Each year at this time I typically take a weekend to travel to Fayette State Park on the Garden Peninsula to photograph the historic pig iron mining village on the shores of Lake Michigan there. It is about a four hour drive going East on US-2 from Ironwood…. one way. Last year we spent the night in the only motel to be found in Garden, which was only ten minutes from the park. The later I wait, the more likely I will have the place to myself, especially if the leaves are down. Most of the old buildings are well preserved and he opportunity for turn of the century architectural photographs is outstanding. The bay is marked by towering sandstone cliffs and lots of old pilings from the shipping days there, which also makes for good landscape photography. Last year we ended up doing all the image making on Sunday, as we arrived to rain and high winds on Saturday. Another good reason to book a room at the Garden Motel, just in case.
“Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” Shannon Alder