One of my favorite views on the Keweenaw, atop of Brockway Mountain. It is always windy up here, so be sure to secure your tripod well if you are using one, especially for long exposures. Even the smallest movement from wind, which can go unobserved, can degrade images. I have always encouraged those starting out in photography to see the tripod as a necessary extension of the camera itself. The exception being hand-held work in street photography, kid and family snap shots, etc. Otherwise, serious work needs to be on a tripod with concurrent use of a cable release or self-timer set on the longest option. Reminds me of what my 8th grade shop teacher used to yell at us (back in the days when teachers could do it)....."I want craftsmanship, not crappy shit ! There must have been over 75 tourists coming and going at a time when I was taking this series of shots, and as you can imagine, 90% or greater were using cell phones. We are producing ten trillion images per year globally, but not much photographic art.
“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day