::lol: It is an awsome trip. It was about an 8 hour run for me from the Cadillac area. We spent two nights and it was a lot of fun. We are trying to work out the details for a waterfall winter run. Will have to see what develops.




  
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Jan 27, 2011 13:10 as a reply to  @ res's post |  #785

I'm hoping to get up to Picture Rocks this summer...
I WANNA GO SO BAD! But I'd really not like to take to a tour boat... -.- To bad I'm a horrible camper. *sigh*


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Jan 28, 2011 05:39 |  #786

Alex.K wrote in post #11725739 (external link)
I'm hoping to get up to Picture Rocks this summer...
I WANNA GO SO BAD! But I'd really not like to take to a tour boat... -.- To bad I'm a horrible camper. *sigh*

I know the boat tour is a bit cliche but they do have an evening tour and that one will give you some very unique shots with some awsome light if the day is clear. If you want to see more from land, it is hiking time.

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Jan 29, 2011 10:53 |  #787

Alex.K wrote in post #11725739 (external link)
I'm hoping to get up to Picture Rocks this summer...
I WANNA GO SO BAD! But I'd really not like to take to a tour boat... -.- To bad I'm a horrible camper. *sigh*

Pictured Rocks is truly b'ful place. Been there twice... Don't forget to book the Sunset cruise. Those rocks show some spectacular colors once the light falls onto it during sunset.


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Jan 29, 2011 21:10 |  #788

res wrote in post #11730065 (external link)
I know the boat tour is a bit cliche but they do have an evening tour and that one will give you some very unique shots with some awsome light if the day is clear. If you want to see more from land, it is hiking time.

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Oh those are just lovely! :D

gkanetkar wrote in post #11737167 (external link)
Pictured Rocks is truly b'ful place. Been there twice... Don't forget to book the Sunset cruise. Those rocks show some spectacular colors once the light falls onto it during sunset.


Yeah, I really would like to see them for sunset...so here's hoping we spend a few days up there! :D


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Feb 02, 2011 12:42 |  #789

In case any Michiganders are interested in some snow pics of Lansing :)

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Feb 05, 2011 18:14 as a reply to  @ Botanist's post |  #790

were do you like to shoot your wildlife, i shoot a lot in the shiawasee nature preserve and also at maple river recreation area. of 127 just north of st. johns. their are a lot of bald eagles here when the water is open.


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Feb 06, 2011 16:48 |  #791

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were do you like to shoot your wildlife, i shoot a lot in the shiawasee nature preserve and also at maple river recreation area. of 127 just north of st. johns. their are a lot of bald eagles here when the water is open.

I shoot it where ever I can!!:) I am interested in Shiawasee. Is there a specic place that is best? Is the water always open or are you there more spring and fall? Just curious. Around me there is thousands of acres of federal and state forest. I spend a lot of time in a pickup, working my way around and seeing what I can find to shoot. When I find an area that consistently shows certain wildlife, I will pick some time to do a stake out so to speak. I think I have an owl some what pinned but need to relocate him this spring. I will stake that one out. Driving back roads and studying topo maps, I find a lot of ponds and marshes that are quite remote and during the spring until early fall, I am totally alone out there. We do go to Seney national wildlife refuge in Seney Michigan when we can Last year we made it up there two times. GREAT place to see many birds and other marsh animals. I want to try and hit Whitefish point this year in early spring during some of the migrations. They get a lot of birds flying north and they tend to cross the whitefish point area before they fly across lake Superior. There is also a refuge over by Tawas city that I have heard is really good in the spring. I want to get there some time as well. Not always eagles but I enjoy being outdoors.

Have you ever seen the wildlife viewing page on the Michigan DNR website?

http://www.michigan.go​v …53-10370_12144---,00.html (external link)

It has a lot of ideas to consider. I have spent some times on a side page from that one called Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide. Once you bring up that page, you will find a link to now available online. Hit that. Now click on the region of the state you want to research and it will give you a list of all wildlife areas. Great tool if you want find areas with reasonable access. Feel free to have a look. Besides, our tax dollars paid to have it put up. :lol:




  
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Feb 07, 2011 08:20 |  #792

Sno*Drift was great this year. Lots of snow on ice, instead of just ice. Made for some quick stages!
Full set can be found here https://photography-on-the.net …96419&highlight​=sno+drift

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Feb 07, 2011 12:47 |  #793

res wrote in post #11789913 (external link)
I shoot it where ever I can!!:) I am interested in Shiawasee. Is there a specic place that is best? Is the water always open or are you there more spring and fall? Just curious. Around me there is thousands of acres of federal and state forest. I spend a lot of time in a pickup, working my way around and seeing what I can find to shoot. When I find an area that consistently shows certain wildlife, I will pick some time to do a stake out so to speak. I think I have an owl some what pinned but need to relocate him this spring. I will stake that one out. Driving back roads and studying topo maps, I find a lot of ponds and marshes that are quite remote and during the spring until early fall, I am totally alone out there. We do go to Seney national wildlife refuge in Seney Michigan when we can Last year we made it up there two times. GREAT place to see many birds and other marsh animals. I want to try and hit Whitefish point this year in early spring during some of the migrations. They get a lot of birds flying north and they tend to cross the whitefish point area before they fly across lake Superior. There is also a refuge over by Tawas city that I have heard is really good in the spring. I want to get there some time as well. Not always eagles but I enjoy being outdoors.

Have you ever seen the wildlife viewing page on the Michigan DNR website?

http://www.michigan.go​v …53-10370_12144---,00.html (external link)

It has a lot of ideas to consider. I have spent some times on a side page from that one called Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide. Once you bring up that page, you will find a link to now available online. Hit that. Now click on the region of the state you want to research and it will give you a list of all wildlife areas. Great tool if you want find areas with reasonable access. Feel free to have a look. Besides, our tax dollars paid to have it put up. :lol:

they are actually starting an auto tour thru the refuge this spring, witch will take you right down by the the river, i have only been out their a couple of time this winter, but their is a kestrel im after. here is a link to the refuge
http://www.fws.gov/mid​west/Shiawassee/ (external link)


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Feb 14, 2011 08:19 |  #794

Anyone from MI is going to this workshop :http://www.theboulders​.com/NGTraveler/ (external link) ?




  
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Feb 24, 2011 21:54 |  #795

Autorama all weekend at Cobo. I'll be at the Brown Dog Welding booth downstairs Friday and some of Saturday.

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