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Sep 26, 2008 21:02 |  #1
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Hello, I'm not sure if this is the perfect place to ask this, but i'm looking for good scenary :cool:in michigan to take pictures of, waterfalls, good rapids/streams, you know the good stuff, i'm located in metro detroit area, and i've hit up pretty much everything around here, i'm looking for something a little more of a higher pedigree, thanx in advance


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Sep 27, 2008 09:36 |  #2

"Say Ya to da U.P., eh!"
I believe that's the only place with waterfalls and rapids in Michigan.


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Sep 27, 2008 11:20 as a reply to  @ ggt1_02's post |  #3
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Hah, that's a helluva drive :)


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Sep 28, 2008 10:25 as a reply to  @ Lazuka's post |  #4
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Go to Oscoda. The Au Sable river snakes thru town. Lots of good pictures from the high banks. Also Foote Dam is in Oscoda. Take River Road down about 8 miles and you will see the lumbermans monument. Good photo ops there
I have the same problem you do. I live in Saginaw and I pretty much took all the pictures I need here. I would say Oscoda would be the place to go.


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Sep 29, 2008 08:03 as a reply to  @ pastanley's post |  #5

I'm in the Rochester area and spend a lot of time in the Metro Park system.
Lake Erie Metropark, just south of Gibraltar, has a great birds of prey show


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Sep 30, 2008 15:47 |  #6

Pick up a copy of the DeLorme Atlas for Michigan. It will show you lots of places you have probably already driven by. Usually about $20 from Amazon. It shows public vs private land and will show public lands like refuges, parks, production areas, etc. You may be surprised how many little gems are tucked in all over this country.




  
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Sep 30, 2008 16:54 |  #7

PBeeee wrote in post #6411483 (external link)
Pick up a copy of the DeLorme Atlas for Michigan. It will show you lots of places you have probably already driven by. Usually about $20 from Amazon. It shows public vs private land and will show public lands like refuges, parks, production areas, etc. You may be surprised how many little gems are tucked in all over this country.

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Oct 07, 2008 07:58 as a reply to  @ ggt1_02's post |  #8

Head into the thumb. Stop by a little town called Kilmanagh in Huron County. They have an old general store built in the 19th century which is in a sad state of disrepair that could be nice to shoot on cloudy days. Then keep on going up to Caseville and round the thumb to Port Austin. Farm country can be gorgeous if done right.


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Oct 07, 2008 08:05 |  #9

ggt1_02 wrote in post #6390939 (external link)
"Say Ya to da U.P., eh!"
I believe that's the only place with waterfalls and rapids in Michigan.

You makin fun of my home? ;)


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Oct 07, 2008 08:06 |  #10

I agree that there is lots to shoot in the UP but the drive is crazy.http://www.gowaterfall​ing.com …/maps/statemich​igan.shtml (external link)
Or Ohio: http://www.gowaterfall​ing.com …alls/maps/state​ohio.shtml (external link)
One of my new fav places to shoot is the west side of the state--- lots of great stuff out there.
You could always drive up to Kensington Metro Park-- some nice scenery there to shoot. But no real waterfalls that I know about. http://www.metroparks.​com/parks/pk_kensingto​n.php (external link)


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Oct 07, 2008 16:22 |  #11

I'm from Leelanau county, which has fantastic fall photo opportunities. You have Sleeping Bear lakeshore, Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay and many lakes. Great restruants as well. Good luck in your search.


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Oct 07, 2008 17:02 |  #12

Atheist wrote in post #6452325 (external link)
You makin fun of my home? ;)

Never! I hope to make it up there some day soon. I also second the Au Sable River region. I was just up there on Saturday for a day trip.


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Oct 07, 2008 18:42 |  #13

Up the Right or Left coast.

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Oct 13, 2008 20:26 |  #14
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chauncey wrote in post #6401877 (external link)
I'm in the Rochester area and spend a lot of time in the Metro Park system.
Lake Erie Metropark, just south of Gibraltar, has a great birds of prey show


I live 10 minutes from erie metro park, it's very......boring? there is a lot of birds though, i heard sometimes owls?


But thanks to the rest of the replies, i'll check out that book ;)


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Oct 13, 2008 21:55 |  #15

I have shot south west Michigan to death. But never wet over to the south east side. Well other than for the auto show.


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