In a little more than a month, the Porcupine Mountains, in addition to the Keweenaw Peninsula will be brimming with Chinese tourists visiting for the colors. They are always exceptionally polite and always ready to discuss photography and equipment (especially view cameras). Unlike their American counterparts, who approach with, "You gettin' any good pitchers...?", they are articulate and appear well educated. They are also, unlike many of their American counterparts, very polite and do not walk in front of the camera.
It is truly a gift to be able to work and live where others have to vacation to visit.
“...if we consider the difference between William Henry Jackson packing in his cameras by mule, and the person stepping out of his car to take a picture with an Instamatic, it becomes clear how some of our space has vanished; if the time it takes to cross space is a way by which we define it, then to arrive at a view of space 'in no time' is to have denied its reality.”
― Robert Adams